Christmas Santa float to launch in Portishead

PUBLISHED: 09:42 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:03 30 November 2017

The Portishead Christmas float in 2015.

The Portishead Christmas float in 2015.


Portishead Lions’ Christmas float season will get underway this week.

On Friday, the float will be unveiled for the first time in 2017 and transported around the town.

Christmas carols will accompany Santa on his way around Portishead.

The Lions say it will give all children the chance to see Father Christmas thus year.

A spokesman for the club said: “Everyone looks forward to the festive season particularly those with young families.

“Sadly though, for some winter is the time of greatest hardship and a small contribution helps us respond to the many request we get throughout the year but especially in the winter months.”

Here is the scheduled programme:

December 1: Heron Gardens, Bristol Road, Glebe Road, Glebe Avenue, Cadbury Road, Forester Road, Brampton Way (part), Falcon Close, Court Close.

December 4: Wetlands Lane, St. Mary’s Road, Underwood Road, Capenor Close, Meade Road, Maysfield Close, Clapton Lane(part).

December 5: Exeter Road, Winford Close, Portland Drive, Denston Drive, Brampton Way (part), Lynton Close, Clayton Close, Blenheim Way, Richmond Road, Halletts Way, Victoria Square, Albert Road.

December 6: St Peter’s Road, Garstons, Paddock, Church Road North, Church Road South, Newlands Close, Newlands Hill, Church Close, Roath Road (top), Slade Road, Orchard Close.

December 7: Newfoundland Way, The Anchorage, Merchants Square, Argentinia Place, Navigators Court, Pennant Lane, Halyard Way, Keel Avenue, Guillemot Road, Bittern Avenue, Sanderling Place, Whimbrel Avenue, Turnstone Avenue.

December 8: Phoenix Way (part), Lapwing Close, Goshawk Drive, Kittiwake Drive, Sanderling Place, Kingfisher Road, Wren Gardens, Sparrow Lane, Dunlin Drive, Fieldfare Avenue, Stonechat Gardens, Brambling Lane.

December 12: Phoenix Way (part), Redpoll Drive, The Finches, Bunting Lane, Robin Place, Goldcrest Way, Siskin Close, Linnet Gardens, Curlew Place (part), Teal Way, The Martins.

December 13: Phoenix Way (part), Malin Parade, Biscay Drive, The Crescent, White Row, Finisterre Parade, Tyne Grove, Shannon Walk, Fitzroy Circus, Bailey Court, Lundy Gate, Curlew Place (part), Forth Avenue.

December 14: Fennel Road, Tarragon Place, Sorrel Gardens, Thyme Close, Marjoram Way, Rosemary Crescent, Camomile Walk, Tansy Lane, Phoenix Way (part), Papermill Gardens.

December 18: The Vale, Conference Avenue, Tydeham Road, Gallingale Way, The Park, Pippins, Mulberry Avenue, Mulberry Close.

December 19: Lambourne Way, Bramleys, Aelfric Meadows, Conference Close, Jacobs Meadow, Russets, Cheviot Meadow, Moor Gate.

December 20: South Avenue, South Road, South View, Seville Road, Seville Close, Burlington Road (part), Leighview Road, Eastwood Place, Woodhill Park, Pier Road.

December 21: Woodhill Road, Beach Road East, Gardner Road, Woodhill Avenue, Fircliff Park, Knoll.

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