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.

Highfield - Monday 7th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • St Albans Round Table logo
    46 club

    The St Albans 46 Club is the 'continuation' from St Albans Round Table, i.e. members who are leaving Round Table…

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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.

Whitecroft - Thursday 3rd December 2020

This route takes us around the Whitecroft area in the south of St Albans.

Charity on this route

  • St Albans Round Table logo
    St Albans Round Table

    We are a small group of men who have fun, get involved in the St Albans community, putting something back,…

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Chiswell Green - Friday 4th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • Earthworks St Albans
    Earthworks St Albans

    Earthworks St. Albans is a registered charity that offers trainees, often with learning difficulties or mental health problems, work experience…

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Highfield - Monday 7th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • St Albans Round Table logo
    46 club

    The St Albans 46 Club is the 'continuation' from St Albans Round Table, i.e. members who are leaving Round Table…

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Fleetville - Wednesday 9th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • 41 Club logo
    41 club

    When members graduate from Round Table, they are invited to join the  Ex-Round Tablers’ Club (nicknamed the "41 Club") and…

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Townsend - Thursday 10th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • Youth Talk Logo
    Youthtalk

    Youth Talk provides free, confidential counselling to 13-25 year olds in the St Alban’s area, delivered by experienced professionals without…

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The Camp - Friday 11th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • AT Society logo
    AT Society

    For 25 years, this Harpenden-based charity has been a source of information, support and hope for families across the UK…

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Marshalswick - Saturday 12th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • The Living Room

    The Living Room exists to promote access to quality treatment for those with addiction to drugs, alcohol and addictive behaviours…

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Redbourn (route 1) - Sunday 13th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • Scouts Association Logo
    Redbourn Scouts

    Redbourn Scout Group is a thriving and dynamic group. We have 2 Beaver Colonies (children 6-8 yrs) which meet on…

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New Greens - Tuesday 15th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • Centre 33

    Run entirely by a dedicated staff of volunteers, Centre 33 is a drop-in centre where homeless and socially or materially…

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Beech Bottom - Wednesday 16th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • 41 Club logo
    41 club

    When members graduate from Round Table, they are invited to join the  Ex-Round Tablers’ Club (nicknamed the "41 Club") and…

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Oakwood - Thursday 17th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • Rotary Logo
    Rotary Club of St Albans Verulamium

    Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired men and women who translate their passions into relevant social causes, to change…

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St Stephens - Saturday 19th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • Three Valleys logo
    3 Valleys

    The club was created in 1999 to be a friendly group of like-minded people who meet regularly to enjoy: Interesting,…

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City to Abbey - Sunday 20th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • Logo Ian Rennige Grove Hospice Care
    Grove House, part of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

    At Grove House, our mission is top offer excellent palliative and end-of-life care based around our patients and their families…

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London Colney - Monday 21st December 2020

Charity on this route

  • St Albans Round Table logo
    St Albans Round Table

    We are a small group of men who have fun, get involved in the St Albans community, putting something back,…

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Cottonmill - Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Charity on this route

  • Home-Start Hertfordshire

    Home-Start provides a unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home.…

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Redbourn (route 2) - Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Charity on this route

  • Friends of St Mary's Church Redbourn

    The Friends have two simple aims:  to maintain and beautify the fabric of St Mary’s Church and its churchyard. This…

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St Michael’s - Thursday 24th December 2020

Charity on this route

  • St Albans Round Table logo
    St Albans Round Table

    We are a small group of men who have fun, get involved in the St Albans community, putting something back,…

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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…