Santa Claus is coming to town... with a little help from his friends

Festive models at Skegness Christmas Lights switch on

Festive models at Skegness Christmas Lights switch on

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Santa Claus will be coming to Skegness this Christmas with a little help from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Butlins.

Taking a break from his busy schedule, Santa will make an appearance at the town’s Christmas light switch on event, showcasing a special new sleigh made by crews from Skegness Fire Station.

Santa and his sleigh will take centre stage in the town’s Christmas parade, taking place on Thursday, November 26 from 6pm until 8pm, before moving on to other events around the town in the lead up to Christmas.

Firefighters will be on hand to help Santa and to collect money for two worthwhile causes; The Fire Fighters Charity and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

John Barke, crew manager at Skegness Fire Station said: “We’ve wanted to do something like this for a few years now and to be able to do it this year has been great. The whole station is incredibly proud of the sleigh and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.

“We’d like to say a massive thank you to Butlins Skegness for everything they’ve done – this really wouldn’t have been possible without them. We’d also like to thank Skegness Stock-car Stadium for their support.

He added: “Taking the sleigh (and Santa!) around the town will allow us to spread some Christmas cheer during the festive season whilst raising money for two really worthwhile causes.

“It’s also a great opportunity for people to meet their local firefighters so I hope as many people as possible will join us for the parade and get themselves in the Christmas spirit.”