Christmas activities by the water 2018

CHRISTMAS is just over a month away, so to help canal boaters get into the festive spirit there will be plenty of events and activities hosted by water.

Including classic markets and waterside walks, BWML Boat Moorings have created a Christmas calendar to help you plan your holiday entertainment.

Featured in the calendar is the famous Padstow Christmas Festival, which features Santa’s Grotto – the perfect way to start the children’s Christmas – as well as live music performances, a lantern parade, carol concert, and fireworks display over the harbour.

Harry Eade, a local resistant who has been going to the festival for years, says:  “The free-to-attend event has also become renowned for its packed Christmas market. Located on the harbourside, the market houses more than 100 stalls, showcasing a tempting selection of food and drink, ranging from artisan breads and cakes, chocolates, meats and preserves, as well as award-winning craft beers and locally-produced gin. Padstow’s market also features an eclectic array of crafts, gifts and artwork created by artisans from all around the South West.”

Check out the calendar below for event dates and locations.