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29 October

Swansea City Centre - 20 November 2022

Sunday 20 November 2022 sees the welcome return of our annual Christmas Parade brought to you by Swansea Council, and what a spectacle it promises to be!

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

We can’t wait to see you all again this year, but if you’ve never seen a Swansea Christmas Parade before, take a look below to see just what takes place – it’s not be missed!

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.

This years route has plenty of space for you to spread out, pick your spot and wait to wave as Santa comes past.

*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!