From Monday December 3rd to Thursday December 20th, between 5pm and 8pm, Santa with his splendid sleigh and team of Sidmouth Lions helpers, will once again be touring Sidmouth, Sidford, Sidbury and Newton Poppleford and hoping to see lots of children with their parents.

Santa and his sleigh will appear by Sidmouth Market Place from about 6.15 pm on Friday December 7th for the Sidmouth ‘Late Night Shopping’ event.

Santa will also be visiting Waitrose store at Stowford from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13 and Friday 14th December. 

All donations to the Lions, which will be gratefully received, will be used for
Sidmouth Lions community service and charity activities. 

Sidmouth Lions are once again very grateful to Hall Scott Estate Agents in Sidmouth for sponsoring the
operating costs of the Santa sleigh this year; also to Central Garage, Sidford, for providing the towing vehicle.

Santa’s routes during December 2018

Monday December 3rd

Starting at 5:30 pm at the bottom of Manstone Avenue, into High Meadow, Woolbrook Rise, Ashley Crescent, Woolbrook Meadows, Brookside, Ice House Lane, Woolbrook Park and  Balfours.

Tuesday December 4th

Starting at 5.30 pm at Manstone Lane junction, up Manstone Lane, stop at junction with Tyrrell Mead, Bramble Close, Coombe Hayes, Summerfield, Newlands Close, Newlands Road and Jubilee Close.

Thursday December 6th

SIDBURY and SIDFORD.   Starting at 5:30 pm from Sid Vale Close, then to Greenhead Lane, then Furzehill, Burnt Oak and Hillside.  Then back to Sidford and into Brook Lane, Lower Brook Meadow, Frys Lane and Higher Brook Meadow.

Friday December 7th  

Sidmouth Late Night Shopping

Come and meet Santa from about 6:15 pm by the Market Place in Sidmouth Town Centre.

Monday December 10th

NEWTON POPPLEFORD East side (from Otter Reach to ‘Cannon Inn’).

Starting at 5:30 pm in Otter Reach estate then up main road into School Lane, Glebelands, Turner Close, Lower Farthings, Brook Meadow and Meadow Drive estate.

Tuesday December 11th

NEWTON POPPLEFORD West side (Starting at 5.30 pm from ‘Cannon Inn’).

Into King Alfred Way, down Exmouth Road, into Badger Close, Littledown Lane, Littledown Orchard, Exmouth Road, on to Exeter Road, past ‘Woodleys Yard’ into Burrow Lane, Burrow Close, then Hillside and at bottom, turning right, back towards Burrow and left out to main road.

Wednesday December 12th

Waitrose at Stowford from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Starting at 5:30 pm from Lawn Vista, up Peaslands Road, Elm Close, Hill View, Higher Hill View, then up Knapp Hill, back down Peaslands, into Highfield, then Brewery Lane, Vicarage Road and Victoria Road, Connaught Road.

Thursday December 13th

Waitrose at Stowford from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Friday December 14th

Waitrose at Stowford from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm,


Starting at 5:30 pm from United Reformed Church in Primley Road, into Primley Mead, Primley Gardens, Primley Road, Coulsdon Road and Livonia Road.  

Monday 17th December 

Starting at 5.00 pm in Betjeman Close (all roads), exit and right to Penrose Place; on completion, load up and transit to Baker Close, then all roads on Stowford where accessible by towing vehicle and sleigh.

Tuesday December 18th

Starting at 5:30 pm at the bottom of Winslade Road, into Malvern Road, Winslade Road, Alexandria Road, Woolbrook Road, Arcot Park, Lymebourne Park, Lymebourne Avenue and Sid Park Road.

Thursday December 20th 

SIDFORD.  Starting at 5:30 pm at Warrens Mead, into Orchard Close, Byes Lane, Drakes Avenue, Fleming Avenue, Lockyer Avenue, South Lawn, Jubilee Gardens and Malden Road.