Santa will again be visiting the Retford area courtesy of Retford Lions Club most evenings in December. Unless otherwise stated he will be setting out each night from 3rd December at 6.00pm on weekdays and 5.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, finishing at 8.00pm providing the weather, etc, allows.
The sequence of events starts with Santa’s Grotto on Sunday 1st December at approximately 12.30pm, when Santa arrives in the Town Hall Square for Retford Christmas Festival. Children can meet Santa and receive a small present.
Sleigh routes are optimised so the maximum numbers of children meet Santa. He will not be touring East Markham this year, but children can see him outside the Queens Hotel instead; also at the Eyre Arms in Rampton. See below for dates and times for your area.
Once again the clever elves in Lions are ensuring that you don’t have to stand out in the cold more than necessary! You can find a link to the live ‘Santa Tracker’ showing where he is at any time on the ‘Retford Lions’ Facebook page. Any necessary updates to his schedule will also be posted there.
- 3rd December — Lime Tree Avenue, Rectors Gate, Northfield Way
- 4th December — Galway Crescent, St Giles Close, Silverdale Close
- 5th December — Waterfields, Brixworth Way, Welham Grove
- 6th December — Trinity Road, Windsor Road, Morley Avenue
- 7th December — The Queens Hotel, East Markham, 5.30pm to 6.30pm; The Eyre Arms, Rampton, 7.00pm to 7.45pm
- 8th December — Hirst Road, Springfield Road, Holmes Road, Claters Close
- 9th December — Heathfield Gardens, Camborne Crescent
- 10th December — Grace Road, Wharncliffe Road, Chestnut Avenue
- 11th December — Tuxford West of the A1
- 12th December — Gleneagles Way, Landsdown Drive, Thoresby Way
- 13th December — All Hallows Close, Grange Road, Farfield, Farm View
- 14th December — Blue Albion Street, White Park Avenue, Rufford Avenue
- 15th December — Tuxford East of the A1
- 16th December — Blossom Drive, Bacopa Drive, Grove Coach Road
- 18th December — Whinney Moor Lane
- 19th December — Portland Road, Ordsall Park Road, Ordsall Road
- 20th December — Elkesley village
- 22nd December — Clarborough and Hayton
Santa will also be present at the following static sites on the days shown:
- 19th December — Morrisons in Retford, 8.00am to 5.00pm (Santa has to leave early to visit Ordsall!)
- 21st December — Carolgate in Retford, 8.00am to 3.30pm