Local Santa Parade Returns for Fifth Year

Since 2019, Josh and Steve Trevor have organised a Christmas Parade through the local villages, where Santa himself is driven through the streets on his sleigh to greet excited children ahead of the big day. Josh explains, “I never ever thought it would become this popular when we first started!”

This year will be no different, and Santa and his helpers will be making their yearly visit to the area on evenings of the 16th and 17th December. It is no small task to organise the parade, and Josh and the team must start planning as early as July to make sure the festive evening is jampacked with Christmas spirit.

Over the last five years the parade has raised over £7,000 for local charities including Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance as well as The Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of a young girl from Cherry Willingham. This year a collection will be held for the Rainbow Trust, a charity that provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with life-threatening or terminal illness, and the local Scout groups, an organisation close to Josh’s heart as a Scout Leader.

It isn’t just the money raised that the community pitch in with; in the first year it was put forward that people could donate chocolate selection boxes, so that Santa could hand them out to the children. Last year a staggering amount were donated, resulting in Santa handing out over 1,200 boxes to local children.

This year there is also something special planned, so be sure to keep an eye on routes and times via the Fiskerton Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss out!