Things to do in November in Cornwall

November in Cornwall might bring crisper air and shorter days, but it also ushers in a world of seasonal charm and excitement. As autumn’s hues gracefully transition into winter’s embrace, Cornwall offers an array of activities for the whole family. From dazzling Bonfire Nights and the intrigue of a Murder Mystery to the enchantment of Christmas Markets and the joy of Christmas Lights switch-on’s, Cornwall in November is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be explored. Stay with us this November and experience everything the season has to offer. We have compiled a list of some things to do in November in Cornwall, read on as we unveil the best ways to make the most of Cornwall’s November magic. 

Celebrate Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is a wonderful British tradition and the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, all bundled up in warm layers, to celebrate and enjoy dazzling fireworks and cosy bonfires. 

Heartlands Cornish Heritage Bonfire Night

If you’re looking for an unforgettable way to celebrate Bonfire Night in Cornwall, look no further than Heartlands Bonfire Night. This spectacular event, held annually on November 5th, is a truly unforgettable night. There will be food vendors, and live music throughout the evening, a bonfire from 6:30 pm and fireworks from 8.00 pm.  Click here for more information. 

Driftwood Spars Bonfire Night

Celebrate Bonfire Night at The Driftwood Spars in St. Agnes on Saturday, November 5th, from 5.00 pm – 11.30 pm after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19. Enjoy a fantastic free-entry event featuring a spectacular firework display and bonfire, live music, children’s entertainment, fire dancers, and more. Click here for more information.


Go to a Murder Mystery:

November 10th | £45 | 6:30pm arrival

Join us for a thrilling interactive murder mystery dinner hosted by Murder by Appointment, investigate the crime and try to solve the mystery. Enjoy live entertainment and a delicious 3-course dinner. Immerse yourself in the time period as you sip on an arrival drink inspired by the era upon arrival. Don’t miss your chance to experience the glamour, intrigue, and excitement of the 1940s Diamond Heist Murder Mystery. Book your spot today and prepare yourself for a night like no other!

To book call 01209 203000 ext. 3 or email

Visit a Christmas Market

What better way to kick off your Christmas shopping than with a visit to a Christmas market? Cornwall’s Christmas markets are spectacular and a great way of finding locally made gifts for your loved ones. 

Penventon’s Mistletoe Market | 18th November  | 11am – 4pm | Free Entry

Get ready to embrace the holiday spirit at our inaugural Mistletoe Market on Saturday, November 18th, from 11.00 am – 4.00 pm. This charming Christmas market, hosted in our Ballroom and Lady Edith event suites, features 60+ local businesses and artisans offering an array of crafts, gifts, and delectable treats. While you peruse the perfect presents for your loved ones, savour a cup of indulgent hot chocolate or warming mulled wine and cider. Plus, be enchanted by festive carol singers in the afternoon, setting the ideal cosy Christmas mood. Best of all, it’s entirely free to enter! Join us and relish the holiday magic.
Make it a full-day affair by booking lunch or dinner with us. For reservations, call 01209 203000 or email 

The Big Christmas Market – Truro | 29th November – 24th December

Truro’s annual Christmas market is back this year and better than ever. Some of Cornwall’s best small artisan traders will be in bespoke wooden cabins along Lemon Quay. Every day will showcase food local food, drink, art and craft as well as music and other festive happenings. Check out the Visit Truro website for more information. 

Go to a Christmas Lights switch-on
Redruth in Lights | November  25th 

If you’re in search of the perfect way to kick off the festive season, look no further than Redruth’s annual Christmas Light switch-on event. Our charming Cornish town transforms into a winter wonderland, aglow with festive lights. The event is a true community celebration, and attending ‘Redruth in Lights’ is an enchanting experience for visitors of all ages. Don’t miss this magical event; it’s a true Cornish Christmas tradition that’s not to be missed.


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