SANTA Claus will be all over the Chesterfield Canal in the build-up to Christmas.
He will be cruising on four different boats leaving from five different locations. On every trip, he will be welcoming children and adults alike, but it essential that you book in advance.
The trips are run by the volunteers of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. On all its Santa Special cruises, there is a present for every child and a mince pie and a drink for every adult. There is a flat rate of £7 per person.
In Chesterfield, the tripboat John Varley will be doing Santa Special cruises on every Saturday and Sunday from November 24 to December 23 and on Wednesday , Thursday and Friday December 19-21. All leave from Tapton Lock, on the Tesco roundabout in Chesterfield, S41 7JB. For bookings, ring 01629 533020.
At the other end of the canal in Retford, the tripboat Seth Ellis will be running Santa Special cruises every Saturday and Sunday from November 24 to December 23 and on Monday December 24. All leave from the Hop Pole on the A620, Welham Road, DN22 6UG. For bookings, ring 07925 851569.
Santa will be on the canal in Worksop for just one weekend – Saturday and Sunday December 1-2 – when the tripboat Hugh Henshall will be running Santa Special cruises from the Lock Keeper pub, S81 1TJ. For bookings, ring 0114 360 0460 and leave a message.
Hollingwood Hub on Works Road, Staveley, S43 2PF, will see the tripboat Madeline running Santa Special cruises on every Saturday and Sunday from December 1-23. For bookings, ring 01629 533020.
Finally, Hugh Henshall, will be running Santa Special cruises on every Saturday and Sunday from December 8-23 from Shireoaks, S81 8LP. For bookings ring 0114 360 0460 and leave a message.
Last year the Trust carried well over 2000 happy Santa fans, so make sure that you book soon whilst there are still places available.