Special Santa tours in Alfreton and South Normanton

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 29th November 2023

Father Christmas is set to carry out special street tours within Alfreton and South Normanton ahead of his main visit to everyone on Christmas Eve.
The team behind South Normanton Gala are, once again, ‘escorting’ Santa on special neighbourhood tours in his glittering sleigh this Winter.
Gala crew member Ricky Neale said: “This year we will be going out around Alfreton and South Normanton with Santa and his sleigh on December 6, 7 and 8.
“As we go around we will have collection buckets, along with sweets and reindeer food for the children.”
Ricky continued: “The money we raise from doing this goes towards the cost of our main event that we hold at Carnfield Hall each year, at the beginning of July, in which we have to fundraise and apply for grants each year, towards the cost of the event so that we can make it free for everyone in the community.”
Here are the tour routes which were correct at the time of publishing this article. Please check the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthNormantonGala or their website at www.southnormantongala.co.uk for up to date information about Santa’s visit to our area.

Sleigh Tour in Alfreton – Wednesday, December 6 from 4.30pm
Peach Avenue
Erica Drive
Poplar Road
Market Street
The Common
Carnfield Hill
R – Aumonier Way
R- Hopkinson Close
L- Porter Drive
R- Aumonier Way
Salcombe Road (by train station)
L- Meadow Lane
R- Willows Avenue
R- Beech Avenue
Firs Avenue (up to Lidl)
Mansfield Road (into Alfreton)
R- Rodgers Lane (by traffic lights/BIRDS)
Bishop Street (to end)
L- Arthur Street
R- Limes Avenue
R- Alfreton High Street
L- Mansfield Road
L- Preston Avenue to main road
L – Main Road
R- Flowerly Lees Lane
R – Birchwood Lane
R- Abbott Road
L along Main Road
R onto Pease Hill
L along Brook Avenue
North Street
R along Main Road
L onto Preston Avenue
L- Byron Avenue
R- Milton Avenue
R- Preston Avenue
R- Mansfield Road
Carnfield Hill
Market Street
Poplar Road
Erica Drive
Peach Avenue

Sleigh Tour 1 – Thursday, December 7 from 4.30pm
Peach Ave
Sough Road
Bramble Close
Greenacres Drive
Water Lane
Thornhill Drive
Carter Lane East
Outlet carpark
McDonalds
Carter Lane East to Castlewood
Hardwick Court
Turnley Road
Carter Lane East
Ball Hill
Knitters Road
Weavers Way
Water Lane
South Street
Peel Street
Duke Street
Main Street
Church Street
Albert Street
South Street
Victoria Street
Church Street
The Croft
Downing Street
Church Street
Sporton Lane
Carr Lane
Meadow Lane
Hilcote Street
New Street
Lansbury Drive (Top of)
Eastfield Drive
Coronation Drive
Corn Close
Coronation Drive
Leamington Drive
Coronation Drive
Princess Avenue
Mansfield Road
The Common
Market Street
Honeysuckle Drive
Erica Drive
Peach Avenue

Sleigh Tour 2 – Friday, December 8 from 4.30pm
Peach Avenue
Sough Road
Market Street
Hamlet Lane
Mansfield Road
The Common
Storth Lane
Maple Close
The Sycamores
Gordon Crescent
The Chine
The Pemberton
The Brockwell
The Chine
Little Breck
Oakdale Road
Maple Drive
Oakdale Road
Birchenholme
Lea Vale
Lilac Grove
Elmhurst Avenue
Birchwood Lane to roundabout
Birchwood Lane
Rangewood Road
Woodfield Road
Birchwood Lane
Carnfield Close
Strutts Close
Birchwood Lane
Alfreton Road
Union Street
Garden Crescent
George Street
White Ash Road
Alfreton Road to top of hill
Windmill Rise
Pennine Drive
Monsall Drive
Pennine Drive
Lathkill Drive
Prospect Avenue
Windmill Rise
Hawthorn Avenue
Market Street
Bright Street (meet at Chippy)
Queen Street (meet at Chippy)
King Street (meet at Chippy)
North Street (meet at Chippy)
Market Street
Poplar Road (to bottom)
Sough Road
Peach Avenue

Pictured is Santa on his 2022 tour with the South Normanton Gala Crew. The photo is from the South Normanton Gala Facebook page.

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