Santa and his sleigh will be back in Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted in December 2023. Please see details below for the planned areas (dates will be confirmed later in 2023) and FAQs.

Our sleigh is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. We are always grateful for any help you can provide in running this hugely rewarding community event which means so much to the local communities and in particular the children we visit. If you are able to help on any of our nights please do contact us or if you are not able to help please do consider donating via the options below.

Where will Santa be?

See below for the approximate areas we’ll be visiting.

Friday 8 December – Forest Hall & Mountfitchet Road

Friday 15 December – Bishop’s Park & Stortford Fields

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 and Stansted Mountfichet 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.