From Tuesday December 3rd to Friday 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 6.20 pm on Friday December 6th 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 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th  December.

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

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

Santa’s routes during December 2019

Tuesday December 3rd  

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.

Thursday December 5th

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.

Friday December 6th - Late Night Shopping’ evening

Come and meet Santa from about 6.20 pm by the Market Place in Sidmouth Town Centre.

Monday December 9th

STOWFORD - Where readily accessible for both towing vehicle and sleigh. Starting at 5.00 pm in Baker Close, then on to Sampson Close, Lindeman Close, Lock Close, Chambers Close, Sedemuda Road, then to the top of Hawthorn/Blackthorn and to Ladymead/Moorview Close.

Tuesday December 10th

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.

Wednesday December 11th

Waitrose at Stowford from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Thursday December 12th

Waitrose at Stowford from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm,


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 13th

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 December 16th

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, then back across main road, around Meadow Drive estate and finish at Brook Meadow.

Tuesday December 17th

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.

Thursday December 19th

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.

Friday December 20th

Starting at 5.00 pm from Woolbrook Road end of Betjeman Close, all roads in the Close and on  exit turn right into Penrose Place.  On completion, transit via Woolbrook Road to Manstone Avenue and up to the top and into High Meadow. Then to Ashley Crescent, Woolbrook Rise, Woolbrook Meadows, Brookside, over to Ice House Lane, Woolbrook Park and Balfours.