The popular Santa Bus returns to town today.
From today the bus begins its 19 day tour of Brighton and Hove.
For the second year in a row, Santa Bus employees won’t be knocking on doors.
Brighton and Hove Buses have teamed up with SPS dealers and Brand Vaughan who will be putting leaflets in letterboxes on every street they visit.
Residents are asked to come out to see Santa, wave and donate if they wish.
Santa said: “While Rudolf and all my other reindeer rest and prepare for their Christmas Eve flight, Brighton and Hove Buses have once again donated one of their wonderful open top buses to transport me around the city and beyond.”
The Argus is the official media partner for the Santa Bus.
Editor Arron Hendy said: “It’s great to see the Santa Bus back in all its sparkling glory.
“It’s bringing great joy to the children of the city and it seems that this year is particularly important.
“Please hop off and see Santa and donate if you can.
“There are so many amazing charities that the Santa Bus supports.”
Brighton and Hove Buses chief executive Ed Wills said a total of 12 local charities will benefit from donations made this year.
The Santa Bus tour of the city begins tonight in the Goldstone and Downs Park area and concludes in Whitehawk on Thursday, December 22nd.
The 12 charities that will benefit from donations are Martlets, Chestnut Tree House, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Take Shelter, Possability People, Raystede Center for Animal Welfare, Extratime, Voices in Exile, Sussex Cancer Fund, Ronald McDonald House, and RISE Fareshare Sussex.
Depending on traffic, the bus is scheduled to start its journey every night between 5:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Here will the Santa Bus be and when:
Friday 25th November – Goldstone/Downs Park
Saturday 26th November – East Saltdean
Monday, November 28 – Desire/Portland/Border
Tuesday 29th November – Saltdean
Wednesday, November 30th – Peacehaven
Thursday 1st December – Woodingdean A
Monday 5 December – West Blatch/Knoll
Tuesday 6th December – Moulsecoomb
Wednesday, December 7th – Stanford
Thursday 8th December – Hollingdean
Friday December 9th – Hangleton
Saturday 10th December – Southwick
Monday, December 12 – Patcham
Tuesday 13 December – Woodingdean B
Wednesday 14 December – Bevendean
Thursday 15 December – Hollingbury
Friday, December 16 – Coldean/Meadowview
Monday, December 19 – Mile Oak
Thursday, December 22 – Whitehawk
At you can follow Santa Claus in real time as he makes his way through the city https://www.buses.co.uk/santa-bus-tracker.
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