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!
The parade kicks off at the Dylan Thomas Centre at 5pm and will head up Wind Street towards Castle Square. Here, Santa will make his first stop 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 to turn on the remainder of the city centre lights before heading down the Kingsway.
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!
Hundreds of young people from Swansea drama and dance groups will also take part in this year’s city centre Christmas parade.
Aged from around three to 18, they will dance, shimmy, sashay and stroll their way along the parade route on the evening of Sunday, November 17.
Their festive themes will range from the Swan Lake ballet to modern street dance to Christmas trees and shining stars, and their costumes will range from string lights and illuminated hairbands to tutus, capes and leotards.
They all accepted a Swansea Council invitation to dress up and entertain thousands of spectators in the parade.
The groups are: Melin Theatre Arts, Swansea Dance Twerk Team, Acting Up Theatre Company/Maria Evans Academy, Company J, Barton Dance Academy, Zumba with Sion, Bernadette Jones School of Irish Dance, Swansea Dancing Samba, Bonymaen Kids Play Initiative, Class Act Theatre School, Jermin Productions, the Carley Lewis School of Dance, Rising Stars, the Joan Williams Stage School and Swansea Little Theatre.
They will join a wide range of other participants, including local bands, organisations with eye-catching floats, professional entertainers – and Santa.
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