Spread Christmas cheer with an unmissable visit to Father Christmas and his elves, get your skates on at the Eden ice rink, and meander through festive plant displays in the Mediterranean Biome.

Our dazzling Festival of Light and Sound returns. Watch as Eden’s winter landscape is transformed with stunning new light projections, dramatic soundscapes and live music for 2017.

Plus, our cafes are serving seasonal food and you can do a spot of Christmas shopping at the shop.

 

Festival of Light and Sound

  • Dates: 8–10, 15–23, 27–30 December
  • Times: 5–8pm

Watch as Eden’s winter landscape is transformed with stunning new light projections, dramatic soundscapes and live music. The lights and sounds will begin at dusk outside and in the Mediterranean Biome. 

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Father Christmas

  • Selected dates 25 Nov – 24 Dec 2017 
  • Booking essential

Once again, Father Christmas and his elves are setting up camp here at the Eden Project, busy wrapping and packing and mapping and making, right up until Christmas Eve.

Find out more and book online

Snow Igloo

  • Venue: in the Orchard
  • Dates and times: 12–7.30pm Fri, Sat and Sun 25 Nov – 10 Dec; 12–7.30pm 15–30 Dec; 10am – 3.30pm 24 and 26 Dec.

Get your perfect Christmas photo inside our Snow Igloo. Step inside the winter scenes to pose with friends and family under the snow fall.

Craft activities

Venue: The Hive building in the Orchard

Dates and times: 

  • Dates and times: 12–7.30pm Fri, Sat and Sun 25 Nov – 10 Dec; 12–7.30pm 15–30 Dec; 10am – 3.30pm 24 and 26 Dec.

Join us for some Christmas crafts.

Festive horticulture displays

Venue: Mediterranean Biome

Discover the drift of highly scented paper-white narcissi and flowering ornamental salvias. Wander through an avenue of silver ‘Christmas trees’ with red cyclamen plants, and don’t forget to check out the chilli plant display.

Storytelling

  • Venue: The Med Terrace
  • Times: 12pm and 2pm every day

Settle in for some wonderful tall tales.

Ice skating

  • Dates: every day except Christmas Day
  • Price: extra charge applies

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

Find out more and book online

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