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Fun Family Christmas Events in Swansea 2023

Your guide to the best activities, events and fun stuff happening in and around Swansea throughout December 2023.

(Swansea Winter Wonderland/Gower Fresh Christmas Trees)

From 25 Nov

Swansea Winter Wonderland

Gower Fresh Christmas Trees

Swansea Winter Wonderland is the home of Santa on Gower. On your journey through the snowy land you will see a family of polar bears relaxing in the snow, trees that spring into life and speak, elves busy making toys and Santa’s sleigh being loaded ready for Christmas Eve. There may even be a snow shower or two and you'll meet Father Christmas and his reindeer.


Until 2 Jan

Waterfront Winterland

Swansea Bay

Museum Park will be transformed into Waterfront Winterland for the 2023 festive period with everyone’s favourite attractions. The popular Ice Rink will be back and under cover – so you can take to the ice in all weathers! Get your skates on and enjoy that festive feeling as you glide around whilst listening to Christmas music and admiring the twinkling lights. You can get all the fun of the fair at Waterfront Winterland too with a range of exciting rides to suit the whole family.


1 - 9 Dec


The Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot

Join Pinocchio on his quest to a happy ever after. Expect plenty of laughs, incredible music, spectacular special effects and bundles of audience participation in this whale of a pantomime!


2 - 17 Dec, Sat/Sun only

Santa Deer Feeds

Margam Country Park, Port Talbot

The Deer Feed will start promptly at 11am, please make sure that you arrive at least half an hour before to ensure you are in place on the Castle terrace. Following the Deer Feed try some Christmas Craft activities with the Friends of Margam in the Castle, visit the Children’s Village, Adventure Playground and Farm Trail or just enjoy a winter walk in the Park.


2 - 23 Dec (Sat and Sun only)

Elf Academy

WWT Llanelli, Llwynhendy, Llanelli

Elf Academy will be running every pre-Christmas weekend in December (Sat 2 December - Sat 23 Dec) from 2 pm - 4 pm. WWT elves will guide young recruits through our beautiful collection of birds to the special workshop in the Observatory for an afternoon of wildlife crafts, stories, and wrapping presents for those who need some extra gifts this Christmas.


Until 23 Dec

Meet Santa!

WWT Llanelli, Llwynhendy, Llanelli

Never one to miss an opportunity to get out of the workshop for some birdwatching, Father Christmas will be visiting Llanelli Wetland Centre to greet families in the Heron's Wing Hide this Christmas! When you book, please let us know of any additional needs your child may have and if you'd prefer Santa to speak in Welsh or English.


(The Snowman/Brangwyn Hall)

3 Dec

The Snowman – The Animated Film with Live Orchestra

Brangwyn Hall

Don’t miss the magical live screening and live orchestral performance of Raymond Briggs’ classic story The Snowman, accompanied by English Pro Musica. This is the perfect event for all the family. Alongside the iconic animated film, the concert will include fun and festive music, with audience participation. This is truly an event not to be missed!


9 - 10 Dec

Winter Vintage and Makers Market

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

A seasonal mix of vintage delights and local makers, set within the impressive spaces of the National Waterfront Museum. The perfect place to find a festive gift or treat.


9 Dec

Bronwen Lewis – Live at Christmas

Gwyn Hall, Neath

Bronwen will be performing a selection of her favourite Christmas songs intertwined with endearing storytelling. This promises to be an unmissable evening of festive entertainment. The multi-instrumentalist, Tik-Tok sensation and now Radio and TV presenter, showcases her inimitable style of blending the Welsh language with popular songs.


(Cinderella/Swansea Grand Theatre)

9 Dec - 7 Jan


Swansea Grand Theatre

Swansea’s award-winning pantomime is back and this year it’s everyone’s favourite rags to riches tale, Cinderella! The show will star TV favourites AJ & Curtis Pritchard and Swansea panto legends - the hilarious and much loved Kev Johns and Matt Edwards. Cinderella features a dazzling digital set and all of the traditional panto elements to make your Christmas sparkle!!


