5 reasons to go to the Padstow Christmas Festival 2019


Padstow Christmas Festival 2019 | Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th December

1. Get inspired by chef demos

Enjoy four days of inspiring chef demos delivered by our very own Rick Stein, Jack Stein, Stephane Delourme, Pete Murt, Nick Evans, Julian Pickup and Ashley Gains – days and timings below. As well as unmissable chefs like Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth, Angela Hartnett and more. For a full list of the chef demos taking place click here.

Thursday 5th

Jack and Charlie Stein: 1pm
Ashley Gains: 3.30pm

Friday 6th

Rick Stein: 10am
Julian Pickup: 2pm
Jill Stein’s forum: 5pm

Saturday 7th

Rick Stein and Ashley Palmer-Watts: 11am
Rick’s foodie forum: 12noon
Book signing with Jack at Stein’s Deli: 2pm
Book signing with Rick at Stein’s Deli: 2.45pm
Nick Evans: 2.15pm

Sunday 8th

Pete Murt: 11.15am
Stephane Delourme and Jose Pizarro: 1pm
Stuart Pate: 3pm

2. Watch Father Christmas and the lantern procession

Wrapped in your cosy hat and woolly scarf, watch Father Christmas on a horse drawn Victorian bus and see his lantern helpers parade through Padstow on Friday 6th December at 6pm. With the added carol singers and live music, this festive spectacle is one not to miss.


3. Observe the fantastic firework display on the harbour

With the sound of crackles, sizzles and bangs from launching fireworks, a stunning display will light up the dark night sky of Padstow. Taking place on Friday 6th December at 8.30pm, the display will set off from the north outer harbour beyond the ferry steps and can be viewed from anywhere on the north or south quay.


3. Spread some festive cheer by joining the Santa Fun Run and Cycle

This year the annual Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Fun Run & Cycle will be taking place once again at the Padstow Christmas Festival. Setting off from Wadebridge to Padstow on Saturday 7th December you can take part by either walking, running or cycling. All ages are welcome – register to take part here.


5. Explore the Christmas market in the main marquee and enjoy some festive tastings

Discover the region’s best food, drink, arts and craft suppliers at the Christmas market. Whether you’re after a Christmas stocking filler or looking for a tasty treat, choose from the great selection on show. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for food stand, serving up dishes from Rick’s travels.