Swansea Christmas Parade

Swansea Labour ready to deliver memorable Christmas parade as part of city’s 50th anniversary

The Labour-led Swansea Council is putting the finishing touches to what promises to be a memorable city centre Christmas parade on Sunday.

A host of entertainment is getting ready to wow the big crowds that are expected to turn up on Sunday. All, the fun starts at 5pm. It will be one of the biggest parades the Council has ever delivered.

There will be performance points in Castle Square and Kingsway Circle to entertain the families as they await the arrival of the parade.

The acts include: the Rock Choir, the DVLA Tunes for Ty Olwen choir, Dancerama, Jermin Productions, Nataya and the Victorian Carollers.

Swansea’s 2019 Christmas Parade is due to head up Wind Street and High Street then down Orchard Street and along The Kingsway.

Parade participants will include local youth dance and theatre groups, bands, organisations with eye-catching floats, professional entertainers – and Santa.

Together, they will help deliver a Christmas performance and entertain the crowds.

The council’s special events team – behind successes such as the annual Wales Airshow and this month’s seafront fireworks – is organising the free event to usher in a busy festive season for shoppers, businesses, residents and visitors.

Labour councillor Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “The singers will bring special seasonal sounds to the parade – they’ll entertain the crowds and will help the parade become a memorable part the city’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

“I look forward to seeing and hearing them.”

The parade’s two performance spaces in Castle Square and Kingsway Circle will be fronted by personalities from local radio stations Swansea Sound and The Wave. Santa will turn on the city centre Christmas lights as part of the parade at these  locations.

The council’s main Christmas attractions include the annual Christmas Street Market, largely in Oxford Street, and Santa’s Grotto, in Oxford Street from November 16.

Waterfront Winterland, being delivered by Sayers Events and 11th Hour in partnership with the council, is due to take place on Museum Park from November 15 to January 5.

 

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