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Thousands watch Swansea Christmas parade

Thousands of people watched this year’s Swansea city centre Christmas parade.

They saw hundreds of local people take part in the parade as the festive season was ushered in.

Swansea Christmas parade

The event formed part of the 50th anniversary city status celebrations.

There were marching bands, colourful floats, festive film characters, Christmas inflatables, Santa in his sleigh and some special effects.

There were young performers from Swansea drama and dance groups.

Local choirs and vocalists entertained city centre visitors at performance points as spectators awaited the arrival of the parade.

The parade began at the foot of Wind Street and wound through a number of streets before ending on The Kingsway.

This event was delivered by Swansea Council with support from official radio partner The Wave and Swansea Sound.

A council spokesperson said: “We’d like to say a big thank-you to all those who took part in the parade. We were delighted by the number local people who all made such a fantastic effort to bring their own special performances in order to entertain the crowds.”