SANTA EXPRESS 2019
This December, for the 16th year running, the Poole Bay Rotary Santa Express will be out and about around the streets of Poole and Bournemouth. Please check the dates below to find out the closest route to you.
Simply click on each route in the table below to access the map for that night. Most mid-week routes start about 6pm and take about 2 hours to complete.
Come and meet Santa and enjoy the music as we blast our way along the street bringing Christmas cheer to all.
As well as helping to get your Christmas off to a fantastic start, we are also collecting for charity. Thank you for your generous support. In 2018 you donated over £7,700, including the collections at Sainsburys. This brings the total over the last 15 years to £94,527 !!
Please note that all timings are approximate and these together with the exact routes may vary depending on traffic conditions and weather. In the event of extreme weather an evening may be cancelled. We've made small changes to some of the routes this year. These are noted on the relevant maps.
Please take care when you come to see the Santa Express. We recommend that you remain on the pavement, for your own safely. Please be especially careful if you have young children with you.
For the latest information please check our Facebook page: pooleyoungrotary
In addition to the various evening excursions, you can also see the Santa Express at the following events:
Poole Santa Parade, Sun 1 Dec
10.30am-11.30am Poole Quay, then joining the Parade along the High St to Falkland Square, arriving about midday
Canford Heath Christmas Lights
Wed 11 December, 6.30pm-7.30pm by the shops on Adastral Road
Tesco, Poole Rd, Branksome
Daily, 16-18 Dec between 10.30am and 5pm
Date Route Lead Organisation Start time
all our helpers are volunteers
all timings are approximate and are for rough guidance only
Tue 3 Dec Longfleet Poole Rotary 6.00pm
Wed 4 Dec Upper Parkstone (south) Dorset Mind 6.00pm
Thur 5 Dec Upper Parkstone (north) Poole Rotary 6.00pm
Fri 6 Dec Oakdale Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Sat 7 Dec Broadstone Poole Lions 5.30pm
Mon 9 Dec Canford Heath Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Tue 10 Dec Creekmoor Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Thur 12 Dec Please note the trip around Southbourne planned for today has been postponed to Sunday (15th) in view of the current, horrendous weather forecast
Fri 13 Dec Hamworthy (east) Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Sat 14 Dec Broadstone Poole Lions 5.30pm
Sun 15 Dec Southbourne Westbourne Rotary 5.00pm
Mon 16 Dec Stanley Green Water Aid 6.00pm
Tue 17 Dec Hamworthy (west) Parkstone Rotary 6.00pm
Wed 18 Dec Upton (west) Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Thur 19 Dec Upton (east) Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Fri 20 Dec Talbot Village Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Mon 23 Dec Lower Parkstone Poole Bay Rotary 6.00pm
Please note there has been a slight change at the end of this route and we are now going clockwise around the last few steets , finishing at the junction of Sandbanks Rd and Sherwood Rd.