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This December, Swansea is yours to enjoy! We have plenty of festive fun in store for you and your family, from ice skating to festive markets, to a great competition to win some prizes for your pooch!

Scroll on to discover how Swansea promises to be merry and bright this Christmas…

The City Centre is full of festive cheer with not one but two Christmas trees courtesy of sponsors John Pye Auctions and Swansea Working. Swansea Market is also now open every day until December 24th, giving you more time to get everything you need for a perfect Christmas.

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Waterfront Winterland
10 November – 8 January 2023

This December, head down to Waterfront Winterland’s cosy Alpine Village for a relaxing evening of live music from local talent, alongside delicious hot food and drink.

Why not get your skates on and experience the ice walk as it meanders through the park’s trees. All this alongside everyone’s favourite rides and funfair attractions!

Waterfront Winterland

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!

Swansea Christmas Market

Get Festive at The Quadrant
This December

This December at The Quadrant Shopping Centre, you could win BIG every week leading up to Christmas day! If you spot Quin the Quadrant Elf hiding around the centre and snap a selfie for social media, you could win £50.

PLUS, if you’re in town on December 3rd, 10th or 17th and spot Nerys and Norman the Naughty Elves getting up to mischief, not only will you receive a special treat but you could win £100 to spend in the shop of your choice!

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Enjoy Swansea’s Christmas Competition!
5 -19 December

We have a special competition running this December and it’s all about the pooches! They could win a hamper worth up to £100 with thanks to Dewkes Pet Shop! All you have to do is head to our Facebook post below to follow the instructions and enter!

Entries close at 10am on Monday 19 December 2022, and the winner will be drawn on 20 December.

Head here for full terms and conditions.

We can’t wait to see their festive day out!

Enter here

BBC Now ‘Swingin’ Christmas’
14 December, Brangwyn Hall

Swing into Christmas with BBC National Orchestra of Wales as we return to Brangwyn Hall on 14th December at 7:30pm with our ever-popular Christmas Celebrations Concert.

West end star Louise Dearman, and Big Band singing legend Matt Ford join the orchestra for an evening 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.

So don your Christmas jumpers and festive hats and get on down to Brangwyn Hall for a swingtastic night of music!

BBC Now Swingin’ Christmas

Beauty and the Beast
14 December -15 January, Swansea Grand Theatre

Come and join us for 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!

Beauty and the Beast Swansea Grand Theatre

‘Carols at the Castle’
17-18 December, Oystermouth Castle

Join the Friends of Oystermouth Castle on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December for “Carols at the Castle”.

The event will kick off the Christmas spirit inside the grounds of Oystermouth Castle between 12pm and 2pm and will be a free event although any donations will be gratefully received.

So come along and join in with singing popular Christmas carols, which will be led by the Friends of Oystermouth choir, and get into the festive spirit with family and friends. There will also be a few guest entertainers who will give a short performance at the halfway point.

A true Christmas event to enjoy this December!

Carols at the Castle

Celebrate the Christmas season at Swansea’s Waterfront Museum

Christmas has arrived at the 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. Explore today!

What’s on at National Waterfront Museum

Christmas at our Cultural Venues

There’s lots of Christmas cheer on offer at our cultural venues!

Whether you like exploring out and about or getting messy with arts and crafts, our cultural venues are getting in the festive spirit for some Christmas fun!

So, if you’re looking for activities and ideas to keep the whole family entertained in the run up to Christmas day, look no further!

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Swansea Sports Awards in association with Freedom Leisure!

Celebrating our Sporting Champions of 2022. Do you know a local athlete, a coach or team who deserves to be recognised for their achievements? Nominate them today! The Swansea Sports Awards ceremony will take place from 7pm on Thursday 30 March 2023, at the Brangwyn Hall, nominations close December 31st!

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