The Gap Keeps 40-Year Santa Sleigh Tradition Flourishing

Santa Claus is coming to The Gap! The jolly old man from the North Pole is, once again, spreading cheer and goodwill around neighbourhoods this Christmas and locals may catch him on his sleigh at designated scheduled stops.

Beginning Saturday, the 7th of Dec 2019, until Friday, the 13th of Dec 2019, residents of The Gap should listen out when Christmas music fills the air from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This will be the cue that Santa Claus is in town and he’ll be parking his Santa Sleigh in a designated area for 20 minutes. 

Here’s your chance to bring your children to meet Santa Claus face-to-face. Expectedly, Father Christmas will not be visiting empty-handed. He’ll have some handouts for everyone! 

Santa Claus is cruising by the following streets in The Gap on these said nights:

7 Dec
Rivercity Church, Settlement Road (by request)
8 Dec
Creekside at Riaweena St East
9 Dec
Payne Road service road at Kays Road roundabout
10 Dec
Paltarra Street
11 Dec
Wittonga Park, Hilder Road
12 Dec
Donegal Street (Cnr Harward St)
13 Dec
St Peter Chanel School

Photo Credit: Rotary Ashgrove The Gap/Facebook

Let the Santa Sleigh elves know if you’re having a street party so that they can swing by and have your guests mingle with jolly old St. Nick! 

Santa Sleigh has been running for 40 years and it’s organised by Rotary Ashgrove/The Gap.  It’s a laudable effort that brings the community together, as locals and businesses pour their time and resources for free to help Santa complete his annual visits.

Incidentally, Santa needs more helpers to ensure that this tradition continues to be a success. So if you want to experience the spirit of Christmas by spreading goodwill, you can volunteer to become part of Santa Sleigh (and get some exercise as a bonus!).

Contact the Rotary for details.