Eden Project

Posted on: 12/19/19 7:37 PM

We had a trip to the Eden Project today to see the christmas festival, they have ice skating, the Eden christmas orchestra and of course Santa’s grotto, details and times below plus you have to see artist Luke Jerram’s hauntingly beautiful work Gaia, suspended in the Mediterranean Biome. Photo below

The Festival of Christmas takes place from 30 November until 30 December 2019. We’re open every day of the holidays except for Christmas Day. We stay open late on selected evenings (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 30 November until 15 December, then daily 18–23 December and 27–30 December). Visit our opening times page for full details.

Here are details on individual timed activities:

Music performances

These take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 30 November until 15 December, then daily 18–23 December and 27–30 December. Christmas concerts in the Mediterranean Biome happen at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm (ending at 7pm), while the brass band will play at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm outside in our gardens.

Christmas Jumper Swap Shop 

Our Christmas Jumper Swap Shop happens on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 17 December, then daily 18–24 December and 27–30 December. It’s open 12pm-7.30pm (except for 24 and 26 December, when it’s open 12pm-3.30pm). Bring along your unwanted seasonal sweaters and exchange them for something new to you.

Gaia sculpture

Gaia will be suspended in the Mediterranean Biome until 5 January 2020.

Winter Tales

Join the Eden Storytellers for magical winter stories for all the family, inside the Mediterranean Biome daily at 12 noon and 3pm.

Father Christmas experience

Father Christmas sessions are bookable and take place during the day and some early evenings during weekends from November 30 to December 15. From December 18 to Christmas Eve there are sessions every day.

Ice skating

Find out more about when you can skate, including details of special sessions for different ages, on our ice skating page.


Join us for some winter crafts on the upper floor of the Core bulding:

  • 30 Nov–15 December: 12–5pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only
  • 18–23 December: 12–5pm daily
  • 24 and 26 December: 11–3.30pm
  • 27-30 December: 12–5pm daily