Santa is coming to Ryedale

Once again Ryedale Lions are helping Santa to visit Ryedale. That's Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley and surrounding villages. Scroll down to see the routes.

Dates and Routes

Saturday 27th Nov.            9.00-13.00         Pickering Market Place

Saturday 27th Nov.           16.30 – 19.00 Pickering Market Place Lights

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Tuesday 30th Nov.            16.30 -  Fadmoor, Gillamoor, Beadlam, Nawton

Wednesday 1st Dec          16.30 -  Rosedale, Cropton, Hutton le Hole,

                                                  Lastingham, Appleton

Friday 3rd Dec.                  16.30 - Keldholme, Kirkby Mills, Middleton

Saturday 4th Dec.             9.00-13.00 Pickering Market Place

Saturday 4th Dec.             16.30 -  Kirkbymoorside East

Sunday 5th Dec.                16.30 – Kirkbymoorside West

Wednesday 8th Dec.               16.30 – Edstone, Salton, Normanby,                                                                   Marton, Sinnington          

Thursday 9th Dec.             16.30 – Thornton le Dale North

Friday 10th Dec.                16.30 – Thornton le Dale South

Saturday 11th Dec.           16.00 - Helmsley East

Saturday 11th Dec.           18.00 – Helmsley West

Sunday 12th Dec.              14.30 – Pickering 1 South West

Sunday 12th Dec.              17.30 – Pickering 2 North East

Wednesday 15th Dec.      16.30 - Gilling, Oswaldkirk, Ampleforth

Thursday 16th Dec.          16.30 - Nunnington, Harome, Wombleton

Saturday 18th Dec.           14.30 – Pickering 3 North West

Saturday 18thDec.            17.30 – Pickering 4 North Central

Sunday 19th Dec.              15.00 – Pickering 5 South East

Monday 20th Dec.            16.30 -  Wilton, Ebberston, Allerston

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BBC Radio York are joining us on nights marked

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Santa has to visit some towns on more than one night as Rudolf gets tired. If you're not sure which area you are in, here's some maps.


We are grateful that many local businesses are sponsoring Santa's Sleigh

Black Swan Pickering

Big Bear Bikes

David Wilson Homes

Mark Stephenson Estate Agents

Cedar Barn

Brogues Gallery

Bay Horse Pickering

Pickering Toy and Model Warehouse

GoEco Renewables Ltd.


HPE Printing for the posters

Thank You

Santa's  helpers

This year we have some help from fantastic  local groups. 

Pickering Beaver Team

St Catherines Hospice


Team Wrelton

Kirkby Library Team


Loads of individual elves who have volunteered.

Thank You

Santa Tracker

You can track Santa to see exactly where he is. 

(If you get an oops message, Santa's still flying to Ryedale. You can see his arrival time.)


Ryedale Lions Club relies on donations to be able to continue to support organisations and individuals in our area. If you would like to make a donation, and we would be really really grateful, just hit this button and you'll be magically wizzed to our Just Giving page. Thank you.

Merry Christmas from all at Ryedale Lions Club