Father Christmas and his sleigh is heading back to Ryedale this year.

Santa will be out and about again helping the Lions raise thousands of pounds to support vulnerable families and people in need.

Malton, Norton & District Lions President, Annie Harrison, said: “Santa will be taking his sleigh to see children street by street over 17 nights in December. We are asking children and families who want to see him to wave from their doorsteps and windows as Santa is still a bit worried about Covid and needs to make sure he is well enough to pop down chimneys on Christmas Eve.

“The elves are also keen to make sure everyone stays safe and well, so won’t be door knocking again this year.”

Sleigh run for Malton, Norton & District Lions: December 1 – Wentworth Street, Broughton Rise, Horsemarket Road, The Mount, Middecave Road, Castle Howard Road; December 2 – Broughton Manor, Showfield Lane, Copperfield Close, Ryngwood Drive; December 3 – Kirky Misperton, Barugh, Brawby; December 4 – Hovingham, Fryton, Slingsby, Barton, Appleton; December 5 – West Knapton, West Heslerton, Sherburn, Winteringham; December 6 – Station Way, Welham Road, Springfield Garth, St Nicholas Street, Sutton Street, St Peter’s Street, Langton Road; December 7 – Sheriff Hutton, Terrington, Coneysthorpe; December 8 – Thixendale, Leavening, Burythorpe, Langton, Birdsall; December 9 – Beverley Road, Langley Drive, Sutton Grange, Millside, The Ridings, Langton Road; December 10 – Deansfield Court, Furlongs Avenue, Beverley Road, Dean Road, Howe Road, Eastfield Road, Mill Street, Commercial Street, Parliament Street; December 11 – Scampston, Rillington, Thorpe Bassett, Scagglethorpe, Settrington ; December 12 – Lilling, Flaxton, Thornton le Clay, Foston, Whitwell, Crambe, Westwood, Eddlethorpe; December 13 – Bulmer, Welburn, Huttons Ambo, Milton Ridge; December 14 – East Mount, Highfield Road, White Horse Close, Peasey Hill, Old Malton; December 15 – Weaverthorpe, Wolds villages to North Grimston; December 16 – Swinton, Amotherby; December 17 – Westfield, Redrow, Maudon Grove, Beckside, Arbor Way, Bowling Lane, Scarborough Road.

Sleigh route for Ryedale Lions: December 1 – Rosedale, Cropton, Hutton Le Hole, Lastingham, Appleton; December 3 – Keldholme, Kirkby Mills, Middleton, 6.30pm Wrelton; December 4 – 9am-1pm Pickering Market Place, from 4.30pm Kirkbymoorside East; December 5 – Kirkbymoorside West; December 7 – Edstone, Salton, Normanby, Marton, Sinnington; December 9 – Thornton le Dale North; December 10 – Thornton le Dale South; December 11 – from 4pm Helmsley East from 6pm Helmsley West; December 12 – from 2.30pm Pickering South West from 5.30pm Pickering North East; December 15 – Gilling, Oswaldkirk, Ampleforth; December 16 – Nunnington, Harome, Wombleton; December 18 – from 2.30pm Pickering North West from 5.30pm Pickering North Central; December 19 – Pickering South East; December 20 – Wilton, Ebberston, Allerston.

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