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Santa Claus is coming to town on Sunday

Not long until Santa's biggest show of the year gets underway in Swansea's city centre.

Sunday November 18th sees Santa starring in his own time travelling adventure on the streets of the city supported by West End star Christina Modestou, floats, choirs dancers and a tribe of Santa's little helpers.

From 4pm, the city centre will come alive with an extravaganza of colour, music, dancing and the famous festive lights switch-on all under the gaze of Santa himself. The time travelling adventure itself starts at 5pm.

Swansea's thriving arts community will be supporting Santa in his travelling adventures as he will be joined by dance and theatre troupes including Rising Stars Theatre Company, Mellin Theatre Arts and Dani Dee School of Dance. They'll be accompanying procession spectacles designed to transport onlookers to Christmases past, present and future.

As with the event every year, there will be a number of road closures in the city centre to make sure that everything  takes place safely to ensure that everyone has a great time.

Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Innovation, Regeneration and Tourism, said: "Swansea is rightly very proud of its festive countdown. It really is the curtain-raiser for Christmas and this year's Santa's Time Travelling Adventure is going to be great.

"It's literally going to be a show-stopper with the processional Christmas show stopping at entertainment locations along the route."

Full details about road closures are available here but from 3pm to 8pm Princess Way, Caer Street, Castle Bailey Street, Castle Street, Wind Street and College Street will be closed for their whole length.

Also from 3pm to 8pm Kingsway will be closed to the junction with Dillwyn Street and Dillwyn Street will be closed to the junction of Wellington Street and Clarence Terrace.

Kingsway roadworks are being lifted ahead of the event and will re-start in the New Year.

For details about everything else that's going on in Swansea this festive period visit www.swanseachristmas.com

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