Santa’s dates for tour of Leighton

The Santa float in Meadow Way in 2013
The Santa float in Meadow Way in 2013

Santa will again be visiting the streets of Leighton and Linslade during December collecting donations for local charities and clubs.

Every year the sight of Santa signals the start of Christmas and brings so much joy to local people young and old alike.

This year though Santa will have a bigger smile than ever thanks to Leighton Linslade Rotary Club supplying a brand new sleigh. The old sleigh had been patched up for many years and with 10 million miles on clock a new one was well deserved!

Leighton Linslade Rotary Club is a small group of local people who raise funds by organising events throughout the year including The May Fayre, Brains of Leighton Quiz, Santa Float and Carols in the High Street on Christmas Eve.

They meet regularly for a wide range of social events and raise in excess of £20,000 yearly. The money is mainly given back to local charities and clubs , although some goes nationally and internationally.

This year look out for Santa on the following days (weather permitting).

Friday, December 5, 6pm-8pm, Cotefield Drive, Shenley Hill, Sandy Lane, Heath Park Rd/Drive, Hillside Rd.

Saturday, December 6, 5pm-7.30pm, Clarence Rd, Nelson Rd, Churchill Rd, Wellington Way, Blenheim Rd, Garden Hedge.

Sunday, December 7, 4pm-7.30pm, Sandhills Estate.

Monday, December 8, 6pm-8pm, Meadow Way, Danes Way, Saxons Close, Carina Drive.

Thursday, December 11, 6pm-8pm, Brooklands Estate.

Friday, December 12, 6pm-8pm, The Planets Estate.

Saturday, December 13, 10am-3pm, Tesco Store.

Sunday, December 14, 5pm-7.30pm, Marley Fields, The Chilterns and Billington Park Estate.

Monday, December 15, 6pm-8pm, Harrow Rd, Lywood Rd, Richmond Rd, Weston Avenue and South St.

Friday, December 19, 6pm-8pm, Willowbank Walk, Dovetree Rd, Kiteleys, Atterbury Avenue, Miles Avenue, Hockliffe Rd.

Saturday, December 20, 5pm-7.30pm, Bideford Green to Lomond Drive.

Sunday, December 21, 5pm-7.30pm, Lomond Drive to Himley Green.

Monday, December 22, 6pm-8pm, Bunkers Lane, Chelsea Green, Orchard Drive, Grange Close, Mentmore Rd, Camberton Rd, Mardle Rd, Mentmore Gardens.

Tuesday, December 23, 6pm-8pm, Heath and Reach area.