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The Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Shackleton's Legacy Exhibition are open daily from 10am-4pm with last admission at 3.30pm.


Visit Santa at Charlestown 2023

Meet Santa in his enchanting grotto at Charlestown this Christmas.

Santa is coming to Charlestown!

15th December – 24th December 2023

A very special guest and his helpful elves are coming to the Tunnel of Lights this December, to help make your Christmas wishes come true. Santa and his elves have been working hard all year to make Charlestown the most festive place on earth, and he can’t wait to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to you!

This experience includes meeting with Santa and his elves, and a very special festive keepsake to take home.

And remember to find out if you’ve made the naughty or nice list…don’t forget, he always checks twice!


Please note there is a maximum of 8 people per booking.

Located before the entry to Tunnel of Lights, this magical experience is a separate ticketed event and all those wishing to experience the Tunnel of Lights, This is Christmas as well, will need to purchase an additional entry ticket for that event. This is not essential to visit Santa though.

IMPORTANT: If you are planning to visit the Tunnel of Lights event on the same day as your Santa visit, then we highly recommend you organise your Santa visit BEFORE your Tunnel of Lights entry time. This will make sure that you will not have to rush through the Tunnel of Lights, especially as there are so many additional interactive moments to enjoy.