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Does Santa come to your street?

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Pombliboo123 Mon 04-Dec-17 20:12:58

Was minding my own business sitting on the sofa when I heard loud Christmas music. Weird, it's normally a very quiet little street. Suddenly it struck me... SANTA WAS OUTSIDE. Flashbacks and memories to Santa on the back of a flatbed truck coming down my childhood street giving out sweeties (And collecting for charity).

After yelling SANTA at DP (Yes I am a massive child) And running to put the blinds up and DP is just looking at me like hmm

So I explained and made him come and look at Santa... and he had never seen it before in his life. I thought this was a common thing?! I remember it every year everywhere i lived until I moved into the city centre and this is the first December since I've lived somewhere residential...

So, Does Santa blare his music whilst trubdling down your street on a truck? grin

SheSparkles Mon 04-Dec-17 20:14:49

Our Santa has his actual sleigh pulled by a truck! Our local around Table does it, usually on a Sunday and it’s around teatime when it gets to us and it’s ACE!

sunshineintheclouds Mon 04-Dec-17 20:15:00


I have never heard of this .

Where are you op!!! envy

Jedbartletforpresident Mon 04-Dec-17 20:15:41

He came to our old street - it was either the rotary club or the lions - can't remember which.

Never had it growing up and don't have it now - we're in a city now though rather than a small town so maybe that's why

Roystonv Mon 04-Dec-17 20:15:47

My Dh goes round the town with Rotary, with a sleigh and Santa. Sad, so few people come out now he says. They start next week for 4 nights.

RestingGrinchFace Mon 04-Dec-17 20:15:57

I think that I remember this happening once or twice throughout my childhood.

NannyR Mon 04-Dec-17 20:16:46

Yes, I remember Santa driving round the streets in a motorised sleigh when I was a kid. I think it was the Round Table or the Lions that did it. He would give out sweets and wave to you and his elves would have buckets to collect donations. It was very exciting!!!

RatOnnaStick Mon 04-Dec-17 20:20:14

Not here, too rural, but the firemen at the station in the nearest big village started one up a couple of years ago and now they get loads of people lining up to see him pass through. They collect for a local charity each year.

I have very fond memories of hearing the sleigh bells and the tinny Christmas music coming through when I was young in the eighties. I think it had largely stopped by about 1990. Sad.

PodgeBod Mon 04-Dec-17 20:22:05

shock no, I’ve never heard of this. I would run out to see him if it did happen, though!

KTD27 Mon 04-Dec-17 20:23:41

He is coming tomorrow!!!
I never had anything like this growing up - closest I got was a brilliant rugby club party where santa stomped across the field in rugby boots with his sack full of toys 😀
But I live somewhere different now and have been given the info this week. He’s due to make an appearance tomorrow evening - my little one will probs be in bed but I’m beside myself with glee and will be out there waving hello. Husband thinks I am mental

ThatsMySantaHisBeardIsSoFluffy Mon 04-Dec-17 20:23:53

Happens here (seaside town in NW). Didn't happen where I'm from (smallish Town in East Mids)!

Ginmakesitallok Mon 04-Dec-17 20:24:39

Yes - and usually at bathtime. Last year we had to grab dd out of the bath, wrap her in a big towel and carry her to the -⛟- sleigh

SantaStuckInTheChimney Mon 04-Dec-17 20:25:55


Ecureuil Mon 04-Dec-17 20:26:47

Yes! It’s the Rotary club here. He’s coming on the 18th December this year smile

GinisLife Mon 04-Dec-17 20:26:54

Yes - and it's this Saturday apparently !

Veronicat Mon 04-Dec-17 20:27:12

Yes. Was out tonight in rural Scotland. I think the Rotary Club run it. He's pulled by a tractor.

HoneyDragon Mon 04-Dec-17 20:28:21

We do and we have a real time update on the website so people can come out when he arrives.

Guiltypleasures001 Mon 04-Dec-17 20:30:03

Ours came last week, think it's the lions, were in north cambs

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Mon 04-Dec-17 20:30:16

Santa must be extremely busy coming down all of these streets. He comes here too. It’s Thursday and I’m way too excited already. Never had it growing up in a city.

caprifun Mon 04-Dec-17 20:30:45

Yes, ours is coming tomorrow! I think I'm going to have to keep the DCs up until about 830 though as our road is one of the last. It only happened one year when I was growing up, and I was tiny, maybe 3 or 4, so I can't remember it all that well.

Supermagicsmile Mon 04-Dec-17 20:31:29

Rotary club do it here..they came tonight!

EvilDoctorBallerinaRoastDuck Mon 04-Dec-17 20:31:38

No fenvy

Titsywoo Mon 04-Dec-17 20:31:57

Yes our local rotary do it here and where we last lived. In fact I checked their website yesterday and he is coming down our street on Thursday - typically we'll all be out though sad

SoupDragon Mon 04-Dec-17 20:33:33

Yes! He's been here this evening. DD was out there in her penguin onesie and clutching some pound coins. Apparently she asked for a dinosaur.

She's nearly 12!

theaveragewife Mon 04-Dec-17 20:33:41

Every year when I grew up, it was magical fsmile

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