The Eden Project will reopen at 10am on Thursday 3 December, in line with the latest Government guidance. You can book tickets for Christmas at Eden online here. Read our FAQS. Our online shop remains open.

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Christmas at the Eden Project 2020

Meet one of our Christmas Elves

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The Father Christmas experience

This year Father Christmas has brought his entire magic-making laboratory to take over the top floor of the Core building, where he will be using some of Eden’s amazing plants to help create new magical powers.

Expect plenty of surprises and a fun show full of warmth and cheer – along with Christmas treats for everyone to take home!

Each Father Christmas experience ticket includes:

  • Thirty-minute Christmas experience featuring Father Christmas and the elves
  • A hot chocolate on arrival
  • A special festive gift for children from Father Christmas and the elves
  • A take-home treat for all on exit

Dates, times and tickets

Father Christmas tickets are now sold out* but you can still book for our Christmas experience or to ice skate during the festive season.  

*except for our final relaxed session (for children with autism spectrum condition, sensory and communications needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience.

The Father Christmas experience at Eden takes place on selected dates between 4-24 December, and must be pre-booked in advance at £10 per ticket per person (child or adult)**.

In addition, all guests require valid Eden admission, Pass or Membership, and must pre-book a timed entry slot at least 30 minutes before the start of their session. 

Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, a full refund will be provided;  ticket purchasers will be contacted directly with details of the refund process.

**All children over 12 months old require a Father Christmas ticket to be purchased for them, plus a timed entry ticket (the timed entry ticket is free for children aged four and under).

Children under the age of 12 months – and personal carers accompanying someone with a disaiblity – are eligible for a complimentary Father Christmas ticket, and also require a free timed entry ticket (you can arrange this online during your booking).

See our full terms and conditions. 

Enjoying Father Christmas at Eden safely

We’ve worked hard to create a magical yet safe experience for all our visitors this Christmas. Eden continues to operate at reduced visitor capacity with pre-booked timed entry for all guests. Please ensure you allow at least 30 minutes between your timed entry admission to Eden, and the start of your Father Christmas experience.

To ensure the highest safety standards for our visitors and team members, the Father Christmas experience will be different to previous years. Capacity for each show will be significantly reduced overall, and there is a maximum group size of six per booking in line with government guidelines.

There will be no physical contact between Father Christmas and visitors, and social distancing guidelines must be followed. Any guests over 11 years must wear a face mask. However, we are taking every step to make sure the experience remains as magical as Father Christmas himself.

Find out more about how we’re keeping our visitors safe.

Relaxed sessions

We also offer pre-bookable relaxed sessions for children with autism spectrum condition, sensory and communications needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience. You can enjoy a visit to Father Christmas at your own tempo in a calmer and gentler environment. These will take place at the following times:

  • Saturday 5 December: 11am (sold out)
  • Sunday 13 December: 2pm (sold out)
  • Sunday 20 December: 10am (sold out)
  • Tuesday 22 December: 11am (sold out)

Book your tickets

Father Christmas tickets are now sold out*, but you can still book for our Christmas experience or to ice skate during the festive season.  

*except for our final relaxed session (for children with autism spectrum condition, sensory and communications needs or learning disabilities who may benefit from a more informal experience.

We are reviewing our plans for the festive season in line with the latest government guidance and working hard to create a magical Christmas experience. Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, a full refund will be provided; ticket purchasers will be contacted directly with details of the refund process.