We’re so excited about the amazing events we’ll be bringing you in 2023! We’ve got seasonal events, sporting events, concerts plus our fantastic cultural venues and outdoor attractions are ready to welcome you with fun and learning.
It needn’t be a bleak mid-winter this January, there’s still lots going on in Swansea over the coming month, read on to find out more…
Last year was jam-packed with events and activities in Swansea Bay. The year kicked off with the city centre Croeso St David’s Day festival and ended with the glorious Christmas Parade.
We welcomed the World Triathlon Para Series and IRONMAN 70.3, Singleton Park hosted three huge concerts and over 3000 runners took part in the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k. Our venues welcomed thousands of visitors and outdoor attractions saw residents make the most of the dry summer.
Watch our video above for a nostalgic look back at what was a wonderful year for Swansea.
With a few more days before the schools go back why not head to the Waterfront Winterland where the colourful lights, party music and thrilling rides will give the whole family a post Christmas boost.
Take a trip on the big wheel for spectacular views of the city, try your hand at winning a huge cuddly toy, sample the delicious German sausages or toast marshmallows. You have until Sunday 8 January to get your skates on and perfect your glide on the ice rink.
Swansea Grand’s panto Beauty and the Beast has gone down a storm so far and the brand new digital set is a must see! Packed with laughs, incredible costumes and the usual silliness, it stars Swansea’s favourite dame and newly awarded Freedom of the City recipient – Kevin Johns. It runs until Sunday 15 January, if you haven’t seen it yet, or fancy going again, tickets are available here.
Step into the magical world of ‘Disney’s Fantasia in concert live to film’! Join BBC National Orchestra of Wales for a unique and cosy afternoon concert at the beautiful Brangwyn Hall on Saturday 14 January at 3pm. With big screens showing clips from Disney’s Fantasia (1940) and Fantasia 2000… plus BBC NOW performing the soundtrack LIVE! It’s the perfect concert for all ages. Spellbinding!
What better time than the New Year to embark on a new adventure and discover some of the many free trails Swansea has to offer?
Whether you fancy a cultural excursion around the City’s museums and art venues or would prefer to strap on your walking boots and take in some breath-taking scenery, there’s something for everyone, #TryOurTrails.
The nominations for Swansea Sports Awards in association with Freedom Leisure are now closed and the shortlists are being drawn up. The awards will take place on Thursday 30 March 2023 at the Brangwyn Hall, honouring the people and clubs that have generously given their time and dedication to sports in Swansea.
It’ll be the first ceremony to take place since 2020 and it’s shaping up to be a special one. Tickets for the awards will be on sale soon, keep an eye on our social accounts for an announcement.
Ever thought about having a go at the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k but thought you’d never be able to do that? Well, maybe this is the year you ‘Give it a Go’
It’s the ideal 10k to start with as the route is flat, the scenery beautiful and the cheers and support from spectators first class. There’ll be a medal waiting for you at the end, a commemorative t-shirt for you to keep and an amazing feeling when you cross that finishing line.
So, what are you waiting for? Enter today and we really look forward to supporting you along your running journey. The Early Bird reduced entry fee offer ends at midnight on Sunday 8 Jan, hurry!