Santa is coming to Swanage! Track his progress across Purbeck

Find out where Santa will be and when, as he travels across Purbeck bringing his seasonal cheer.

The full itinerary of the roads that Santa will be visiting in Swanage, Langton Matravers and Corfe Castle has just been released by his Christmas elves.


Helped by Swanage and Purbeck Rotary and Crazy4Corfe, Santa and his sleigh will be travelling around Purbeck from Wednesday 1st to Sunday 19th December 2021. He’ll be visiting each location between 5 to 7 pm.

Santa and his sleigh in Station Road in Swanage

Sweets for the children

They’ll be sweets for the children and Santa’s helpers will be collecting money for projects supported by Rotary. Donations may also be made online

Santa is expected to pop down to the popular Swanage Christmas Market on Saturday 4th December 2021. The market in Station Road will include a wide range of festive stalls, music and attractions.

While Santa doesn’t like to disappoint, if the weather is very bad, the route might need to change. Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM will announce any changes at 4 pm on the day.

Christmas light switch on in Swanage 2021

Swanage Town Mayor, Avril Harris gets to meet Santa!

When and where Santa will be visiting in his sleigh

Wednesday 1st December – Swanage

Burlington Road, Victoria Road, Redcliffe Road (Victoria Road to Seaward Road), Seaward Road, Bonfields Avenue, Battlemead, Cauldon Avenue, Beach Gardens, De Moulham Road (Bonfields Avenue to Gannetts Park), Northbrook Road (Bonfields Avenue to Beach Gardens), Gannetts Park, Vivian Park.

Thursday 2nd December – Swanage

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, Panorama Road, Hillview Road (if time), Priests Way, Purbeck View.

Friday 3rd December – Swanage

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 (Court Road to Newton Manor Close), Cecil Road, Newton Manor Close, Morrison Road, Hendrie Close, Findlay Place.

Monday 6th December – Swanage

High Street (Methodist Church to Gordon Road), Townsend Road, Richmond Road, Manwell Road, Manwell Drive, Osborne Road, Mount Scar, Queen’s Mead, Queen’s Road (High Street to hospital), Gordon Road, Priest’s Road (High Street to Holburne Road), Holburne Road, Foxhill Close, Mariners Drive, Cowlease.

Tuesday 7th December – Swanage

Ulwell Road (layby near vets to All Saints’ Church), Whitecliff Road, Moor Road, Parsons Close, Hill Road, Redcliffe Road (excluding Victoria Road to Seaward Road), Ballard Way, Bay Crescent, Bay Close, Ballard Road, Streche Road, James Day Mead.

Wednesday 8th December – Swanage

Victoria Ave (Northbrook Road to Smiths Farm), Smiths Farm, Northbrook Road (Victoria Avenue to Walrond Road), Prospect Crescent, Rabling Road, De Moulham Road (Walrond Road to Rabling Road), Walrond Road.

Thursday 9th December – Langton Matravers

Capston Field, High Street (Capston Field to Three Acre Lane), Tom’s Field Road, Old Malthouse Lane, Durnford Drove, Gypshayes, The Hyde, Steppes, Lower Steppes, Nine Barrow View, Steppes Hill, Serrells Mead, Three Acre Lane.

Friday 10th December – Swanage

Benlease Way (Days Road to High Street), Alderbury Close, Anvil Close, Leeson Close, 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.

Monday 13th December – Swanage

Bell Street (Jubilee Road to High Street), Victoria Avenue (High Street to Kings Road West), Aigburth Road, Ancaster Road, High Street (Victoria Avenue to Hillsea Road), Steer Road, Hillsea Road, South Road, Newton Rise, West Drive, Newton Grange Close, Cow Lane, Wills Road.

Tuesday 14th December – Swanage

Dolphin Court, Cauldron Crescent, Cauldron Barn Road, Cauldron Meadows, D’Urberville Drive, Greensands Way, Brickyard Close, Anglebury Avenue, Wessex Way.

Friday 17th December – Corfe Castle

Halves Cottages, Colletts Close, Mead Road, Battlemead, Higher Gardens, East Street, The Square.

Saturday 18th December – Corfe Castle

West Street Turning Circle to The Square via Toms Mead etc.

Sunday 19th December – Swanage

Herston Yards Farm Campsite at 5 pm

Swanage Christmas lights switch-on 2021

Further information

  • Donations may be made online
  • Visit the Swanage and Purbeck Rotary website for more information and updates.

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