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


Please remember

  • 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.

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