Santa is coming to town – find out when he will be in your road!

A global pandemic will not stop Father Christmas from coming to Swanage, Corfe Castle and Langton Matravers to celebrate Christmas this year – and there are several days when residents will be able to spot him.

Helped by Swanage and Purbeck Rotary, Santa’s Sleigh is back once again for 2020. The visits from Father Christmas will run throughout December so that everyone will have a chance to see him.


Money raised from Santa’s Sleigh tour of the neighbourhood will go towards local good causes. In the past, these have included Purbeck Youth and Community Foundation, the summer Art Bags Project for school children and Swanage Food Bank.

When is Santa coming to your street?

COVID-19 restrictions permitting, Father Christmas will make his visits to the area between Thursday 3rd December and Saturday 19th December 2020.

Unlike previous years, Santa’s helpers will not be knocking on doors this time round to keep everyone safe from the virus. Instead, they will be carrying buckets on the end of poles for people to give cash donations.

However, children and families are still more than welcome to come outside and see him as he passes through. Unfortunately this year he will not be able to visit Herston Yards Farm Campsite or hand out sweets.

Donations may also be made online via the Rotary’s fundraising page

Santa on a sleigh organised by Swanage Rotary
Swanage Rotary

Santa’s Swanage Rotary helpers in a pre-Covid year!

Santa’s busy schedule 2020

Thursday 3rd December – Swanage

Burlington Rd, Victoria Rd, Ulwell Rd (Victoria Rd to Seaward Rd), Seaward Rd, Vivian Park, Bonfields Ave, Battlemead, Cauldon Ave, Beach Gardens and De Moulham Rd (Bonfields Ave to Beach Gardens), Northbrook Rd (Bonfields Ave to Beach Gardens).

Friday 4th December – Swanage

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

Monday 7th December – Swanage

Locarno Rd, Argyle Rd, Hanbury Rd, Court Rd, Howard Rd, Princess Rd, Kings Road West (St. Mary’s Church to Victoria Ave), Linden Rd, High St (between Court Rd and Newton Manor Close), Cecil Rd, Newton Manor Close, Morrison Rd, Hendrie Close, Findlay Place.

Tuesday 8th December – Swanage

High St (Benlease Way to Jubilee Rd), Jubilee Rd, Shirley Close, Bell St (Jubilee Rd to top), Marsh Way, Ash Close, Priest’s Rd (Bell St to Panorama Rd), Quarry Close, Panorama Rd, Priests Way,
Purbeck View.

Wednesday 9th December – Langton Matravers

Capston Field, High St (Capston Field to Three Acre Lane), Tom’s Field Rd, Old Malthouse Lane, Durnford Drove, Gypshayes, The Hyde, Steppes/Lower Steppes, Steppes Hill, Serrells Mead, Three Acre Lane.

Thursday 10th December – Swanage

High St (Methodist Church to Gordon Rd), Townsend Rd, Richmond Rd, Manwell Rd, Manwell Drive,Osborne Rd, Mount Scar, Queens Mead, Queens Rd (High Street to hospital), Gordon Rd, Hillview Rd, Priest’s Rd (High St to Hillview Rd), Holburne Rd, Holburne Park (if time), Foxhill Close, Mariners Drive, Cowlease.

Friday 11 th December – Swanage

Benlease Way (Days Rd to High St), Alderbury Close, Anvil Close, Leeson Close, High St (Holmes Rd to Benlease Way), Days Rd, Holmes Rd, Sydenham Rd, Bay View, Casterbridge Close, Higher Days Rd, Shaston Close, Shottsford Close, Sandbourne Close, Kingswood Close.

Monday 14th December – Swanage

Victoria Ave (Northbrook Rd to Smiths Farm), Smiths Farm, Northbrook Rd (Victoria Ave to Walrond Rd), Prospect Cres, Rabling Rd, De Moulham Rd (Gannetts Park to Rabling Rd), Walrond Rd and Gannetts Park.

Tuesday 15th December – Swanage

Dolphin Court, Cauldron Crescent, Cauldron Barn Rd, Cauldron Meadows, D’Urberville Drive, Greensand Way, Anglebury Ave, Wessex Way.

Wednesday 16th December – Swanage

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

Friday 18th December – Corfe Castle

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

Saturday 19th December – Corfe Castle

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

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