Santa and his sleigh will be back in Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted in December 2021. Please see details below for the planned dates and areas and an FAQ.

Please note that all details here are subject to change based on weather, volunteer availability and unexpected circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my donation go?

We’ll be collecting for the Bishop’s Stortford Round Table Charitable Trust Fund (registered charity 1187389) which in turn makes donations to local causes and charities. Have a look at the History page to see some of our previous donations.

We’d also like suggestions from the community of local causes, groups or charities we can support so please get in touch if you have a suggestion.

How can I donate?

There are a number of ways:

  • With cash/coins – our volunteers will have collecting buckets with Santa and his sleigh so look out for them.
  • By card – our volunteers will have a card reader for contact donations.
  • By text (texts cost your donation plus one standard rate message):
    • Text “BSSRT” to 70470 to donate £2.
    • Text “BSSRT 5” (including the space) to 70470 to donate £5.
    • Text “BSSRT 10” (including the space) to 70470 to donate £10.
    • Text “BSSRT 20” (including the space) to 70470 to donate £20.

How will I know where Santa is?

Check the routes below and check the GPS tracker that will be posted each night on our Facebook page.

Can you come to my road/area?

We do our best to cover as much of Bishop’s Stortford as possible but we’re all volunteers doing this in our free time so we can’t cover everywhere, especially with the number of new houses. If there’s an area we’re not covering this year, please suggest it to us for future years.

Can you stop/slow down?

We aim to keep moving at a walking pace and not stop for long periods, otherwise we wouldn’t be able to cover as many roads as we do. Our volunteers will try to stay ahead of Santa and his sleigh so you’ll be aware he’s coming. Please also make use of the details below saying where he’ll be as well as the GPS tracker that will be posted each night on our Facebook page.

How can I help?

We regularly need extra volunteers to help with the collections with Santa and his sleigh. Please get in touch if you can help on any of the nights.

Where will Santa be?

Friday 3rd December (17:30 start): Heath Row

  • Heath Row
  • Fulton Crescent
  • Manston Drive
  • Rochford Road
  • Blackbushe
  • Plaw Hatch Close

Saturday 4th December (16:30 start): Oriole Way & St Michaels Mead

  • Oriole Way
    • Marguerite Way
    • Mayflower Gardens
    • Clover Avenue
    • Foxglove Close
    • Larksway
    • Primrose Close
    • Honeysuckle Close
    • The Brambles
    • Snowdrop Close
    • Kestrel Gardens
    • Woodpecker Close
    • Peregrine Close
    • Monkswood Drive
  • St Michaels Mead
    • Mercers Avenue
    • The Shearers
    • Milliners Way
    • The Thatchers
    • Stockmen Field
    • The Carpenters
    • Falconer Street
    • Drovers Way

Sunday 5th December (16:30 start): Bishop’s Park & Stortford Fields

  • Bishop’s Park
    • Dukes Ride
    • Kights Close
    • Squires Close
    • Lords Avenue
    • Princes Gate
    • Woburn Avenue
    • Chatsworth Close
    • Burghley Avenue
    • Blenheim Court
    • Anglesey Close
    • Crozier Avenue
    • Chequers
  • Stortford Fields
    • Newland Avenue
    • Sandford Drive
    • Newman Close
    • Claridge Drive
    • Wooldrige Close
    • Reynolds Drive
    • Mansfield Road
    • Thorpe Road
    • Warren Street
    • Bone Street
    • Edwards Street
    • Spriggs Street
    • Hayes Drive
    • Davey Road
    • Boswell Street
    • Clark Street
    • Franklin Street
  • Criketfield Lane area (time permitting)

Friday 10th December (17:30 start): Stansted Bentfield area

  • Bentfield Road
  • Bentfield Gardens
  • Cawkell Close
  • Cannons Mead
  • Bentfield End Causeway
  • Wetherfield
  • Longcroft
  • Rainsford Road
  • Croasdaile Road
  • Gilby Crescent
  • Walpole Meadows (time permitting)

Saturday 11th December (16:30 start): Villiers-Sur-Marne Avenue

  • The Coppice
  • Gibbs Field
  • Lincoln Close
  • Goodwin Stile
  • Badgers
  • Mathams Drive
  • The Meadows
  • Greenhill Park
  • Honeybourne
  • Ashdale
  • The Ridings
  • Hopkins
  • Barley Hills
  • Gerard Avenue
  • Appleton Fields
  • Wheatcroft
  • Magnaville Road
  • Dalton Gardens
  • The Colts

Sunday 12th December (16:30 start): Friedberg Avenue

  • Dove Close
  • Elmbrook Drive
  • Calverley Close
  • Abbotts Way
  • Rushleigh Green
  • Mayfield Park
  • The Paddock
  • Grosvenor Close
  • Walnut Drive
  • Winchester Close
  • Cedar Park
  • Broadleaf Avenue
  • Irving Close
  • Alder Close
  • Larchwood
  • Penningtons
  • Ellenborough Close
  • The Barons

Friday 17th December (17:30 start): Stansted Mountfitchet/Forest Hall area

  • Maitland Road
  • St Mary’s Drive
  • Manor Road
  • Mount Drive
  • Mouthfitchet Road
  • Stoneyfield Drive
  • Priory Drive
  • Walson Way
  • Reeve Road
  • Hudgell Road
  • Childs Lane
  • Patmore Road
  • Hampton Road

Sunday 19th December (16:30 start): Scott Road/Thorley Hill area

  • Scott Road
  • Link Way
  • Waytemore Road
  • Benhooks Avenue
  • Piggots Way
  • Elizabeth Road
  • Thorley Hill
  • Mazoe Road
  • Thorley Park Road
  • Thornbera Road
  • Lower Park Crescent
  • Chinnery Hill

Please note that all details here are subject to change based on weather, volunteer availability and unexpected circumstances.