11 photos of the this year's Santa Comes to Bispham parade

The crowds turned out for some festive fun when the Santa Comes to Bispham parade returned last night (Wednesday December 20).

This colourful event has been bringing some seasonal cheer to Bispham since 2020 and has gone from strength to strength.

The parade included Santa, the Grinch, Elf Behavin’ Badly and various eye-catching vehicles, including a disco float with DJ Jester from Trilogy club, Doug Smith’s Harry the Christmas Lorry, Pete Marquis’ Rola Cola HGV and the Fox Brothers Peterbilt truck.

Residents knew the Christmas cavalcade was approaching because of the honking horns.

After setting off from Norbreck Primary Academy, on Norbreck Road, at 6.30pm, the parade eventually wound its way to Bispham village, where there was a fun sing along and collection for Trinity Hospice and Brian House.

Aside from bringing the festive cheer, the event – joined this year by spin-off events in seven other local towns and villages – has so far raised more than £10,000 for the two hospices, with a huge raffle adding to the coffers

One of the parade organisers, Karen Frost, said: “It’s been brilliant this year, better than ever.

"Everyone’s enjoyed it and money for Trinity is still coming in, thanks to everyone’s support.”

More pictures and information on the Santa Comes to Bispham Facebook page.


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