• Fri 02 Dec to Mon 02 Jan 2023
  • 4:30pm to 8pm

Luminate: Magical Illuminated Light Trail

We are so excited to announce that Luminate is coming to the National Botanic Garden of Wales!

Join us in December for a magical journey along a captivating illuminated trail through the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden.

Immerse yourself in our mesmerising mile-long walk, with our stunning lighting elements and fabulous interactive light play, all set to ambient music.  A timeless experience to be enjoyed by all, young and old alike.

The trail is open nightly from 1st December 2022 until Monday 2nd January 2023 (closed Christmas Day). Tickets must be pre-booked online.

Dates and Times:

2nd December 2022 – 2nd January 2023

Entry times from 4.30pm to 8pm

Entry slots are every 15 minutes and the trail will take approximately 60-90 minutes, depending how long you dwell along the way.

We strongly advise you arrive on time, if you miss your slot your tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.


I visited the Botanic Garden during daytime opening hours, can I use my ticket for Luminate?

No, a separate ticket must be pre-booked online to visit Luminate.  No daytime entry tickets will be accepted.

I’m a Botanic Garden Member, do I get free entry to Luminate?

As this is an event delivered by an external company, Members will not get free entry to Luminate and must purchase a ticket.

Can I bring my dog to Luminate?

Apart from assistance dogs, dogs will not be permitted to the Luminate light show, even if it is a ‘Doggy Day’ during daytime opening hours.

Will it be possible to use the shuttle buggy service or hire a mobility scooter?

It will not be possible to run the shuttle buggy service or offer any mobility scooters for hire during Luminate.  The trail will be suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams.

Ticket Enquiries

For all ticket enquiries, please contact Luminate directly on