Santa Bus heading to Crawley courtesy of Metrobus

3 months ago Mon 27th Nov 2023

Image if the Santa Bus with text that says " Santa Bus"

Every Christmas for the last 20 years, the Santa Bus has travelled across Brighton & Hove spreading festive cheer whilst raising money for local charities and organisations. Now this year on 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December the Santa Bus is coming to Crawley Town, courtesy of Metrobus and raising money for Rotary Club Crawley.

Santa Claus will be waving from the top of his open top bus, decorated with thousands of twinkling lights and playing lots of your favourite festive tunes. Santa's little helpers will be walking alongside the bus collecting money for the Rotary Club Crawley.

Santa Claus said: 'Ho-Ho-Here we come on board my wonderful Metrobus Santa Bus, which is one of my favourite ways to travel (Rudolf can tell you what my other favourite way is). What a delight it is to be coming to Crawley this year. Make sure you give me and my elves a festive wave when we pass you by!”

Ed Wills, managing director of Metrobus bus, said: “The Santa Bus has been an overwhelming success in Brighton & Hove over the last 20 years, raising over £380,000 for multiple local charities. With the support of Crawley Council, we are delighted to now be introducing the Santa Bus to the town and also to be partnering with Rotary Club Crawley. Not everyone can visit a local grotto at Christmas, but with the Santa Bus everyone can see Santa if they want to. We hope to continue our long-standing tradition of raising money whilst spreading festive cheer wherever the Santa Bus goes.”

Abolaji Odunuga, President of Rotary Club Crawley, added: “At the Rotary Club we take pride in serving the community and creating hope in the world. We are therefore absolutely delighted to be partnering with Metrobus to bring their Santa Bus to the people of Crawley. In Brighton the Santa Bus is already an established annual institution, spreading joy and happiness whilst raising money for local causes. Wouldn't it be amazing if this success could be emulated right here in Crawley!”

For all the information on routes maps, as well as access to free online activities, see here.

Find the Metrobus Santa Bus launch video here.

You can donate via GoFundMe here.