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25 Nov – 31 Dec 2021 Cardiff

Christmas at Bute Park is the biggest festive light trail Wales has ever seen

From late November, the park will be taken over by dazzling light displays, interactive installations, a flickering fire area, an enchanting fairy tree forest, laser shows & mirror balls, as well as locally sourced street food, mulled wine and plenty more Christmas festivities.

Step into the light

Christmas at Bute Park will take visitors on a breath-taking tour of festive delight around one of the capital city’s most beloved landmarks

Ticket Information

We can’t wait to welcome you to our magical new light trail.  You can purchase your tickets now for an allocated time slot from 4:30pm till 8pm. The light trail is approximately 60 minutes long followed by a food and drink hub, which you are welcome to enjoy for as long as you like. 

Bring the whole family or book with friends for a late night experience. Ideal for groups and all ages welcome. 

Ticket prices:

Adult (16+) | £18, Children (3-15) | £13, Under 2s | FREE

Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children / 1 Adult, 3 Children) | £55

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The Light Trail

Immerse yourself in magic this festive season with an unforgettable light trail for you and the whole family to enjoy. Journey through a breathtaking spectrum of Christmas illuminations, sculptures and special effects, all set within the spectacular grounds of Bute Park.

As well as spectacular light displays, the 1.4km route will also take in a special ‘Fire Garden’, an immersive ‘Sea of Light’ installation and delicious, locally produced street food and drink stalls.

Flaming Fire Garden

Special Feature

Wander through a flickering world of hand crafted, intricate fire sculptures, close enough to feel the heat. From blazing begonias to burning bulrushes; this dazzling display of unique artworks, created by the UK’s leading fire art specialists, will draw you into an unforgettable garden of fire.

Sea of Light

Special Feature

Experience a truly breathtaking view of pulsating, animated lights at the Sea of Light – the Christmas at Bute Park trail finale. Ithaca Studios, creators of stunning light displays at Kew Gardens, Blenheim Palace and Glastonbury festival, presents a new adaptation of their large-scale light extravaganza, especially for Cardiff’s Bute Park. Expect a new and awe-inspiring view of Bute Park, not to be missed.

Food & Drink

Indulge yourself in festive treats from our range of food and drink vendors. Warm yourself up on a cold winter’s evening with delicious hot cocoa or truly get into the Christmas spirit with a spiced warming glass of mulled wine. Full lineup of food & drink vendors will be announced soon. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

PALMA, MAJORCA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 9, 2017: Christmas lights on Passeig del Born
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