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!

2021 – an improvement on 2020 but still not normal! Santa still wants to come and see you, and Peterborough Lions Club still wants to help make that happen. But it won’t be business as usual…

To protect you, us, Santa and all the children Santa will be visiting on Christmas Eve, Santa and his Lions helpers are subject to current health and safety guidelines and restrictions which can change on short notice. For that reason, all plans noted here may have to change without warning.


You’ll still find us outside various supermarkets in the run-up to Christmas. COVID makes that harder for us to organise and harder for the supermarkets to find space for us. We’ll sometimes be further from the store entrance than usual, and relying on battery power rather than a mains hook-up, so we may have no choice but to finish earlier than planned.


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 and as far as possible avoid close contact with those outside your own household.

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/Sunday 4th/5th December: Sainsbury’s, Oxney Road
  • Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th December: Morrison’s, Lincoln Road
  • Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th December: Sainsbury’s, Bretton Centre
  • Friday 24th December (Christmas Eve): Morrison’s, Cardea

The dates and locations for mobile floats are below:

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). Where we’re out on a weekend, we aim to set off around 4:30pm.

Netherton – Friday 17th December:

  • 6pm start at The Grange, Charlotte Way
  • Exit Charlotte Way into Atherstone Avenue
  • Left to Wilton Drive
  • Left to Portman Close
  • Left on to Ledbury Road
  • Left on to Tiverton Road
  • Left on to Berkley Road
  • Right on to Grafton Avenue
  • Left on to Berkley Road
  • Right on to Audley Gate
  • Left on to Ledbury Road
  • Left on to Bradwell Road
  • Right on to Elmore Road
  • Left on to Newby Close
  • Right on to Thoresby Close
  • Left on to Arbury Close
  • Right on to Elmore Road
  • Right on to Bradwell Road

Orton Wistow – Sunday 19th December:

4:30pm 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 22nd 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 24th December (Christmas Eve):

  • 4:45pm start at Windmill Pub
  • Head towards Orton Waterville Village Hall – then right to Glebe Avenue
  • Turn around go back and then right to New Road
  • Turn around then back to Cherry Orton Road then right to Church Drive
  • Turn right to Overton Way/Valence Road loop then turn left towards the shops on Church Drive
  • Loop around the shops then left/left to Wyman Way
  • Turn around in Wyman Way then go left on to Church Drive
  • Turn left on to Pembroke Avenue then right on to Aboyne Avenue
  • Turn right onto Lady Lodge Drive towards Telephone Exchange/Elstone
  • Turn around then back up Lady Lodge Drive to Oundle Road.

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!