Visitor to Christmas Festival Wins a Free Holiday in Padstow

The winner of a prize draw to win a week's holiday in Padstow in Cornwall was announced during the recent Padstow Christmas Festival.

One lucky visitor to this month’s Padstow Christmas Festival will be returning to the area for a free holiday in 2018, after winning a competition organised by local company Harbour Holidays.

Michelle Sanders won a week’s stay at town centre property Stepper at Harbour View Apartments, following her automatic entry into the Christmas competition.

Everyone staying with Harbour Holidays during the Christmas Festival was automatically entered into the draw and the winner was announced on Tuesday 12th December.

Stepper is a VisitEngland Four Star Gold standard apartment located beside Padstow’s picturesque harbour and sleeps up to four people. Ms Saunders can choose from a wide range of dates for her return visit in 2018.

The Padstow Christmas Festival is one of the town’s biggest celebrations, held annually to usher in the festive season in the Cornish seaside town. The main event is held in a big marquee packed with stalls selling local crafts and Cornish food and drink.

The festival also features carol singing, a visit from Santa and live cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs, including Padstow’s Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth.

As well as the holiday competition, all festival goers were given the chance to win a hamper full of Cornish products by entering a separate prize draw at the Harbour Holidays stand outside its quayside office. The winner of the hamper was Jane Holloway.

Nicky Stanley from Harbour Holidays commented: “It was great fun meeting so many people at the Christmas Festival. We got to chat to a lot of guests and other visitors who were enjoying the Christmas spirit in the town.”

Harbour Holidays manages over 150 cottages, houses and apartments in the Padstow area, many of which were occupied during the festival in early December. A full list of properties in Padstow can be seen here.

“The festival is one of the highlights of the year in Padstow and does a great job of attracting locals and holidaymakers to the town,” said Nicky. “We had a number of guests who arranged their holiday dates to coincide with the festival.”

She added: “Congratulations to our competition winners who were delighted with their prizes. I’m sure Jane will enjoy her hamper goodies and we look forward to welcoming Michelle back for her free holiday in Padstow next year.”

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