Stunning laser display

See the amazing spectacle of lasers across our iconic site.

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Christmas is a magical time to visit the Eden Project. From twilight the site is beautifully lit, our glistening ice rink is open, and on selected dates Father Christmas will be here with his elves and our Festival of Light and Sound will be a sight to behold. Plus, our cafes are serving seasonal food and you can do a spot of Christmas shopping at the shop.

We’re open every day of the holidays except for Christmas day, and stay open late on selected evenings.

Festival of Light and Sound

  • Selected dates from 25 November to 30 December
  • Price: included in normal Eden admission

As darkness falls, you'll be amazed by our Festival of Light and Sound featuring iy_project by internationally renowned artist Chris Levine. The Festival will transform Eden's winter landscape, outdoors and inside the Mediterreanean Biome, with light projections, music and colour. Tweet or Instagram your photos of the lasers with the hashtag #xmaslasercomp and you could win two gig tickets to next year's Eden Sessions.

The Festival can be enjoyed at any time between 5pm and 8pm on the following dates:

  • Fri 2, Sat 3, Sun 4, Fri 9, Sat 10, Sun 11, Fri 16, Sat 17, Sun 18, Mon 19, Tue 20, Wed 21, Thurs 22 and Fri 23 December

The Festival can be enjoyed at any time between 5pm and 7pm on the following dates:

  • Tue 27, Wed 28, Thurs 29 and Fri 30 December

Find out more about the Festival of Light and Sound

Meet Father Christmas

Father Christmas and his elves are setting up camp here at Eden, right up until Christmas Eve. They’ll be busy wrapping and packing and mapping and making. If you’d like to meet them, booking is essential and places are going fast!

Ice skating

Skate on our beautiful ice rink - we've got sessions to suit all ages and abilities.

Other activities

  • Storytelling: wonderful winter tales told by our Eden Storytellers against the beautiful backdrop of the Mediterranean Biome. These take place at 12 and 2pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 25 November-11 December, then every day 16-30 December.
  • Light in the Darkness: As night falls, our Rainforest will come to life. Wander the paths and encounter beautiful light displays accompanied by an enchanting soundscape of stories and music. This can be enjoyed at any time between 5pm and 8pm on the following days: 25, 26 and 27 November, and 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 December.
  • A delicious menu of tasty winter warmers.
  • Festive craft activities: Join us in the yurt in our Orchard: 
    • 25 Nov–11 Dec: from 12pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 
    • 16–30 Dec: from 12 every day.
  • Choirs: Come to the Mediterranean Biome to enjoy the beautiful voices of choirs from across Cornwall and Devon at 1pm on the following days:
    • 27 Nov: University of Exeter World Music Choir
    • 3 Dec: Culdrose Choir
    • 4 Dec: Carclaze Community Choir
    • 11 Dec: Keltique Choir
    • 17 Dec: Intune Choir
    • 18 Dec: Wadebridge Choir
  • Festive horticulture displays and talks: come and see our fabulous Ice and Fire winter planting displays in the Mediterranean Biome, or drop into one of our talks on fiery chilli plants. Find out more.