Santa’s coming to Swanage – check out when he’s in your street!

Helped by elves from Swanage and Purbeck Rotary and Crazy4Corfe, Santa will be travelling across Purbeck in his sleigh, bringing festive cheer again this Christmas.

Santa’s full itinerary of the roads that he’ll be visiting in Swanage, Langton Matravers and Corfe Castle between Thursday 1st to Tuesday 22nd December 2022 has just been released.

Santa and his sleigh in Station Road in Swanage

Festive spirit 2021 in Swanage’s Station Road

“Collecting money for Rotary projects”

They’ll be sweets for children and Santa’s helpers will be collecting money for projects supported by Rotary.

President of the Swanage and Purbeck Rotary, Chris Le Fevre said:

“We’re delighted to be helping Santa visit Swanage again this year. A number of elves will be in support collecting money for Rotary projects.

“These include support for schools and pre-schools in Swanage, Corfe and Langton, the Rotary Young Musician competition, help for those struggling with cost of living issues and our annual tea party for senior citizens.”

Rotary Swanage Christmas Market 2021
Pamela Smith

Santa in their grotto at the Swanage Christmas Market 2021

Switching on of the Swanage Christmas Lights

As well as Santa’s tour of the streets, there’s also a chance to spot him at the switching on of the Christmas Lights from 3 pm to 4.30 pm on Saturday 26th November 2022, outside The Mowlem in Swanage town centre.

At the popular Swanage Christmas Market on Saturday 3rd December 2022, Santa will be able to give his reindeers a rest as he will be parking up his sleigh and available to say hello to children from his grotto.

The market in Station Road from 10 am to 4 pm will also include a wide range of festive stalls, music, refreshments and attractions.

Santa on a sleigh organised by Swanage Rotary
Swanage Rotary

Ready to raise money for Rotary good causes again this year

When and where Santa will be visiting in his sleigh

December 2022

While Santa doesn’t like to disappoint, if the weather is very bad, the route may need to change.

Thursday 1st – Swanage

High Street • Jubilee Road • Shirley Close • Bell Street • Marsh Way • Ash Close • Priest’s Road • Purbeck View • Panorama Road • Hillview Road

Friday 2nd – Swanage

Kings Road West • Locarno Rodd • Argyle Road • Hanbury Road • Court Road • High Street • Princess Road • Howard Road • Linden Road • Newton Manor Close • Cecil Road • Morrison Road • Hendrie Close • Findlay Place

Saturday 3rd – Swanage

Christmas Market in Station Road

Monday 5th – Swanage

High Street • Townsend Road • Richmond Road • Manwell Road and Drive• Osborne Road • Queen’s Road and Mead • Mount Scar • Gordon Road • Priest’s Road • Hoburne Road • Foxhill Close • Mariners Drive • Cowlease

Tuesday 6th – Swanage

Ulwell Road • Whitecliff Road • Moor Road • Parson’s Close • Hill Road • Redcliffe Road • Ballard Way • Bay Crescent and Close • Streche Road • Ballard Rd • Gainsborough Care Home• James Day Mead

Wednesday 7th – Swanage

Victoria Avenue • Whitecliff Road • Smiths Farm • Prospect Crescent • Rabling Road • Northbrook Road • Walrond Road • De Moulham Road • Rempstone Road • Cranborne Road • Ilminster Road • Gilbert Road

Friday 9th – Swanage

Days Rd • Holmes Rd • Sydenham Rd/Bay View • Casterbridge Close • Higher Days Rd • Shaston Close • Shottsford Close • Benlease Way • Kingswood Close • Alderbury Close • Anvil Close • Leeson Close

Saturday 10th – Swanage

Swanage Co-op from 10 am to 4 pm

Monday 12th – Swanage

Bell Street • Victoria Avenue • Ancaster Road • Aigburth Road • High Street • Steer Road • Hillsea Road • West Drive • South Road • Newton Rise • Newton Grange Close • Cow Lane • Wills Road • High Street

Tuesday 13th – Swanage

Dolphin Court • Cauldron Barn Road • Cauldron Meadows • Cauldron Barn Park • D’Urberville Drive • Anglebury Avenue • Northbrook Road • Greensands Way • Brickyard Close • Wessex Way

Wednesday 14th – Swanage

Burlington Road • Victoria Road • Ulwell Road • Seaward Road • De Moulham Road • Bonfields Avenue • Northbrook Road • Battlemead • De Moulham Road • Cauldon Avenue • Beach Gardens • Gannetts Park • Vivian Park

Monday 19th – Swanage

Herston Yards (provisional date)

Thursday 8th – Langston Matravers

Capston Field • High St • Tom’s Field Rd • Old Malthouse Lane • Durnford Drive • Gypshayes • The Hyde • Steppes • Lower Steppes • Nine Barrow View • Steppes Hill • Serrells Mead • Three Acre Lane

Friday 16th – Corfe Castle

Various roads in conjunction with Crazy4Corfe

Saturday 17th – Corfe Castle

Various roads in conjunction with Crazy4Corfe

Thursday 22nd – Worth Matravers

Carol singing from 7 pm to 8.30 pm

Further information

  • Any changes to Santa’s schedule can be checked on Swanage and Purbeck Rotary’s website

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