From late November, the park will be taken over by dazzling light displays, magical installations, a flickering fire area, an enchanting Starlit Boulevard, laser shows & mirror balls, as well as locally sourced street food, mulled wine and plenty more Christmas festivities.
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 8:15pm. 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.
Adult (16+) | £18, Children (3-15) | £13, Under 2s | FREE
Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children / 1 Adult, 3 Children) | £55
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are thrilled to have partnered with Big Hu gBrewing – an awesome, small independent craft beer company to bring you some great beers that not only taste great but have a social cause behind them.
‘Pave The Way Pale Ale’ was created to help support their charity partner ‘Only A Pavement Away’. OAPA help people facing or experiencing homelessness including those leaving prison and vulnerable veterans, reintegrate back into society via roles within the hospitality sector. 10p from every can sold goes to the charity via the Work For Good scheme and their donation helps OAPA cover the cost of rent, utility bills and other vital living costs. Not only that it tastes pretty good too!