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Christmas in Tenby

Christmas in Tenby

Get into the festive spirit and visit Tenby this Christmas. See the light switch-on & arrival of Santa, visit the popular Tenby Christmas Market or visit the dozens of shops to get your Christmas shopping started.

Friday 30th November - Tenby Christmas Light Switch-on

Tenby Town Council have announced the plan for this years festivities and confirmed the Christmas Light switch on will take place on Saturday 30th November.    And more great news...The Christmas Lights are being replaced (including those on the main town Christmas tree at St Marys Church in Tudor Square) and the existing lights will be utilised to light up the outside of the town walls too

Entertainment in Tudor Square from 1.30pm

Father Christmas and the Mayor will be arriving via lifeboat with the RNLI crew at 4pm to switch on the lights to commence the countdown to Christmas

For more information on the Tenby Christmas Light Switch-on visit:


Sat 7th & Sun 8th December - Tenby Christmas Market & Weekend

Tenby Christmas Market returns for it's 2nd year at the De Valence Pavillion with a great range of stalls to get your Christmas Shopping off to a great start!    Plus there will be Christmas  carols, activities for children, face painting, craft stalls, food and drink stalls, live music around town.

For more information on Tenby Christmas Market and Weekend visit:


Thu 26th December - Tenby Boxing Day Swim

Tenby’s famous Boxing Day Swim returns for the it's 50th anniversary at Tenby's North Beach. Ranked amongst the festive highlights of Wales, the charity event has also been named as one of Britain’s top ten barmiest winter dips. Swimmers, many of whom don fancy dress, can collect for their own good causes or the charities nominated by TSSA. The stampede for the sea is signalled at 11.30 am, and swimmers can look forward to the warmth of the beach bonfire, hot soup and a commemorative medal on their return to the beach.  The theme for this years fancy dress is Climate Change . 

For more information on Tenby Boxing Day Swim visit: 

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