Caernarfon Castle to become a spectacular ‘fire garden’ for two nights only

This weekend, over the evenings of Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1, the grounds of beautiful Caernarfon Castle will be spectacularly transformed into a bright and glowing ‘fire garden’.  Known as Caernarfon Alight, the event will see the UNESCO World Heritage Site lit up with night-time illuminations and blazing fire sculptures, which will include, among other installations, pyrotechnic displays, exploding structures and flame-tipped trees. Alongside the displays, visitors will also be enchanted by a series of fire-related performances as well as a variety of live music. The main event, however, will be the torch-lit procession along the waterfront – a magical experience backed by music from Mr Wilson’s Second Liners Street Band. A collaboration between Cadw, Galeri Caernarfon and Gwynedd Council, Caernarfon Alight has been organised by events company Walk the Plank, who hope to shed new light on both the castle and the surrounding local area with their special event. They said: “Caernarfon Castle, a much loved feature of this town, has been around for nearly 700 years so we’re really excited at the opportunity to animate both the castle and the town.” The Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, also voiced his excitement, saying: “Wales’s Year of Adventure has seen a packed programme of exciting events held across our historic sites. Caernarfon Alight is another exciting first for us.” A few advance tickets remain at the Galeri Caernarfon, while a limited number of tickets will also be available at the castle on the night. Child tickets are £5 and adult tickets are £8. Make the most of your stay at our holiday parks in North Wales by heading to Caernarfon Alight or one of the other fantastic events going on in Wales this autumn. Image: James Petts, available under Creative Commons