Christmas Santa Float

A long standing tradition in St Albans, we get Father Christmas to come round to many areas of St Albans before Christmas. Many say it isn’t Christmas until they see him come down their street. If you are looking out for him, come back to this site and check when we are in your area.

Read our Frequently asked questions

We get many emails and comments on Facebook or Twitter about the float. This is great but as you will appreciate, we are very busy at this time of year. Therefore, please also read our FAQ page.

Social media

We love to hear from you on Facebook and Twitter. We will post updates as we take Father Christmas round the streets of St Albans.

If you are a charitable organisation and would like to help us as Santa’s Elfs on a night, please get in touch.

The next Santa Float Route

You can see the next route of this year’s Santa Float schedule below. For all routes, please look further down the page.

Come back soon for a list of all our routes.

All St Albans Round Table Christmas Santa Float routes

All of this year’s Santa Float routes are listed below. Any changes to the schedule will be published on this website and on social media.

Marshalswick - Saturday 23rd May 2020

Charity on this route

  • St Albans District Foodbank logo
    St Albans District Foodbank

    We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally…

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Townsend - Sunday 24th May 2020

Charity on this route

  • St Albans District Foodbank logo
    St Albans District Foodbank

    We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally…

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Camp, Fleetville & Highfield - Saturday 13th June 2020

Charity on this route

  • St Albans District Foodbank logo
    St Albans District Foodbank

    We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally…

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City Centre / Abbey / St Michael’s - Saturday 27th June 2020

Charity on this route

  • St Albans District Foodbank logo
    St Albans District Foodbank

    We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally…

More details

Articles about the Christmas Float

  • Behind the scenes of St Albans Round Table Santa’s Float
    St Albans Round Table was created in 1949 and began what we now know as Santa’s Float, going around St Albans throughout December. At the time, the group had over 40 members, most working locally. The group started the Christmas float which we now have as a fine and much…
  • Christmas float 2013
    Once again Father Christmas will make his way through the streets of St Albans in December 2013. We have listed where and when he and his helpers will be around the streets, collecting for local charities. As ever, we are involving a number of local charities to delight the residents…
  • 2011 – A record breaking year for Round Table’s Santa in St Albans
    Christmas 2011 has been the most successful ever for St Albans Round Table. Round Table and the charities it supports raised an incredible £13,548.76 thanks to the generosity of the people of St Albans giving money to Santa and his elves as he toured the streets of the city throughout…