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 2023, 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 using his tracker, technology permitting! And don’t forget to follow our Facebook Page for updates.


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:

  • Tuesday 5th December – Hampton Gardens
    Join us at Hampton Gardens School for their first “Festive Event”. Meet Santa, eat burgers, drink mulled wine, and sing along with the Salvation Army brass band!
  • Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December: Morrison’s, Cardea
  • Saturday 16th December: Sainsbury’s, Oxney Road
  • Wednesday 20th and Friday 22nd December – Ortongate Centre (2:30-4:30pm)
  • Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve): Sainsbury’s, Bretton Centre

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

  • Sunday 17th December: Stanground
  • Wednesday 20th December: Orton Wistow
  • Friday 22nd December: Netherton
  • Sunday 24th December: Orton Waterville

Mobile routes are as follows, but are subject to change depending on weather, roadworks, and other things outside Santa’s control. On weekdays we normally aim to set off around 6pm and to finish around 8pm (and no later than 9pm). On weekends we set off earlier, around 4:30-5pm, depending on Santa’s schedule that day.

Stanground – Sunday 17th December:

  • 4:30pm start on Romany Gardens
  • Head left onto Southfields Ave, and right onto Southfields Drive
  • At Simply Local 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 Wistow – Wednesday 20th December:

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

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

Netherton – Friday 22nd December:

  • 6pm start at St Jude’s Church
  • Left out into Cranford Drive
  • Right into Axiom Avenue
  • Left into Cranford Drive
  • Left into Atherstone Avenue
  • Right into Wilton Drive
  • Right into Ledbury Road
  • Left into Tiverton Road
  • Straight onto Berkeley Road
  • Right into Grafton Ave
  • Right into Morpeth Rd
  • Right into Berkeley Road
  • Left onto Tiverton Road
  • Left onto Ledbury Road
  • Left into Bradwell Road
  • Right into Elmore Road
  • Right into Bradwell Road
  • Left into Atherstone Avenue
  • Right into Charlotte Way
  • Finish at The Grange venue

Orton Waterville – Sunday 24th December:

  • 5pm 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 towards Telephone Exchange/Elstone
  • Oundle Road
  • 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!