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Swansea City Centre

Sunday 21 November 2021 saw the welcome return of our annual Christmas Parade brought to you by Swansea Council, and what a spectacular return it was!

Dancers, bands, choirs, floats, inflatables, fireworks, light-up characters, princesses, superheroes and more were all on display – and of course Santa on his sleigh, who switched on the Christmas lights and brought the festive season to Swansea.

Don’t worry if you missed out – take a look at our highlights video below!

We can’t wait to see you all again next year, but if you’ve never seen a Swansea Christmas Parade before, take a look below to see just what takes place!

See all your favourite princesses and superheroes, be mesmerised by magical light up costumes, and soak up the festive cheer from the hundreds of young people from city community groups who’ve jumped at the chance to be a part of this year’s parade.

You’ll be able to see Belle and the Beast, light-up reindeers, the Princesses’ carriage, characters from the much-loved musical Frozen and more, all  taking to city centre streets as the curtain goes up for the Christmas countdown. And most importantly, see Santa arrive in Swansea and switch on the Christmas lights throughout the city centre!

With returning parade favourites as well as new additions, lights, music, snow machines and Santa himself, get ready to welcome the festive season in style!


Two large Christmas trees will be lit up – one at the top of Castle Square and one outside The Dragon Hotel. Presenters from the parade’s media partners, The Wave and Greatest Hits Radio, will be on stages near the Christmas trees, keeping the crowds entertained and informed.

This years route has plenty of space for you to spread out, pick your spot and wait to wave as Santa comes past. Please note: COVID passes are not required for this event – this type of event is exempt. Mask wearing is not compulsory but is advisory in areas where there are a number of people congregating. We encourage people to spread out along the route to help curb the spread of Covid.

*all acts subject to change


There will be loud noises, flashing lights and special effects throughout the Parade – if you need somewhere a bit quieter to enjoy the parade, the lower part of the Kingsway (St. Helen’s Road end) plus the top of High Street and Orchard Street will be the quietest part of the route. Please be aware though that the nature of a parade means that noise and lights will be present throughout. If you have any concerns and want to discuss further, please contact us at 01792 635428. An accessible viewing area will be available on Princess Way and Orchard Street.



If you weren’t in the festive mood before the start of the Parade, you definitely will be by the end!