Note: Story updated to show changed day for visits of Santa’s Sleigh to New Barn Lane and Pipersfield.
Uckfield Lions have confirmed dates and times for their tour around town with Santa and his sleigh in the run up to Christmas, while taking account of Covid-19 restrictions.
They have raised many thousands of pounds for good causes through accompanying the sleigh in previous years and this year Five Ash Down and Maresfield are being added to the route.
Usually collectors knock on doors to alert residents to Santa’s arrival but this won’t be happening in 2020 so do look out for the sleigh and listen for the music so you can come out to support a street collection for good causes.
It will also be possible to make a donation online via the Lions’ Crowdfunder page.
Children who come out to see Santa will receive a small present but because of Coronavirus guidelines and restrictions children will not be allowed up onto the sleigh to speak to Santa, or have photos taken on the sleigh.
Families coming out to see Santa are asked to socially distance and keep two metres away from the sleigh.
The sleigh outings and schedule have been prepared taking account of the Tier 2 Covid-19 restrictions that will be in place at the time.
Dates, times and places
Dates, times, and places for visits, which are subject to change, can be seen below. The latest information can be found on the Uckfield Lions website.
Wednesday, December 2
5.30pm New Barn Lane, Sand Ridge
6.30pm Pipers Field
Friday, December 4
5.30pm Harcourt, Vernon, Selby Roads
6.30pm Keld Drive/Ave, Alexandra Road
Sunday, December 6
5pm Church Coombe
Monday, December 7
5.30pm Forge Rise, Bridge Farm Road
6.30pm Hunters Way
Thursday, December 10
5.30pm Olives Meadow, Hempstead Gardens, Linden Chase
6.30pm Knights Meadow, Roman Way
Sunday, December 13
5pm Castle Rise, Fernley Park, Wares Road, New Road (n end)
Monday, December 14
5.30pm Five Ash Down – Ashdown Place
6.30pm Maresfield – Parklands, The Paddock
Wednesday, December 16
5.30pm Rocks Park
Thursday, December 17
6pm West Park
Sunday, December 20
5pm Harlands Farm
Monday, December 21
5.30pm Manor Park South
Tuesday, December 22
5.30pm Manor Park North