11 - 19 Dec

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Swansea Grand Theatre

Following last year's sell out run in The Mathouse Bar, Lighthouse returns with Dylan Thomas' timeless Christmas classic story performed as a monologue by award winning actor Adrian Metcalfe. This piece has been charming audiences, young and old, ever since its publication over half a century ago. Lighthouse use their unique style to bring new life to the colourful characters of Thomas' Swansea childhood.


12 Dec

ROH The Nutcracker - Ballet

Gwyn Hall, Neath

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets.


12 - 13 Dec

Santa’s Christmas Wish

Gwyn Hall, Neath

Following last year’s hugely successful sell-out performances,Honalee Media are delighted to present a brand new show this Christmas… The Santa Show 2023: Santa’s Christmas Wish - the show where every child gets a present from Santa! It lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a special meet, greet and treat with Father Christmas himself!


14 Dec

Handel’s Messiah

Brangwyn Hall

The annual Civic Messiah features soloists, musicians and choristers from the locality in this joyous annual performance. This year’s Messiah will be performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Wales and Chorale, conducted by Jeffrey Howard. Guest soloists include Ros Evans, Joanne Thomas and Owen Webb.


(Bublé Christmas by Candlelight/Brangwyn Hall)

19 Dec

Bublé Christmas by Candlelight

Brangwyn Hall

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with this ultimate feel good, sing-along concert, guaranteed to bring you Christmas cheer and have you dancing in the aisles! Featuring a live Big Band and the UK’s number one Michael Bublé tribute act, join us for an unforgettable evening of Christmas hits made famous by the one and only Michael Bublé! Hear best loved songs such as White Christmas, Santa Baby, Holly Jolly Christmas, All I Want For Christmas Is You and many more.


21 Dec

Adele by Candlelight

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

JR Events are thrilled to bring the UK’s number 1 Adele tribute, J’adele, to Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall, for a candlelit evening like no other. Expect a multi award winning performance, with live band, Adele’s iconic songs and even some Christmas classics.


22 Dec

Bingo Lingo - Step Into Christmas

Swansea Arena

Swansea! Hold tight as Bingo Lingo take you on a magical journey as we Step Into Christmas! Their arena shows are like no other, selling out every time to amazing crowds. And of course, in true Bingo Lingo style, they’ll have a whole host of surprises throughout the night! This is Bingo Lingo - Bingo like you've never experienced before. Prepare yourself for an unrivalled experience of dance-offs, twerking, joke prizes and on stage mischief. It’s an unmissable night of Bingo Lingo mayhem!


23 Dec

A Merry Little Christmas with Only Men Aloud

Brangwyn Hall

Have yourselves a merry little Christmas, as choral superstars ‘Only Men aloud!’ return to the iconic Brangwyn Hall for a stunning evening of Christmas classics including O Holy Night, White Christmas and Santa Baby, sure to create festive family memories to treasure forever.


Until 31 Dec

Margam Country Park Winter Light Trail

Margam Country Park

Just outside Swansea, as darkness descends go on an enchanting journey and follow the light trail through the stunning, historic gardens of Margam Country Park and Castle. Immerse yourself in the mesmerising mile long walk, with stunning lighting installations and fabulous interactive elements. There will also be tasty treats and hot mulled wine available.


16 Dec

Carols at the Castle

Oystermouth Castle, Swansea

The medieval castle’s stone ramparts provide a charming setting for this relaxed concert featuring special guests from the local community performing festive favourites with plenty of opportunities to sing along. The event is free, but any donations will be appreciated. This is a great opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit with family and friends, and to support the preservation of this historic site.


Until 20 Dec

Swansea Christmas Market Swansea City Centre Talented crafters, traditional traders and delicious street food vendors return to Swansea’s Christmas Market until 20 December. Festive chalets along Oxford Street and Portland Street will be offering unique gifts, tempting treats and beautiful decorations.


(Jack & The Beanstalk/Gwyn Hall)

5 - 14 Jan

Jack & The Beanstalk

Gwyn Hall, Neath

Fee Fi Fo Fum... Join Jack, Dame Trott and Daisy the cow on the most GIANT adventure of all in this Gwyn Hall Pantomime, packed with laughter, popular tunes and a never-ending beanstalk.


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