Santa Claus is coming to Seaford

The Rotary Club of Seaford's Santa Sleigh
The Rotary Club of Seaford's Santa Sleigh

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the advent of the Seaford Rotary Santa Sleigh.

And this year the festive bearded fellow will be rocking up from Monday December 2, visiting streets around Seaford right up until Christmas Eve.

It’s a chance for children to meet Santa, have their picture taken with him and receive some sweets, plus it is a huge fundraiser for the club.

In fact the popular annual event, which has been a tradition in Seaford for about 50 years raises an amazing £8,500.

That is half the Rotary Club of Seaford’s annual income.

Money is distributed to local good causes and charities.

Rotary publicity officer Mike Hemmings said: “It’s a Seaford tradition.

“The sleigh was built by one of our members some 15 years ago.

“We regard it as a service as well as a money raiser.

“The kids and the adults love coming out to see it.”

The group also needs a new home for its sleigh and is appealing for a garage.

To find out when the Santa Sleigh is coming to a street near you or to offer help with housing the Santa Sleigh visit

Santa sets off at 5.30pm each weekday evening and finishes at 8.30pm.

Here are some of the forthcoming dates and roads he will visit: Monday December 2; Ash Drive, Stirling Avenue, Chyngton Gardens, Farm Close and Manor Road North.

Tuesday 3; Hazeldene, Manor Road South, Kingston Estate and Fairways Estate.

Wednesday 4; Rother Road, Links Road, Arundel Road, Cuckmere Road, Lullinton Close, Chyngton Way and South Way.

Thursday 5; Wilkinson Way, Kedale Road, Grosvenor Road, Salisbury Road, Chichester Road, Grove Road and Stafford Road.

Friday: Late Night Shopping, then St Crispian’s, Lexden Road (bottom), Upper Sherwood Road, Quarry Lane, Valley Drive.