Fowey Christmas Market
Around the first weekend of December the beautiful seaside town of Fowey hosts a weekend of festive entertainment, food and drink along with plenty of opportunities to pick up some great Christmas gifts. It is now in it's 9th year and continues to go from strength to strength
The timetable of events for the 2013 Market have now been confirmed. Beginning around 5 on Friday 29th November, there’s a BBQ on the riverfront at Berrils Yard, with music from the School Samba Band, the lantern bearers will also gather. Father Christmas arrives in style by boat to meet local children and then leads a lantern procession through the town ending up outside the church where the town’s Christmas lights will be switched on at around 7pm after which the evening continues with a Hog Roast nearby and carol singing led by the Town Choir. Many of the local shops will be open for the duration and will close around 7.30. New for this year, Santa will be stetting up his grotto on Webb Street
Saturday 30th November sees the opening of the market at 10am, continuing on Sunday 1st December, you’ll find a wealth of traditional and Cornish traders, offering all kinds of gifts, art and craft as well as delicious local food and drink, all complementing Fowey’s eclectic range of quality eateries, boutiques and art galleries. There will also be various entertainers including the Pirates of St Piran and Fowey's very own Voiceworks Choir performing around the town, a hog roast and of course, the roasting of the vicar's chestnuts!
The Fowey Christmas Market has been an unqualified success since its inception in 2005. Fowey is a wonderful place to do all your Christmas shopping, with a fantastic range of unique little independent shops, great restaurants, hotels, guest houses, and above all, amazing views.With the huge range of seasonal products on offer at the Market, plus the many places to eat and drink around the town, this a Christmas shopping experience not to be missed.
As well as the bustling marquees on the Town Quay there is also a second market place at Fowey Leisure Centre. Fowey Town Bus will be running a shuttle service between the two sites so you can enjoy all Fowey has to offer on this splendid festive weekend.
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