Santa's on his rounds in Harpenden, St Albans and Wheathampstead

PUBLISHED: 15:34 26 November 2009 | UPDATED: 14:41 06 May 2010

WATCH out Santa s about – Father Christmas is coming to town and he will be touring the streets of Harpenden right up until Christmas Eve. Harpenden Round Table and their Santa s sleigh will be riding around local roads throughout the whole of December be

WATCH out Santa's about - Father Christmas is coming to town and he will be touring the streets of Harpenden right up until Christmas Eve.

Harpenden Round Table and their Santa's sleigh will be riding around local roads throughout the whole of December between the hours of 7pm and 9pm each weekday evening.

Santa will be accompanied by Christmas music and Round Table members with collection buckets. The three charities which will benefit from this year's efforts are Keech Cottage Children's Hospice, Cancer Research UK and Round Table Children's Christmas Wish, which organises special days out for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Fundraising Officer for Harpenden Round Table Mark Sanders said he was looking forward to the tour and added: "We raised £6,900 for charity last Christmas and we very much hope that despite these challenging economic times, Harpenden's residents will be just as generous this year."

St Albans Round Table's flashing red sleigh will also be taking its annual tour around St Albans and Redbourn next month, starting on December 7 and ending on December 24.

Santa can also be spotted in Wheathampstead today (Thursday/26) when he will be the guest of honour at the Christmas lights switch-on ceremony. He will be arriving on his sleigh at MacIntyre Care Home on Station Road to meet the residents and join in a Christmas sing-song before turning on the lights at 6pm.

To view the full route schedule for St Albans visit www.stalbansroundtable.org and for details of which areas of Harpenden Santa is expecting to cover, see below:

ST ALBANS

Monday December 7 - London Colney

Tuesday December 8 - Cottonmill

Wednesday December 9 - Camp

Thursday December 10 - Chiswell Green

Friday December 11 - New Greens

Saturday December 12 - St Stephens

Monday December 14 - Highfield

Tuesday December 15 - Whitecroft

Wednesday December 16 - Marshalwick

Thursday December 17 - City Station, City to Abbey

Friday December 18 - Townsent

Saturday December 19 - Redbourn

Sunday December 20 - Fleetville

Monday December 21 - Redbourn

Tuesday December 22 - Oakwood

Wednesday December 23 - Beech Bottom

Thursday December 24 - St Michaels

HARPENDEN

Tuesday December 1 - Wood End area including Ridgewood, Ashley Gardens.

Wednesday December 2 - Ox Lane, Sauncey, Manland Avenue.

Thursday December 3 - Westfield Road area.

Friday December 4 - Topstreet Way, Fairmead and Highfield Avenues, Barnfield Road, Meadow Walk, Piggott's Hill, Churchfield.

Monday December 7 - Aldwickbury estate including Chesterton Avenue.

Tuesday December 8 - Dalkeith Road, Crabtree, Granby Avenue, Grasmere Avenue, Lyndhurst Drive, Marquis, Station Road.

Wednesday December 9 - Cross-Farm (Southdown).

Thursday December 10 - Top end of Tufnell's, Vale, Farm Close and other roads around the Kinsbourne Green area of town.

Friday December 11 - Poets Corner area, around Tennyson, Wordsworth, Hillside Road.

Monday December 14 - Breadcroft, Stewart Road, Bowers Way, Sauncey Avenue, Crossway, Waveney Road, Elliswick, Browning Road.

Tuesday December 15 - Town Central Cowper, Overstone, Milton, Crabtree area including Weybourne, Glemsford, Holly Walk.

Wednesday December 16 - Roundwood Area including Roundwood Park, Medlows, Falconer's Field, Park Hill, Park Mount, Park Rise.

Thursday December 17 - West Common.

Friday December 18 - East Common.

Monday December 21 - Batford.

Tuesday December 22 - Townsend Lane, Claygate, Barnsdene, Broadfield, Moreton End Lane, Douglas Road.

Wednesday December 23 - Southdown leading up to Wheathampstead Road.

Thursday December 24 - The Avenues.

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