Rotary clubs reveal Santa’s sleigh route for Margate, Garlinge, Westgate, Birchington and Broadstairs

Santa has revealed some of his sleigh routes

Santa will be heading to streets in Thanet next month thanks to isle Rotary Clubs.

Each year members from the clubs take out the sleigh and bring some Christmas magic to families.

Sadly Ramsgate Rotary Club closed in its 100th year last December so there are no Ramsgate sleigh routes this year.

Margate Rotary Club

Monday 5th December:

PALM BAY: Starting at the shops in Summerfield Road at 5.30pm, left along Summerfield Road –right to Crundale Way, left along to Botany Road to Knockholt Road and Monkton Gardens.

Tuesday 6th December:

PALM BAY: Starting at the shops in Summerfield Road at 5.30pm, left to Eastchurch Road, Penshurst Gardens and Halstead Gardens, Eastchurch Road to Staplehurst Gardens, returning via to Eastchurch Road back to shops.

Thursday 8th December:

MILLMEAD Start at old Dane Valley Arms site at 5.30pm, Dane Valley Road, into Tomlin Drive, William Avenue and Friends Avenue up to Millmead Road, Irvine Drive, William Avenue, Cowley Rise ending back at Dane Valley Road.

Monday 12th December:

MILLMEAD Start in Dane Valley Road near Bookmakers at 5.30pm Along Dane Valley Road into Kent Road, turning left into Millmead Road, Selbourne Road, crossing Kent Road, Invicta Road, Marlowe Road, Arlington gardens into Millmead Road. back to Dane Valley Road.

Tuesday 13th December:

POET’S CORNER Starting at top of Addiscombe Road by Plant Hire Shop at 5.30pm, Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe Gardens, Poets Corner, Byron Avenue, Shakespeare Road, Milton Avenue back up to Poets Corner then right into Church Street, Oxford Road then left into St Peters Road.

Thursday 15th December:

POET’S CORNER Starting in Addiscombe Road at the side of Dane Park at 5.30pm, Addiscombe Road, Rosedale Road, College Road, Glencoe Road back to Addiscombe Road, Hastings Avenue, Olave Road, UpperDane Road, Victoria Avenue, Alfred Road, Wellesley Road to Northdown Park Road.

Important Note: All the routes are subject to alteration in the case of road works, obstructions, weather conditions etc.  In such cases adjacent routes will be taken within the area being covered or the collection cancelled.

Thanet Sunrise Rotary

December 6 – Margate

5.30pm Yoakley Square and then on to Perkins Avenue, Nash Court Road, Rowe Close, Nash Court Gardens, Salmestone Road, Alexandra Rd, Tivoli Rd, Buckingham Rd and Connaught Road.

December 13 – Garlinge

5.30pm from George V Ave and then on to Argyle Ave, Westfield Rd, Brooke, Birds, Leslie, Brooke, Kingston and Fulham avenues, Craven Close, Caxton Road, Garrad  and Maynard Avenues

Rotary Club of Westgate & Birchington

Santa and his elves will be calling door-to-door asking you to make a donation to local charities including Oasis Domestic Abuse Service (

Thursday 8th December: Lymington Road area Westgate from 6pm

Saturday 10th December: outside The Galleria, Westgate all morning

Monday 12th December: Court Mount area Birchington from 6pm

Thursday 15th December: Victoria Avenue area Westgate from 6pm

Saturday 17th December: outside Wale’s Butchers all morning.

Monday 19th December: Minnis Bay area from 6pm

Rotary Club of Broadstairs

The big man will be visiting the following areas from 6pm:

Monday 5th – The Silvers and surrounding roads
Thursday 8th – Swinbourne Avenue and surrounding roads

UPDATE *Due to bad weather and falling temperatures, Santa won’t be out and about in Broadstairs as planned (Dec 8). However, he will be at Broadstairs College from 6pm until 7.30pm.

Monetary donations and non-perishable foods are welcomed to support the Rotary Club charities and Broadstairs College student food bank.

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