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Enjoy Swansea this November!
November is here and you know what that means – it’s time for the start of the festive season!

We have plenty of festivities happening in November 2022 in Swansea, including our annual Christmas Parade, Waterfront Winterland, Fan Park, Christmas Markets and much more.

So read on and discover all the ways to Enjoy Swansea this November!

Swansea Sports Awards 2022
in association with Freedom Leisure

The Swansea Sports Awards is back! For the first time since the 2020 Awards, we are pleased to be able to celebrate our local sporting champions.  Swansea’s athletes, teams, volunteers and coaches have had an incredible year in 2022, and we look forward to recognising and honouring their achievements and outstanding contributions to sport at the Swansea Sports Awards 2022.

Nominations open on November 14th, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated!

Waterfront Winterland
10 November 2022 – 8 January 2023, Museum Park

Waterfront Winterland returns as Museum Park once again transforms into a festive wonderland for the winter period, with its covered ice rink, open-air ice walk, festive funfair and extended Alpine Village.

Brand new for 2022, students and families can purchase super saver tickets, offering substantial savings on their Waterfront Winterland experience! Find out more and pre-book your Ice skating tickets online.

There will be skate penguins to help young skaters and accessible sessions with static lighting, lower sound levels and reduced capacity, ensuring festive fun for everyone.

Guests can enjoy the Alpine Bar, see Swansea from the sky with the 33m Observation Wheel, and have a go on the new funfair attractions, guaranteed to give you the thrill of your lives!

Swansea Christmas Parade
Sunday 20 November from 5pm, City Centre

Join Father Christmas for his traditional parade that heralds the start of the festive season in Swansea!

Setting off from Victoria Road at around 5pm, the free Swansea Council Christmas Parade will make its way through the City Centre to The Kingsway, with Santa switching on the Christmas Lights as he goes!

There’ll be a real carnival atmosphere full of light, music, and dancing, featuring professional performers, local community groups, and everyone’s favourite fairy tale and movie characters – yours to enjoy!

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Our huge thanks to the corporate supporters of Swansea’s Christmas Parade:

Nathanial Cars,

who are kindly providing vehicles for the parade, including the floats.

Swansea Working,

who are aiding the Polar Express to pick up steam and sponsors of the Kingsway Christmas Tree

First Cymru,

who are backing our walking groups’ journey.

John Pye,

who are helping to light up our Castle Square Christmas Tree.

Fan Park Swansea
20 November – 18 December, Singleton Park

Wales’ BIGGEST World Cup Fan Park event is coming to Swansea!

Fan Park Swansea will be screening EVERY Men’s FIFA World Cup fixture in its heated, 3,000 seater Big Top situated in Singleton Park. The Fan Park provides high standard facilities, an unbeatable atmosphere in a friendly and secure environment – perfect for celebrating with friends, family and colleagues alike!

You’ll find delicious local food suppliers, refreshing drinks from their fully stocked bar, live music, DJ, match day hosts, football legends and much, much more.
Entry is FREE on a first come, first served basis, but table reservations are available for groups – book your table online here

Swansea Christmas Market
25 November – 21 December, City Centre

Talented crafters, traditional traders and delicious street food vendors will be returning to the City Centre this festive season to offer you a brilliant selection of unique gifts, tempting treats and beautiful decorations. This year there will also be a programme of fantastic Christmas entertainment to get you in the festive spirit! Festivities will begin on November 25th

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Beauty and the Beast
14 December 2022 – 15 January 2023, Swansea Grand Theatre

Join in the festive fun at Swansea Grand Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime, Beauty and the Beast! Beauty and the Beast will be sure to make you laugh, cry and fall in love with a host of hilarious and hairy characters – so book your tickets now before the last rose petal falls!

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BBC NOW Christmas Celebrations – Swingin’ Christmas
Wednesday 14 December 7.30pm, Brangwyn Hall

Andrew Cottee  conductor
Kerry Ellis  singer
Matthew Ford  singer

Don your Christmas jumpers and festive hats, and get on down to the Brangwyn Hall for a swingtastic night of music with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Featuring popular classics such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Sleigh Ride to name just a few, all with a jazz and swing twist, this lively, festive Christmas cracker, perfect for all the family, is sure to get you in the mood.

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Christmas at The Quadrant

Get ready for Christmas this year with the Quadrant at the heart of the city centre! With plenty of shops to choose from you can get all your Christmas goodies ready before the Christmas rush. Pick up dazzling jewels from Pandora, new kicks from Schuh, make up from Boots or Superdrug and even a sweet treat to finish off a busy day from Krispy Kreme! Find out more about our stores today!

Celebrate the Christmas season at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum

With the big museum winter trail, Winter Vintage Christmas Market, arts and crafts and even a Quiz night, there will be plenty of fun for all the family. Not forgetting the interesting exhibitions that run over the Christmas period.

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