Santa's Sleigh Run in Thornton

Santa's Sleigh Run in Thornton

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

It’s a tradition that each December sees Santa in his sleigh, visiting the local children at home in an evening, on a sleigh run around your local streets.

North Fylde Rotary Club took over the Santa Sleigh Run in Thornton for the first time in 2014 from the former Thornton Cleveleys Round Table. It’s an annual tradition where you can meet Santa on your street – or in Cleveleys town centre on two festive weekends if you prefer.

It’s a special time for hundreds of little people…. (and their mums and dads!!) who get to meet the special man himself, out in the dark night air…

Rotary Sleigh Street Collection

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The Rotary Sleigh will be towed around the Thornton area and various Rotarians and other volunteers will collect from local houses. Come out to meet Santa and his team of helpers!

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All proceeds from the street collection go to their charitable causes, which this year are Brian House & Rotary Charities.

** You can expect to see Santa on his sleigh any time between 6pm and 8/8.30pm **

The volunteers meet each night at around 5.30pm at the Little Theatre Car Park in Thornton before making their way to that nights particular Collecting Area.

They’ll be out collecting for about two hours, depending on the weather, so you should see Santa sometime before 8pm ish (8.30pm at the latest) – depending on how many helpers he has on that particular night!

The Collection will take place over 6 nights and the actual Collecting Areas are as follows:-

Monday 4 December – Church Road, Marsh Road, Trinity Gardens, Fairclough Road & Reta Drive areas in Thornton

Tuesday 5 December – Pheasants Wood Estate in Thornton

Thursday 7 December – Hawley Gardens & Thornton Fields Estates in Thornton

Tuesday 12 December – Aintree Road, Ascot Road, Coniston Crescent, Rossendale Avenue & Devonshire Road areas in Thornton

Thursday 14 December – Heritage Way, Swan Drive & Stoneyhurst areas inThornton

Friday 15 December – Bearwood Way, Brookfield Road, Farnworth Road, Sunningdale Drive, Wentworth Drive & Tarn Road areas in Thornton.

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You can also meet Santa in Cleveleys Town Centre

He’ll be outside Home Bargains on the middle two weekends in December. Santa will be helped by various festive entertainers – singing and music to spread festive cheer! 

Like the Visit Cleveleys Facebook page for updates

You can also keep up with Santa on his own website at Thornton Santa

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Santas Sleigh Run in Thornton

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