Make it a December to remember

After missing out on a year of getting together for a drink, cheering as the twinkling lights turn on, and excitingly waiting outside Santa’s grotto… Christmas markets are back! We’re all about spreading the festive cheer and getting into the spirit of Christmas. So, we wanted to give you a little heads up on what’s happening near our resorts so you can delve into the many mince pies as you walk through Christmas wonderlands.

Credit: Eden Project - ice skating

Eden project at christmas

Cornwall

Less than 30 minutes away from Retallack Resort, the Eden Project is the place to be this Christmas. Get your ice skates at the ready, the ice rink will be back! Open from 23 October until February 2022, you won’t want to miss out. Whether you’re gliding through the middle showing off your tricks or wobbling along clinging to the barrier, you’ll come away feeling festive. The Christmas fair is also returning on 10 and 11 November, perfect for getting a head start on your present buying or simply relaxing with a mulled wine.

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Credit: Visit Cornwall - Tunnel of lights

Tunnel of lights

Cornwall

Get ready to be wowed by an underground artic wonderland, the Tunnel of Lights. Taking place at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum, your little ones won’t believe their eyes as they skip through the twinkling lights. As your kids excitedly pull you through by the hand, keep your eyes peeled for the frozen waterfalls, giant icebergs, and ice caves. If that isn’t enough to get you in the festive spirit, there’s a snowfall to make the experience truly magical! Running from 23 October to 9 January, it’s a day out you won’t want to miss.

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I Love Wight Pop-Up Christmas Shop

Isle of Wight

Are you dreaming of a Wight Christmas? Head to the Garlic Farm where you’ll feel the festivities as soon as you step foot out of the car. The Christmas pop-up shop is back from 19 November to 23 December. Tucked away in the Allium Barn, it’s a beautiful, refurbished granary with a roaring fire to get you feeling cosy and warm you up from the frosty outdoors! With hand made gifts and crafts, enjoy looking through all of the nick-nacks to add to your many decorations at home or find the perfect gift for your best friend. In between the snooping around, stop off in the restaurant for a cup of tea and mince pie to give your feet a break before heading back to the twinkling lights.

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Christmas Tree Wonderland

Dorset

Wrap up in your hat and coat and head to Bournemouth’s seafront to see the dark skies lit up by more than 100 festive illuminations... it’s as amazing as it sounds! Walk through the trail and see if you can spot the giant reindeer and the gingerbread people. With ice skating in the middle, you can skate under the stars or perhaps you’d rather grab a drink from the festive Alpine Bar and leave the balancing to other people.

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Scarborough Christmas Fair

Yorkshire

Jump into a weekend full of festive cheer, Christmas tunes, and plenty of sparkle. The Scarborough Christmas Fair is back and ready to get you feeling merry and bright. Wander through the markets, get ahead of your Christmas shopping, get stuck into the stalls, hop on the merry-go-round with the little ones and watch their smiles grow. Feeling a little chilly? Warm up with a mulled wine and maybe a mince pie or two. On the 19 and 20 November, you won’t want to miss the festive fun.

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