LEISURE: Santa Tour with Harlequin Carnival Club

LEISURE: Santa Tour with Harlequin Carnival Club

MEMBERS of the Ilminster-based Harlequin Carnival Club will be getting into the festive mood over the next few weeks as it tours the area with Father Christmas.

The special Santa Float will be touring the Ilminster and surrounding area from Monday, December 4, 2017, through to Thursday, December 21, 2017.

The tour stars with visits to Merriott on Monday (December 4, 2017) and Tuesday (December 5, 2017) before heading to South Petherton on Wednesday (December 5, 2017) and Shepton Beauchamp on Thursday (December 7, 2017).

The Harlequin Santa tour moves back to Ilminster from Monday, December 11, 2017, through to Wednesday, December 13, 2017, before going to Broadway and Horton on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

The tour returns to Ilminster on Monday, December 18, 2017, and it will stay in the town until Thursday, December 21, 2017.

Carnivalites will be raising funds which will be shared between the Harlequin Carnival Club and the SURE charity based at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

Organisers have said that they hope to keep to the itinerary – but warn that there could be changes depending on weather conditions.

But keep a look out in your street early evening to see if the Santa Tour is passing by.

The Santa Tour itinerary (subject to change – depending on weather):

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017: Merriott – Broadway Upper; Sherlands; Sherlands Gardens; Beadon Lane; Higher and Lower Beacon; Hitchen; Gleblands.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017: Merriott – Broadway Lower; Lower Street; Manor Drive; Shiremoor Hill; Higher Street; Church Street; Newchester Cross.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017: South Petherton – St Michael’s Gardens; Lightgate.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017: Shepton Beauchamp – Lambrook Road; Plece Lane; North Street; Robins Lane; Love Lane; Middle Street; Sheep Way.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017: Ilminster – Orchard Vale; Herne Rise; The Mead; The Incline; West Crescent.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017: Ilminster – Canal Way; Ladymead; Greendale; Lower Meadow; Bushs Orchard; Fairfield; Carnival Close.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017: Ilminster – Adams Meadow; Hither Acre; New Estate near Stonemasons; Lower Station Road; Railway Cuttings; Home Farm Way; Home Farm Park.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017: Broadway and Horton – Suggs Lane; Stoford Place; Broadway Road; Lamparts Way; Tanyard; Carlan Steps; Goose Lane; Standerwick Orcahrd; Brookside; Broadoak; St Peter’s Close; Pottery; Channells Lane.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017: Ilminster – Winterhay Lane; Station Road; Summerlands Park Drive; Summerlands Park Avenue; Summerlands Park Close.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017: Ilminster - Blackdown View; Butts; East Street; Ditton Street to Tesco; Shudrick Lane; Walnut Place.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017: Ilminster - East Street; Silver Street; New Road; The Heights; Hill View Terrace; Highfield; West Street; High Street.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017: Ilminster - Ditton Street from Tesco onwards; The Cross; Listers Hill; Pretwood Close; Heron Way; