CHRISTMAS AT BUTE PARK is now open and you’re set to enjoy Wales’ biggest ever festive lights trail. This year they’ve joined forces with a host of home-grown creatives to make sure its 2022 event shines brighter than ever.

Christmas at Bute Park

You’ll wander this year’s trail to surround-sound audio created by local young composers, marvel at a host of illuminations made by locally-based lighting designers and makers, and benefit from the very best in Welsh creativity thanks to partnerships forged through the Ignite Cymru scheme.

We met up with the three composer from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. DARCY COLE, JONATHAN DAGLISH and MILLIE ANDREWS are students at the college and were given this huge opportunity to work on specially composed music for the trail, with feedback on their work from BAFTA Award winning composer, Sandy Nuttgens.


Bute Park will be taken over by a stunning array of festive lasers, neon trees and flame-lit light installations that will remain open to visitors until January 1st. The 1.4km route is fully accessible to those with wheelchairs and prams, and aims to offer an inclusive celebration of Christmas for all the family. Take a look at our feature HERE.

This year, there will be an even wider range of food and drink producers and a newly extended area for toasting marshmallows too. Greek Meating Point, Yorkshire PuddingWraps, Pizza Scorchinis, Hot Dogs Gourmet Griddle, Indian Keralan Karavan, Brownies Chock Shop, Smoking Griddle Cardiff, Churros Hermanos and a host of other suppliers are also among the new food offerings for 2022.

The trails itself is stunning, with some fantastic additions to last years display. If you are booked in, take a camera, take the family and take your time to enjoy the spectacle that is CHRISTMAS AT BUTE PARK. For more details and to book tickets, go HERE