Hello all,

I hope you all enjoyed Bonfire Night and took part in the Remembrance service. As November is rolling on it’s getting ever closer to Christmas, therefore I thought I would let you guys know about the markets and Christmas Markets coming up!

I do like a good market, and I am lucky that where I live in the Uplands, we have a monthly market where local growers, producers, farmers and caterers sell their wares. This takes place on the last Saturday of the month between 9am and 1pm with a few additions, also this same market is also held in the Marina on the second Sunday of the month between 10am and 3pm. This is a cute little market, so if you are looking for Christmas gifts, or like me you love food then maybe give it a visit and support local businesses. The next markets are taking place on the following dates:

Uplands November Market:  28th November

Uplands December First Christmas market: 5th December

Marina Market: 13th December

Uplands Christmas Market: 19th December

If you would like some more information about the markets and what stallholders will be there click on the link below:

Additionally Swansea City Centre also hosts a Christmas market. Green and red huts will be placed along Oxford Street in Swansea City Centre and the stalls offer a vast array of arts, crafts, foods speciality products handmade gifts, Christmas decorations and other festive essentials. Mulled wine and a hog roast will also be available along with hot turkey rolls and crepes. Entertainment is also scheduled throughout the duration of the market so there will be lots of Christmas cheer as you do your shopping.

This will start on Wednesday 25th November to Tuesday 22nd December and the opening times are:

Monday-Saturday- 9.30am-5.30pm

Sunday- 10am to 5pm

For more information check out the link below:

Christmas markets

But for those of you who fancy venturing outside of Swansea, maybe you should check out Cardiff Christmas Market. This market is based in the Centre of Cardiff covering St John Street, Working Street, The Hayes, Hills Street and Trinity Street (near St David’s shopping Centre, and within walking distance to the train station.

Defined as a Craft Folk Market, this market exhibits a wide selection of local, mostly Welsh, small businesses. With this outdoor shopping experience you can commission personalised gifts, sample the food and drink on offer or simply enjoy a glass of mulled wine. The food on offer include a selection of Whiskey, wines, fruit and cream liqueurs, cheese, hot welsh cakes, roasted nuts and hand-made chocolate.

The market has already begun, it started on Thursday 12th November and will continue to Wednesday 23rd December. The trading hours are as follows:

Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 10am-5pm

However every Thursday the trading hours are 10am-7pm.

And finally on the last day the market will be open from 10am to 4pm.

For more information about stalls and exhibitors the link to the website is included below:

So whether you want to get your holiday gifts, or get gift ideas or simply do something a bit different and possible get out of Swansea for a day why not go along to a market.

Thanks for reading!







Joanna Wolton

I am a PhD student in the Centre for Innovative Ageing within the College of Human and Health Sciences. I hope this blog is insightful and gives you some tips and information about what it is like to be a student living in Swansea.

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