Have you visited Swansea’s Christmas market? Whether you’re one or two stocking-fillers away from finishing your well-constructed Christmas shop or have a long list of presents yet to buy, it’s an absolute haven for festive shoppers of all ages.
The colourful, exciting market on Oxford Street, just a few minutes’ walk from the Dragon Hotel, is perfect for buying those extra-special gifts for your loved ones. Whether you’re visiting from the local area or from further afield, it’s perfect for getting in the festive spirit.
What’s on offer at Swansea market?
With 39 different stalls – painted in a spectacularly seasonal green and red – offering all sorts of wares, foods and gifts, there’s every chance you’ll find what you’re looking for. There you’ll find:
- Arts and crafts
- Speciality foods
- Christmas accessories
Heck, even if you’ve done all your shopping you should head on down. With all sorts of lights, trees and Christmassy smells, the atmosphere’s sure to get you feeling merrier than a night in with Home Alone, Die Hard and other classic festive flicks. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to catch local school choirs singing some of your favourite carols.
What’s more, you can get your photo taken with a life-size snowman amid plenty of the white stuff in the innovative snowglobe.
When is it open?
You can visit the market 7 days a week between 10AM and 5.30PM and on Thursdays until 8PM. There’s also reduced parking rates of £1 in St David’s multi-storey car park for late-night shoppers on Thursday nights.
However, if you’re one of those who likes to leave your Christmas shopping down to the very last minute, beware! The last trading day is on Sunday 22nd December.
Will you buy the golden ticket?
To add a little more excitement to an already-exhilarating time of year, anyone who shops in the city centre markets could win £1,000 worth of presents by entering the special golden ticket competition. All you have to do is fill in your details on a ticket – available in many shops and stalls around Swansea – and post it into one of the few golden post boxes around Swansea city centre.
(Image © City and County of Swansea www.swanseachristmas.com)