THE Droitwich Santa Sleigh, which tours the town throughout November and December, has now been running for more than 50 years after it was started by the Round Table.
The sleigh is now operated by the town’s Lions and Rotary Clubs and endeavours to reach every single road in Droitwich Spa.
The map grows each year and Santa will even be visiting all the new homes in Newland Lane, the Orchards and Copcut Rise.
It all kicks off on Monday, November 26, and each Santa run starts between 5pm and 5.30pm.
- Monday, November 26 – The Holloway (Hanbury Road to Mayflower Road)
- Wednesday, November 28 – The Holloway (Mayflower Road to Tagwell Road)
- Thursday, November 29 – Worcester Road (Corbett Avenue to Tagwell Road)
- Friday, November 30 – Blackfriars Avenue
- Saturday, December 1 – Celvestune Way (Trent to Copcut)
- Sunday, December 2 – Miller Street
- Monday, December 3 – Celvestune Way (Blake Avenue to Wych Road)
- Tuesday, December 4 – New Chawson Lane and Westwood Way
- Wednesday, December 5 – Ombersley Way (Salwarpe Road to Little Hill)
- Thursday, December 6 – Copcut Rise Estates
- Friday, December 7 – Newland Road
- Saturday, December 8 –Celvestune Way (Thames to Teme)
- Sunday, December 9 – Primsland Way (York to Newland)
- Monday, December 10 – Westwood Road
- Tuesday, December 11 – Primsland Way (Henley to Grosvenor)
- Wednesday, December 12 – Addyes Way
- Thursday, December 13 – Alexander Avenue
- Friday, December 14 – Outside Waitrose 10am to 4pm
- Saturday, December 15 – Primsland Way (Tagwell to Shire)
- Saturday, December 15 – Outside Waitrose 10am to 4pm
- Sunday, December 16 – Tagwell Road (Holloway to Newland)
- Monday, December 17 – The Vines
- Wednesday, December 19 – Hanbury Road
- Thursday, December 20 – The new YewTree Hill Estates
- Friday, December 21 – Primsland Way (Falstaff/Elgar)
Mike Lambden, President of the Rotary Club of Droitwich Spa said “We are delighted that once again The Lions and Rotary have been able to work together to maintain what has become a Christmas tradition in Droitwich.
“It would not be possible without everyone who assists us to take the sleigh round and ensure that children get the chance to meet Santa”
Carole Moseley, President of Droitwich Lions, added: “We aim to start around 5pm to 5.30 pm and finish not later than 8pm which hopefully gives time for children to come out and meet Santa.
“If you cannot meet him near your home, he will be outside of Waitrose during the day on Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15.”
Whilst the team hopes for good weather, that may not always be the case, as last year, and the programme may have to be varied.
In the event of any cancellations, wherever possible, an alternative date will be added.