Your 2016 guide to when and where the Lions club Santa sleigh will be coming past your home in Great Yarmouth and across the villages

The Lions' Club Santa is preparing for his seasonal tour of the town starting on Sunday at Great Yar

The Lions' Club Santa is preparing for his seasonal tour of the town starting on Sunday at Great Yarmouth's Christmas Fayre. - Credit: Great Yarmouth Lions Club

It's a Christmas tradition that has drawn children and families from their homes for close to 50 years.

From Belton to Beacon Park, Northgate to Newtown Santa will be spreading some seasonal magic when he tours the borough aboard his jingling sleigh.

The spectacle has been delighting local folk for years and to be sure of catching him when he's in your area make a note of the dates and times published here.

Chris Stanley of Great Yarmouth Lions Club will be donning his Santa suit for the first time this year on Sunday as part of Great Yarmouth's Christmas Fayre.

He said some parents were keen to preserve the magic of Christmas for their grown-up offspring who were away at university, encouraging Santa to speak to their children on their mobile phones because they had always enjoyed coming outside to see the sleigh when they were at home.


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Mr Stanley used to bring his children to Yarmouth from South Norfolk in the 1980s to see the sleigh never thinking he would take the reigns one day.

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The times are as follows:

Sunday November 27, Great Yarmouth Market Place, 12-4pm

Thursday December 1, Bradwell South, 6.30pm

Friday December 2, Gorleston Avondale Road, 6.30pm

Saturday December 3, Morrisons 10-12pm, Great Yarmouth Market Place, 12-2pm, Asda 2-4pm

Sunday December 4, B&Q, Next 10-4pm

Monday December 5, Bradwell North 6.30pm

Wednesday December 7, Gorleston South, 6.30pm

Thursday December 8, Newtown South, 6.30pm

Friday December 9, Trafalgar/Baliol Road, 6.30pm

Saturday December 10, Tesco 10-4pm

Sunday December 11, Belton 4pm

Monday December 12 Maygrove/Northgate 6.30pm

Tuesday December 13, Barrack Estate 6.30pm

Wednesday December 14, Magdalen South 6.30pm

Thursday December 15, Newtown North, 6.30pm

Friday December 16, Magdalen North, 6.30pm

Saturday December 17, Tesco, 10-4pm

Sunday December 18, Hopton and Beacon Park, 4pm

Monday December 19, Cobholm and Southtown, 6.30pm

Wednesday December 21, Shrublands, 6.30pm

And for those of you in the northern villages Norfolk Broads Lions Club will be putting smiles on faces with their sleigh too.

Look out for Santa at the following times:

Wednesday November 30, Hemsby, St Mary's Close, Meadow Rise 6-8pm

Friday December 2, Hemsby, Church Farm, Barleycroft, 6-8pm

Sunday December 4, Winterton, Fisherman's Return, 4-6pm

Wednesday December 7, Martham, Marlborough Green area, 6-8pm

Friday December 9, Martham, The Green, Black Street area, 6-8pm

Saturday December 10, Caister, Tesco, 10-4pm

Sunday December 11, Ormesby, North Road area, 4-6pm

Tuesday December 13, Ormesby, West Road area, 6-8pm

Wednesday December 14, Caister east area, 6-8pm

Friday December 16, Caister, West Road area, 6-8pm

Saturday December 17, Caister Tesco, 10-4pm

Sunday December 18, Tessera Park, 4-6pm

Tuesday December 20, Belstead Avenue, St Nicholas Drive, 6-8pm

Wednesday December 21, Covent Garden Road, Second Avenue, 6-8pm

Times are subject to weather conditions.

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