Ho Ho Ho! The Santa Bus is returning to Brighton
He’s getting the bus, is his sleigh broken?
With Halloween and bonfire night being as distant a memory as our home cooked meals, it's time to get your Christmas cheer on because it's that time of year again. The famous Santa Bus is coming back to Brighton and it's making plenty of stops near you.
Operating from November 23 through to December 18 for a total of 19 days this Christmas period, our favourite bus – apart from our beloved N25 of course – shall be hitting all the routes with plenty a tune galore (can Bublé make an appearance please?)
a bus blasting 'all i want for christmas is you' covered in fairy lights and been driven my santa just drove past. i love brighton.
— Katy (@jcnsncw) December 9, 2016
Returning for its ninth year, the Santa bus shall again be supporting local charities The Argus Appeal and The Martlets. The Argus Appeal work with local communities carrying out a range of enriching services, whilst the Martlets focuses on caring for people with a terminal illness. Last year a record amount of £16,686.21 was raised for the two wonderful charities. This year, with your support, the festive bus could raise even more.
— Vanuse (@vanuseuk) December 10, 2016
On the days of operation, the dazzling vehicle shall be departing with Santa and Elves in full costume from Brighton & Hove Buses' depot at 17:00, ready to be in service from 17:30 – 20:30 each day. Whilst the bus is out and about, you can even track its whereabouts using this interactive map. A full list of the lucky locations follows:
Thursday 23 November – Goldstone Valley & Surrenden Rd
Friday 24 November – Portslade & Mile Oak
Monday 27 November – Hangleton
Tuesday 28 November – Hangleton, Downs Park & Knoll
Wednesday 29 November – Wish
Thursday 30 November – Wish & Elm Drive
Friday 1 December – Patcham
Monday 4 December – Hollingbury
Tuesday 5 December – Stanford
Wednesday 6 December – Hollingdean
Thursday 7 December – Moulsecoomb
Friday 8 December – Coldean, Meadowview & Hartington Rd
Monday 11 December – Freshfield Road & Whitehawk
Tuesday 12 December – Woodingdean East
Wednesday 13 December – Woodingdean West
Thursday 14 December – Saltdean
Friday 15 December – East Saltdean
Saturday 16 December – Hollingbury Asda (only)
Monday 18 December – Southwick
So get ready, get set and look out for the fairy light covered bus making its rounds. I'm sure if you ask nicely, you can sit on Santa's lap.
Featured image courtesy of Brighton and Hove Buses.