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Father Christmas has arrived as Eden’s magical music and light-filled festive experience begins

Father Christmas arrived at the Eden Project yesterday (Thursday, November 30), bringing with him a flurry of snow that dusted the famous Biomes. Mr Claus has officially taken up residence in his cosy log cabin with his merry elves and sleigh in tow, ready to take families on an all-new interactive and theatrical adventure.

Christmas at the Eden Project

Father Christmas at the Eden Project

Christmas at the Eden Project

Eden’s magical Christmas experience starts today (December 1) with late nights on select dates to take in the sparkling light displays and live musicians, transforming the gardens and Biomes into a botanical wonderland.

Father Christmas and his hard-working elves regale families with a heart-warming festive story before getting the chance to meet Father Christmas in person as part of the 40-minute experience. Each child is then given their very own Christmas tree seeds to take home, which they can grow for many years to come.

The Mediterranean Biome is filled with the sounds of live musicians bringing a twist to Christmas classics with jazzy 1920s flair. Twinkling lights and glittering installations create a mesmerising atmosphere, while a stunning centrepiece of 55 glowing lights suspended above the Citrus Grove move and pulsate in sync with a beautiful Christmas poem to set the scene.

The Biome will come alive with 40-minute performances from 5:20pm, 6:20pm and 7:20pm throughout the evening programmes. 

The Rainforest Biome has been transformed into an enchanted world as a unique light and soundscape presentation immerses visitors within their very own nature documentary. Delving into humanity’s profound connection with the natural world, visitors are invited to ponder the significance of nature in their lives. 


Christmas at Eden wouldn’t be complete without a spin on the glittering ice rink, with lessons and family-friendly sessions available. 

Christmas at the Eden Project takes place from 5pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from today and then daily from December 14-23 and 27-30. 

The Father Christmas experience takes place all day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and then daily from December 14-24. 

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