Christmas At Bute Park 24th November, 2023

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Step into the light

Wales’ premier festive lights trail, Christmas at Bute Park, is back and it’s bigger, brighter and more festive than ever, with an all-new layout and a longer trail of illuminations on offer in 2023 – meaning this year’s light trail is set to dazzle visitors once more. 

The award-winning event – which is currently the most popular light trail in the UK outside of London – is extending its route and completely revising its layout and range of light installations on offer, creating a never-before seen experience for all those visiting this year.

Ahead of its third annual outing, Christmas at Bute Park is also introducing a new Christmas Village to its 2023 event, which can be accessed from the very start of the trail, and providing both standard and off-peak tickets – for the first time this year too, to suit everyone’s budgets.

With more than 145,000 tickets sold in 2022, Christmas at Bute Park will be returning to Cardiff city centre from November 24th through to January 1st 2024, bringing five weeks of festive magic with it. Visitors of all ages will once again be able to soak up the magic, as the park is taken over by a stunning array of festive lasers, neon trees and flame-lit light installations.

Visitors will have the option to visit during a number of different time slots running each night & the event is fully accessible to those with wheelchairs and prams, aiming to offer an inclusive celebration of Christmas for all the family.

For more information on Christmas at Bute Park & how to book tickets, visit

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We are pleased to say that hosting the Christmas at Bute Park trail has limited impact on normal public access to the park. Visitors to Bute Park can enjoy the site in the normal way during daylight hours throughout our hire period.

Bute Park is locked 30 minutes before dusk throughout the year, and for the period of the trail, the normal park locking time is 3:45pm. However, a section of the park will be closed off slightly earlier so it can be prepared for re-opening to trail ticket holders.

An evening-only cycle and “active travel” diversion is in place whilst the trail is in operation. This maintains what is an important route across the city centre. As park visitors will know, the east-west designated commuter route ordinarily stays open, even after park locking, to provide a useful route for active travellers. We are pleased to have been able to maintain this popular route by implementing the diversion. In daylight hours, when the park is open as normal we advise the usual path is used for people’s convenience.


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24th November, 2023 - 1st January, 2024 4:15 pm - 8:30 pm


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