Friday, December 16, 2011 - 09:00

Christmas is in full swing at the Eden Project, with a festive line up of activities, including ice-skating, live music, lantern parades and seasonal food and drink.

Eden will be open late on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December and every night from Tuesday 27 through to Friday 30 December for the special Time of Gifts evenings.

There are a variety of activities taking place that celebrate the season of giving. In the Mediterranean Biome, friends and family have the chance to ride through the olive groves on the ‘love rickshaw’ while there is plenty of laughter to be shared in the Mediterranean Café with the Diddy Daves’ Puppet Show and ‘laughter booth’.

In the steamy heat of the Rainforest Biome, there is magical storytelling and singing from high above the canopy in the helium balloon. Elsewhere in the Biome, soothing back rubs are available, along with demonstrations about the health benefits of plants.

Music is provided by the Carey Collective, led by the acclaimed Cornwall-based composer Jim Carey along with the mellow sounds of the Eden Choir. Both come together in the form of the Eden Ensemble for the grand finale, where they are joined by visitors to take part in a parade of stunning lanterns that ends in a glittering firework display.

There is also delicious seasonal food available throughout the festive period in the Eden Bakery and the Mediterranean Café.

All the winter festival activities are included in the price of admission except for a small charge for the back rubs. Standard prices apply for ice-skating.

Eden will be open throughout the festive holidays, apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Further information about Christmas at Eden is available at