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Tunnel of Lights gets a Christmas makeover

Posted in News by Lauren Webb on 2nd December 2021

The spectacular Tunnel of Lights experience at a Cornish attraction has just received a magical Christmas upgrade with the addition of a new, previously unexplored tunnel decorated with thousands of beautiful twinkling lights.

This year’s instalment of the Shipwreck Treasure Museum at Charlestown’s popular Tunnel of Lights: Arctic Adventure event has been running since October half term and has just opened for its Christmas season.

Building on the success of creating the UK’s longest underground tunnel of festive lights over the past two years, this year’s immersive experience is even bigger, brighter, and more enchanting.

Visitors will initially journey through the polar themed tunnels, encountering shipwrecks frozen in time, following the footsteps of adventurers through a world of ice, intrigue, and snowfall. They’ll discover frozen waterfalls, giant icebergs, ice caves and the tunnels will be illuminated with thousands of lights and filled with an atmospheric arctic soundscape.

They then emerge into the award-winning attraction’s festive themed space, extravagantly decorated for festive fun and family photo opportunities galore. Visitors will encounter giant gingerbread men, a life size gingerbread house, a stunning neon backdrop and oversized Christmas candy. Finally, explorers will enter the new tunnel decked out with an eye catching light display, increasing the size of the sold out Tunnel of Lights extravaganzas of previous years.

Lynné Raubenheimer, visitor engagement manager at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum said:

“We can’t wait for families to join us and embrace our magical festive experience complete with our exciting newly added tunnel that has been decked with lights to within an inch of its life. There’s also our fun Christmas themed area with lots of festive props and scenes for the young and young at heart to interact with.

“We have limited capacity with timed entry slots which must be prebooked to ensure our visitors enjoy a safe time exploring our winter wonderland with us this Christmas and New Year. The feedback has been amazing from those who visited us during our autumn season and tickets are selling out quickly for our Christmas run.”

This year special adults only evening sessions, that include a glass of prosecco, mulled wine, beer, or a soft drink, are proving popular. These sessions are being held on selected evenings until Thursday 23 December.

The Tunnel of Lights will be open to the public daily throughout December until Sunday 9 January 2022 from 10am to 8pm, apart from Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve when it will close at 2pm and 5pm respectively. The attraction is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Admission will include access to the museum and tickets must be booked in advance via