Visit The Montol Festival to Celebrate the Midwinter Solstice

The Montol Festival (21 December for six days) in Penzance celebrates the Midwinter Solstice with an irresistible mix of tradition, arts and community fun.

Through the week there’ll be lantern-making workshops, fire-lit processions, strolling bands, storytelling, a ceilidh and much more. Stay at Coulsons Retreat (sleeps four), set within a gated mews of Georgian houses, close to the promenade in Penzance.

A week’s stay arriving Friday 18 December costs £167 (£666 total).