Get ready for marching bands, magical floats, festive film characters, Christmas inflatables and of course Santa and his sleigh, as they will all be making an appearance at this year’s Swansea Christmas Parade and Lights Switch On!
This year’s parade will leave East Burrows Road Car Park (near the Dylan Thomas Centre) at 5.00pm with an anticipated finish time of approximately 6.00pm at the end of the Kingsway. You can find the map of this year’s Parade here.
Please be aware that the city centre is expected to be very busy during the afternoon and throughout the event – make sure to plan your travel accordingly and allow plenty of time to arrive and make your way to the parade route!
The City Centre has number of council car parks that are free on Sundays – you can find a full list of of them including locations and postcodes at swansea.gov.uk/carparks.
Note: East Burrows car park will not be available on the event day as the parade line up takes place here. In addition, the following car parks are available for parking but will be affected by the road closures for the event between 4pm and approximately 6.30pm;
There will be 2 Park and Rides operating for the Parade; Fabian Way and the Recreation Ground, with both dropping customers to the Quadrant Bus station.
In order to stage the parade safely, a number of road closures will be in place on the evening of the event. Where possible, closures will be implemented on a rolling basis. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.
The designated route of the Christmas Parade will be as follows:- Somerset Place, Wind Street, Castle Bailey Street, Castle Street, High Street, Orchard Street, The Kingsway. You can find out more details on this year’s parade route here. Therefore, the following rolling road closures, diversions and parking restrictions will be in place;
Rolling Road Closures
*Note: These are approximate timings.
For safety, security and to aid traffic movement in the area we are required to keep some roads free of parked vehicles and therefore there will be parking restrictions and a vehicle tow-away operation taking place on these roads;
For full bus timetables please visit www.firstgroup.com/south-west-wales to help plan your trip.
Please note: Bus stops along the parade route between 4.00pm and 6.30pm will not be operational, please use the Quadrant Bus Station.
If you are travelling by car please car share if possible. Car sharing will help you save money by sharing the costs and reduce the amount of traffic on the roads, helping the environment.