Padstow Christmas Festival

Celebrity Chefs Serve Up Treats At Padstow Christmas Festival

A selection of celebrity chefs are set to serve up a stunning start to the festive season at Padstow’s star studded 5th annual Christmas Festival, starting on Friday 7th December and closing on Sunday 9th December 2012.

Padstow Christmas Festival

The Tanner Brothers and Jack Stein kick things off in style on Friday with a series of scrumptious food demonstrations and talks. On Saturday Phil Vickery of ITV’s This Morning starts the day off at 10.30am followed by a fascinating food forum featuring Nathan Outlaw, Jack Stein, Carl Clarke and Mark Hix. At 2.15pm Angela Hartnett, Gaynor Coley and Polly Dent step up to the stage, followed at 4.30pm by a master class demonstration with Rick Stein and Paul Harwood. Sunday sees a further series of demonstrations, closing at 4.15pm with rising star Nathan Outlaw.

About the Padstow Christmas Festival

Padstow’s Christmas Festival promises an array of seasonal treats including Christmas lights and decorations, fireworks, seasonal food, festive demonstrations, Santa’s grotto, and late night shopping.

Rick Stein
Rick Stein, as well as his son Jack will be among the top celebrity chefs showcasing their festive culinary skills at the festival.

A traditional Christmas market will take place in a large marquee on the quay side groaning with Cornish goodies and gifts. Food and drink stands will be celebrating all things Cornish offering sensational tastings, seasonal food, mulled wine and live cookery demonstrations.

Padstow’s boutique retailers will also put on a show with their selection of artisan jewellery, fashion, crafts, and home wares to choose from. With live music and entertainment to keep everyone entertained, Padstow’s Christmas Festival offers a great way to make the most of a winter’s day.

The celebrations will culminate with a special Christmas service and carols at the historic St Petroc’s church at 6pm on Sunday evening.

Where to stay

Visitors looking for a place to stay nearby can enjoy ten per cent off short breaks with Blue Chip Holidays and up to 20 per cent off seven night breaks.

Lower Trevorgus House, an impressive four star rated Georgian stone farmhouse for ten, situated just outside St Merryn, near Padstow, can be booked from £735 for a week, saving £175. Three nights can be booked from £586, saving £61. It comes with open fireplaces, slate-flagged floors, coffered ceilings and a traditional stone games room with pool table, air hockey table and baby football table.

For smaller parties Lower Trevorgus Garden Cottage, which sleeps four, can be booked from £294 for a week, saving £65. Three nights can be booked from £239, saving £23. This beautifully converted barn is light and airy and has been finished to a very high standard. It comes with its own patio area and access to a garden surrounded by beautiful country views.

Other properties available in the winter sale include the four star gold 5 Jubilee Close, and the four star 6 Jubilee Close, both of which sleep six guests and can be booked from £422 for a week, saving £97. Three nights cost  £340, saving £34.

For bookings call 0844 7044987 or visit http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk.

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