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Cardiff Christmas Light Installations
17 November 2021 - 6 January 2022
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Cardiff City Centre - Various Locations
Cardiff Christmas Light Installations

Experience the magic of Christmas and make new festive memoires by visiting our light installations in Cardiff city centre. All three installations will be open until early January and are free to enjoy*.

Light Maze, St John’s Gardens

close up of little boy in red jacket looking up at the colourful light maze

The interactive rainbow light maze can be found in the grounds of St John’s Church, opposite Cardiff’s famous indoor market and right beside Cardiff’s Christmas food markets.

St John’s Gardens are open each day from 8am to 9pm and the installation can be enjoyed day or night due to dichroic lacquered walls that react to daylight and illuminate at night.

The Light Maze, designed by international designer Ben Busche of Brut Deluxe, has never been seen before in Wales.

Evening Christmas Projection Show, St John’s Gardens

Each evening from 4pm-9pm, a Christmas Projection Show is displayed on the walls of The Old Library building on Working Street.

The Projection Show tells Christmas stories showing Santa in his sleigh, reindeer and robins; accompanied by audio and music.

It’s best viewed from inside St John’s Gardens so you can experience the Light Maze and Projection Show all in one evening.

Interactive Pixel Tree, Central Square

youg woman with pink hair taking a selfie in front of a 12 metre high illuminated pixel christmas tree in central square cardiff

In Central Square, opposite Cardiff Central Station, you will see a 12-metre-high conical Pixel Tree.

The illuminated Pixel Tree displays a vibrant shifting show of colour each evening after dark. It’s also open at the bottom so you can walk-through for a full immersive experience.

*St John’s Gardens Christmas Closure

St John’s Gardens will close on several dates over Christmas and New Year, meaning that there will be no access to the Light Maze and Christmas Projection Show on those dates. Please see the Christmas opening hours below:

  • Christmas Eve (24th Dec) – open 9am-9pm
  • Christmas Day (25th Dec) – closed
  • Boxing Day (26th Dec) – closed
  • 27th January – open 9am-9pm
  • 28th January – open 9am-9pm
  • 29th January – open 9am-9pm
  • 30th January – open 9am-9pm
  • New Year’s Eve (31st Dec) – open 9am-9pm
  • New Year’s Day (1st Jan) – closed
  • 2nd January – open 9am-9pm
  • 3rd January – open 9am-9pm
  • 4th January – open 9am-9pm
  • 5th January – open 9am-9pm