Christmas is coming

Over the next couple of months, we’ll be talking about some of our favourite things to do in Cornwall in the festive season. Cornwall’s only city, Truro, has a festival to start the late night shopping season in style, an event that is a popular favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. The City of Lights festival sees children, artists, and local community groups take to the cobbles of Truro with lanterns of withy and tissue in hand.

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Newquay Christmas lights

Christmas in Cornwall – From Eden Ice Skating to a Romantic Festive Getaway

Newquay Christmas lights

Christmas in Cornwall is one of the most magical times of the year.

There are plenty of events taking place throughout the county that’s sure to pique your festive senses, whether you’re a local or a visitor. Continue reading

A silky smooth Christmas Eve

It shall be the night before Christmas, and all through the hotel, we’ll be heading to Silks Bistro, to sing Joyeux Noël!

Amongst the holly and ivy, the AA rosette of Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar will have all the festivities you need this Christmas Eve; drinks, food, good company…what else could you possibly require?

We’ve live music from Newquay Male Voice Choir (who are celebrating forty years of harmony) and professional guitarist Mike Norfolk performing throughout the evening.

Mulled wine, a cocktail or two and gourmet mince pies with friends at Silks is just the ticket for a delicious, relaxing journey into Christmas Day, and all before those famous sleigh bells make their appearance.

Ask our kitchen staff nicely and you may even be able to take home a little something to leave out for Rudolph!

Contact us to book your place today.

The Atlantic Hotel’s guide to Christmas in Cornwall

Quite simply, there’s nowhere we’d rather be.

Whilst mulled wine and a film on the television is a welcome sight to many, a festive break at Christmas time is an excellent opportunity to explore the county’s Yuletide offerings. Exciting handmade presents, tropical ice-skating and the great outdoors all await those who choose to embrace it; this is Christmas, Cornwall style.

Silent night, shopping night

Grab your coats, scarves and woolly hats; it’s time to buy some presents!

Artisan and handcrafted gifts from the very best in the county await you at the numerous vintage fairs, craft fairs and late night shopping evenings in the run up to December 25th; and ever eager to get into the Christmas spirit, Newquay are up first:

Reindeer, a jolly parade and retail aplenty grace the streets on 28th November with the grand switching on of their Christmas lights. Partnering this is a music and ale festival alongside a food and craft fair for a weekend of merriment from 28-30th November – both look to be delicious opportunities to try out potential presents!

Newquay Christmas lights

Have a Torville and Dean moment…

Just down the road from Newquay, and a major draw for thousands across Cornwall, is ice-skating at The Eden Project. There’s something about being able to take to the ice surrounded by biomes of rare and tropical plants that makes this so special, especially at Christmas time.

The Eden Project

The rink is open from 18th October and caters for everyone from toddlers all the way up to those preferring a little spin and twirl during their glide. Manual wheelchairs are permitted on the ice (with a carer), and a special skate aid penguin is a great way to help those who are a little unsteady on their feet!

Winter waves

Cosy coats and chunky scarves are what people envisage in the later months of the year, but in Cornwall there’s an extra Christmas outfit to consider – the wetsuit! The waves are normally of a better quality than in summer, and the fewer people in the water means that those in search of an active Yuletide break can really reap the rewards of the winter season.

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The Escape Surf School is a level four BSA (British Surfing Association) approved establishment and is open 12 months a year, seven days a week. So the fact that it’s a little chilly shouldn’t be a reason to put off taking to the waves and learning a new skill…and who knows, next year you could have a brand new board waiting for you under the tree!

The choice in Cornwall at Christmas is certainly varied, and the way you spend it is entirely up to you. Listed above are three ways the team and those who stay at The Atlantic Hotel find the most fun throughout the festive season.

We feel Christmas ideas are always best discussed over a quiet drink, so we’ll see you at the bar!

Christmas in Cornwall

Cornwall’s sea air takes on an extra special quality in the latter months of the year, and we feel that the four-star luxury of the Atlantic Hotel alongside the spiced atmosphere of the county during Christmas time is something best embraced over the entire yuletide period.

A festive break at The Atlantic Hotel can be spread over three or four nights and has all you need to keep you excited and entertained throughout the Christmas period – no matter what your age!

Cornish cream teas, a champagne reception and a candlelit dinner leading into a night of entertainment awaits guests gracing the Atlantic Hotel with their presence on Christmas Eve; a perfect introduction to an unforgettable festive break by the sea.

The exciting journey down the stairs on Christmas morning is something that everyone remembers from childhood, and with a Full English buffet breakfast to indulge in (complete with sea views), it’s certainly going to be a memory to add to those of growing up.

Christmas talk

Jolly Saint Nick will keep children entertained whilst adults congregate around the Christmas tree for champagne cocktails, all before a sumptuous five-course luncheon in our Sea View Lounge (hats and blowers are provided, crackers are compulsory!)

The afternoon is yours to relax; take a swim in our pool, tune in to the Queen’s Speech or sleep off any overindulgences before a candlelit evening dinner and night of special entertainment.

Boxing day at the Atlantic Hotel how we believe every day should start – with a Full English breakfast. This can then be followed by a complimentary tour of Blue Reef Aquarium, an exclusive sushi and fish cooking demonstration from our Head Chef and a Boxing Day evening dinner under the chandelier glimmer of our Sea View Dining Room. Optional Boxing Day Luncheon and cream teas are available upon request.

A stunning sea view comes as standard with every room in our ‘Festive Breaks‘ package (for guests arriving on the 23rd or 24th December), starting with our Sea View Classic Rooms at £250 per room per night up to the private landscapes of our Balcony Suites at £350 per room per night; and as a special gift from all at The Atlantic Hotel, children go free!

Christmas rooms

Whether you decide to revel in the company of guests and staff or spend your time relaxing in your plush hotel room over the Christmas period, a festive break at the Atlantic Hotel is so much more than just an excursion, it’s an experience.

…and that’s just how we feel Christmas should be.