Santa’s Sleigh 2019

Christmas is coming! Santa and his sleigh will be travelling the streets of Swanage, Langton Matravers and Corfe Castle, once again with with support from Crazy4Corfe! New this year, he will also be at Carols on the Green in Worth Matravers!

To the sound of seasonal music, Santa will, as usual, have sweets to give out for the children and his elves will be collecting for Rotary-supported local projects.

The sleigh should be visiting the areas listed further down this page on the dates shown, between 6 – 8pm. Please note that some of the routes have been changed this year. Santa doesn’t like to disappoint but if the weather is very bad the routes might need to change. Any changes will be notified as follows:

  • Purbeck Coast Radio (101.2FM) between 5 and 6pm;
  • Swanage Facebook page (@SwanageandPurbeckRotary);
  • Twitter (@SwanageRotary).

Track Santa’s progress each night via the live link belowor click here to see a larger version:

The sleigh will be covering the following areas. (click on the link for each completed day to see where it’s been):

Monday 2nd DecemberSWANAGE – Victoria Avenue (Northbrook Road to Prospect Crescent), Northbrook Road (Victoria Avenue to Walrond Road), Prospect Crescent, Rabling Road, De Moulham Road (Beach Gardens to Rabling Road), Walrond Road and Gannetts Park.
Tuesday 3rd December – York House Care Home, Dolphin Court, Cauldron Barn Road, Cauldron Crescent, Cauldron Meadows, D’Urberville Drive, Anglebury Avenue, and Wessex Way.
Wednesday 4th December – Ulwell Road (lay-by near vets to All Saints Church), Whitecliff Road, Moor Road, Parsons Close, Hill Road, Redcliffe Road (Moor Road to Victoria Road), Ballard Way, Bay Crescent, Bay Close, Ballard Road and Streche Road.
Thursday 5th December – Burlington Road, Clifftop Care Home, Victoria Road, Ulwell Road (Victoria Road to Burlington Road), Seaward Road, Vivian Park, Bonfields Avenue, Battlemead, Cauldron Avenue, De Moulham Road (Bonfields Avenue to Beach Gardens), Beach Gardens and Northbrook Road (Bonfields Avenue to Beach Gardens).
Friday 6th December – High Street (Holmes Road to Benlease Way), Days Road, Holmes Road, Sydenham Road, Bay View, Casterbridge Close, Higher Days Road, Shaston Close, Shottsford Close, Sandbourne Close, Kingswood Close and Benlease Way (Days Road to Kingswood Close).
Saturday 7th December – Christmas Market in Station Road, 10am to 4pm
Monday 9th December – Locarno Road, Argyle Road, Hanbury Road, Court Road, Howard Road, Princess Road, Kings Road West (St Mary’s Church to Victoria Avenue), Linden Road, High Street (between Court Road and Cecil Road), Cecil Road, Morrison Road, Hendrie Close, Findlay Place, Aigburth Road, Ancaster Road and Victoria Avenue (Kings Road West to High Street).
Tuesday 10th DecemberCancelled due to bad weather. Rescheduled for Thursday 19th December. 
Wednesday 11th December – LANGTON MATRAVERS – Capston Field, High Street (Capston Field to Three Acre Lane), Tom’s Field Road, Durnford Drove, Gypshayes, The Hyde, Steppes/Lower Steppes, Steppes Hill, Serrell’s Mead and Three Acre Lane.
Thursday 12th December – SWANAGE – High Street (Methodist Church to Gordon Road), Townsend Road, Richmond Road, Manwell Road, Manwell Drive, Osborne Road, Mount Scar, Queens Mead, Queens Road (Townsend Road to bend after Queen’s Mead, then downhill to High Street), Gordon Road, Hillview Road, Priest’s Road (High Street to Panorama Road), Holburne Road, Holburne Park (if time), Foxhill Close, Mariners Drive and Cowlease.
Friday 13th December – Bell Street (Jubilee Road to High Street), Globe Close, High Street (Victoria Avenue to Cecil Road), Newton Manor Close, Hillsea Road, South Road, Newton Rise, West Drive, Newton Grange Close, Steer Road and Wills Road.
Saturday 14th December​ – Co-Operative Supermarket Car Park, 9am – 3pm
WORTH MATRAVERS – Carols on the Green from 5pm.
Monday 16th DecemberCORFE CASTLE with Crazy4Corfe – West Street, through the square along East Street, finishing at Battlemead (including all accessible side roads)
Tuesday 17th December  Townsend Mead, down East Street to Mead Road (including all accessible side roads).
Thursday 19th December – SWANAGE – Benlease Way (Kingswood Close to High Street), Alderbury Close, Anvil Close, Leeson Close, High Street (Benlease Way to Jubilee Road), Jubilee Road, Shirley Close, Bell Street (Jubilee Road to top), Marsh Way, Ash Close, Priest’s Road (Bell Street to Panorama Road), Quarry Close and Panorama Road.