The Charlestown's Shipwreck Treasure Museum immersive Tunnel of Lights experience has opened for its fifth year.

A creative crew of artists has concocted a fresh, highly-anticipated festive theme, involving tens of thousands of sparkling lights that guides guests on an exciting excursion to Christmas Land in the North Pole.

The unique experience narrates the process of Christmas preparation throughout the year.

Guests can walk through enchanted forests, explore the Christmas Mountain Railway and encounter Santa’s diligent helpers, all part of Santa’s annual routine leading up to the big day.

The experience continues with a chance for families to engage with some Christmas craft-making at the Christmas Mountain and Santa’s Headquarters.

There's also an opportunity to write letters to Santa and deposit them into his special postbox.

Notable highlights include the glistening garage of Santa, which features his iconic sleigh and toy workshop, and a glimpse into his busy office—along with a chance for a photo in the big man's own chair.

Visitors are also welcomed to the museum’s harbour side viewing platform to see some snowfall.

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Aside from the ever popular Giant Snow Globe, the museum refreshment options, the Glögg Stop and Koffi coffee shop, will be providing guests with a selection of festive Scandinavian drinks and delectable cocoa and pastries.

The outside of the museum will be adorned with Christmas lights, in addition to illuminating more than four miles of its tunnel, extending 220 metres with dazzling seasonal lights, making this the longest indoor tunnel in the UK.

Lynné Raubenheimer, Production Manager at the Shipwreck Treasure Museum said: "The Tunnel of Lights has quickly become a Christmas tradition for so many people and we’re excited to welcome families to immerse themselves in our magical journey to get behind-the-scenes of Christmas.

"Santa will also be joining us in his grotto to meet children this year in a new, additional event here at Charlestown in the lead up to Christmas.

"It’s going to be so much fun."

The Tunnel of Lights runs from December 1 to December 31, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Santa will be available in his grotto daily from December 15 through to Christmas Eve.

Admission for both events must be booked in advance through the museum's website at