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Christmas Parade and Lights Switch On

Santa returns on Sunday 17 November from 5.00pm to switch on the Christmas lights in Swansea!

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17 Nov 2019
This event is free.
City centre
From the bottom of Wind Street through the city centre.

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!

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The parade kicks off  at the bottom of Wind Street at 5pm and will head up towards Castle Square. Here, Santa will make his first stop at 5.15pm* to switch on some of the Christmas lights and wave to children, big and small! The parade will then continue up High Street, down Orchard Street and onto the Kingsway where Santa will make his second stop at 5.35pm* to turn on the remainder of the city centre lights before heading down the Kingsway.
*times are approximate.

While you're waiting for the parade to arrive, you can enjoy music and entertainment at performance points at Castle Square and outside the Dragon Hotel from local choirs and vocalists, including Rock Choir, Dancerama, Jermin Productions, Nataya and Victorian Carollers.

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  • There's plenty of music in store, with the 3 Welsh Wing Marching Band, Royal Air Force Air Cadets; the Loughor Town Band; the Bloco Vale Samba; the Swansea Silver Rhythmaires; the City of Swansea Pipe Band.
  • See beautiful Belle and the Beast, light-up reindeers and winter wonderland magical giant birds
  • The princess carriage, characters from the much-loved musical Frozen plus a cast of hundreds of community volunteers
  • and much more still to come!

There'll be sparkling lights, snow machines and fireworks - so if you weren't in the festive mood before the start of the Parade, you definitely will be by the end of it!

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