Christmas Breaks in Cornwall

Outstanding Cornish cuisine, sparkling drinks, and glittering entertainment - Christmas at Carlyon Bay is truly magical.

Try something different this Christmas and retreat to the Cornish coast for an unforgettable break, with a jam-packed entertainment programme and 4-star facilities including an 18-hole championship golf course and luxury spa. 

Relax in the capacious lounges, soak up the sea view, venture down to our private beach for a beautiful wild winter walk, plus be completely carefree with no lunch to check or presents to wrap as we will take care of everything. There is no better place to wake up on Christmas morning than The Carlyon Bay Hotel, with stunning sea views and a whole host of wealth and entertainment await you. You'll find Christmas in Cornwall unlike any other. 

To ensure our guests' requirements are fully met, we recommend booking Christmas reservations by phone, so please call our friendly Reservations team on 01726 812304.

Festive Breaks Brochure 2021

For further details about festive breaks, including the accommodation tariff and sample menus, please download the festive breaks brochure. Limited room categories are available.

Festive entertainment programme

It’s that time of year again, let's eat, drink and be merry. There is no better place to do so than here with friends and family at the Carlyon Bay Hotel.

Thursday 23 December

Thursday 23 December

A warm welcome to Carlyon Bay, mince pies and sherry await you on your arrival.

Friday 24 December | Christmas Eve

Friday 24 December | Christmas Eve

  • Morning We have a coach leaving at 10am to take you to the cathedral city of Truro for some last-minute shopping. 
  • Pre-dinner A welcoming champagne reception starts at 6.30 pm and is accompanied by “Bugle Silver Band” who will be playing festive music and carols. Dress code for the evening is black tie.
  • After dinner Join us in the Terrace Lounge for live music and dancing.
  • Midnight For anyone wishing to join the midnight mass service, we have arranged transportation to churches of various denominations.
Saturday 25 December | Christmas Day

Saturday 25 December | Christmas Day

  • Morning Join us at 10:30am on the putting green for a “Wacky Crazy Golf” competition. All levels of play are welcome.
  • Lunch At 12pm we meet in the Terrace Lounge for Champagne and a few carols accompanied by our resident pianist, prior to a scrumptious Christmas lunch served at 12:30 pm. The Queen's speech will be broadcast in the Spa Bar at 3 pm.
  • Be sure to leave a little room for afternoon tea in the lounge between 4:30 pm & 6 pm.
  • Dinner From 7 pm we will be serving our traditional Christmas night buffet, featuring a wealth of locally sourced produce. 
  • After dinner Relax and enjoy some quiet “gaming” at our fun casino, running in the Terrace Lounge from 9 pm. We will give you your opening “stake” to start you on your way to winning the prize for the largest pot!
Sunday 26 December | Boxing Day

Sunday 26 December | Boxing Day

  • Morning On this traditional sporting day, why not join in one of the many events we have planned?
  • Tee off for our Stableford competition over the 18 holes of our championship course, just contact the golf professional to arrange a tee time.
  • 11am We will be holding our laser clay pigeon shooting challenge on the 9 hole course which is suitable for all ages.
  • Stroll down to the historic port of Charlestown to see the spectacle of the “Harbour swim”, a local annual fundraising event.
  • Evening After dinner enjoy fantastic live entertainment.
Monday 27 December

Monday 27 December

  • Morning From 10am we will be holding a golf competition over the 9 holes of our pitch and putt course. Prizes galore, so why not give it a swing?
  • 2:00pm Spend the afternoon in the warmth of our Terrace Lounge and enjoy our Christmas quiz with quizmaster Rob French.
  • Evening After dinner join us in the Terrace Lounge for a night of illusion.
Tuesday 28 December

Tuesday 28 December

  • 10:00am - 6:00pm Fun and games all day in the FuNzOnE.
  • Evening Our resident pianist accompanies pre-dinner drinks in the Terrace Lounge.
Wednesday 29 December

Wednesday 29 December

  • 10:00am - 6:00pm Fun and games all day in the FuNzOnE.
  • During the day Hotel Stableford Golf Competition - book your tee time direct with the Golf Professional.
  • After dinner Join us in the Terrace Lounge with our resident DJ Rob French.