Peterborough Lions Carol Float

Every year, Santa joins Peterborough Lions for some cheerful seasonal songs and to collect money for our funds to support local causes.

You can find Santa outside supermarkets in the Peterborough area in December. And in recent years Santa has been taking his sleigh out around Peterborough houses to bring good cheer to you without you leaving home to find him!

It’s 2022, and Santa is heading back to Peterborough!


As usual, you’ll find us outside various supermarkets in the run-up to Christmas. You’ll also find us popping up at other events – see below for dates and locations.


Our trips around Peterborough streets with Santa are well received and a highlight of our year, as well as being one of our biggest fundraisers.

We will be out again this year – Santa insisted! If you come out onto the street to see us, please be mindful of those around you.

You will be able to track Santa on the night via our Facebook Page, technology permitting!


Going to miss us? If you email we’ll make sure your email is passed on to Santa. So if you have any questions, or want to tell him what you want for Christmas, or just want to say “Hi”, drop him a line!

The dates and locations for static floats are:

  • Saturday 3rd December: Peterborough Museum (12-3:30pm, approx)
    In a first for us, we’ll be supporting Santa at Peterborough Museum’s “Winter Festivals” exhibition
  • Saturday 10th December: East of England Showground – Inflatable 5k Peterborough
    In conjunction with UK Running Events we’ll be at their Inflatable 5k obstacle course fun run, collecting any spare change you might have, with Santa’s blessing of-course!
  • Sunday 11th December: Morrison’s, Cardea
  • Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th December: Morrison’s, Lincoln Road
  • Saturday 24th December (Christmas Eve): Sainsbury’s, Bretton Centre

The dates and locations for mobile “Santa on Tour” floats are below:

  • Friday 16th December: Netherton
  • Monday 19th December: Orton Wistow
  • Wednesday 21st December: Stanground
  • Friday 23rd December: Orton Waterville

Mobile routes are as follows, but are subject to change depending on weather, roadworks, and other things outside Santa’s control. We normally aim to set off around 6pm and to finish around 8pm (and no later than 9pm).

Netherton – Friday 16th December:

  • 6pm start at St Jude’s Church
  • Right into Atherstone Avenue
  • Left into Bradwell Road
  • Right into Elmore Road (Right hand side only)
  • Back up Elmore Road (Left hand side only)
  • Right into Bradwell Road (Right hand side only)
  • Back up Bradwell Road (Left hand side only)
  • Right into Ledbury Road
  • Right into Audley Gate
  • Left into Berkley Road
  • Left into Grafton Avenue
  • Right into Morpeth Road
  • Right into Berkley Road
  • Left into Tiverton Road
  • Right into Ledbury Road
  • Left into Wilton Drive
  • Right into Atherstone Avenue
  • Right into Charlotte Way
  • Finish at The Grange venue

Orton Wistow – Monday 19th December:

6pm start in Svenskaby, then take in as many of the following as time allow:

  • Svenskaby
  • Ashleigh
  • Lyndale Park
  • The Rookery
  • Whitewater
  • Wyndham Park
  • Farleigh Fields / Shearwater
  • Ferryview
  • Glendale
  • Borthwick Park
  • Five Arches

Stanground – Wednesday 21st December:

  • 6pm start on Romany Gardens
  • Head left onto Southfields Ave, and right onto Southfields Drive
  • At Co-Op turn left onto Lawson Ave
  • Turn right onto Coneygree Road
  • Turn right onto Kingston Drive, then right again onto Southfields Ave
  • Turn left onto Romany Gardens
  • Cross Whittlesey Road to turn onto Central Square
  • Turn left onto Desborough Ave, right onto Poulter Ave, and left onto Oakdale Ave
  • Near the end of Oakdale Ave turn left onto Allan Ave
  • Finally turn right onto Wright Ave, ending at Whittlesey Road

Orton Waterville – Friday 23rd December:

  • 6pm start at Windmill Pub, then
  • Cherry Orton Road
  • Glebe Avenue
  • New Road
  • Church Drive
  • Overton Way/Valence Road
  • Wyman Way
  • Pembroke Avenue
  • Aboyne Avenue
  • Lady Lodge Drive
  • Charles Cope Road
  • Gannocks
  • Martins Way
  • Chapel Lane
  • Finish at Windmill Pub

As always we are extremely grateful to everyone who comes and says hello, and who helps us raise money for local projects. We look forward to seeing you soon!