The BEST Christmas markets in the South West

That's right!

Better than Plymouth

Better than Exeter

Better than Bath





In 2014: Celebrating TEN years at the top.


Welcome. On these pages we aim to provide you with a useful resource that can help you, the public, plan your Christmas shopping trips to the many markets and fairs that we organise over the festive period in and around the wonderful city of Truro, capital of Cornwall.


Use the navigation bar on the left to find the information that you want:

"Christmas Markets" takes you to a listing of our events and it is there that you can find dates, opening hours and other details of each event. Each market is different and the descriptions will help you decide which ones are the best for you to visit.

Main picture: Reindeer Parade 2011 (courtesy of Malletts, Truro)


Latest NEWS- December 2014

All markets and events for 2014 are now SOLD OUT. 
Pic courtesy of Totally Truro

About us is operated by Deborah Martyn Events Limited, a company that has been running markets, food fairs, arts & craft shows and exhibitions since Christmas 2003. 


We are a family run business and work closely with our partners at Aussie Marquees and Round the Clock Security to deliver good quality events that people want to visit time and time again.

About our exhibitors

Deborah Martyn Events Limited has garnered a reputation for quality events with quality products. This has been achieved by vetting everyone who wants to trade at our events. Food producers, artists, craftspeople and other prospective traders and producers all have to submit samples of their products to us so that we can assess that they meet the levels of quality and value that we demand.


Once allowed to participate in our markets, traders and producers are subject to continual assessment, both for their product range and for their attitude and dealings with the public. Anyone who does not meet our high standards of customer service is removed from our "Approved Trader" list. Therefore, visitors to our markets can be assured of both good quality products and a friendly smile!

About our events

The Deborah Martyn team run events throughout the year from March through to December. 


At least once a month you will find our large, clear-span marquee set up on Lemon Quay, a large public space in the centre of Truro outside Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and HMV. Providing a mixture of food, drink, arts, crafts and gifts, most of it produced in the West Country, each two-day market is always popular with the public, locals and holiday-makers alike. 


Towards Christmas each year, our events grow in size as more and more producers want to take part in these events in the best shopping centre in Cornwall. With other events, such as the Fowey Christmas Market, the busiest shopping season of the year leads to the six day extravaganza of the Truro Victorian Christmas Market. Over 65,000 visitors attended this event in 2013 and it is now one of the best regarded Christmas markets in the UK.




Oou other Christmas markets in Truro include the street markets for late night Christmas shopping, organised in partnership with Totally Truro, and the famous "Last Chance Show" held on the weekend before Christmas Day where specially selected traders, producers and exhibitors make their final appearance of the year.


*Camping Magazine, December 2012.

Do you want to become an exhibitor at the Christmas markets?

Deborah Martyn Events Limited is always on the lookout for good quality artists, photographers, craftspeople and food producers who share our vision of providing quality products at reasonable prices. Our vendors have all passed rigorous quality controls and are regularly subjected to spot inspections, and only the best are accepted.

How to become an exhibitor 

Call us on 07974 870 397

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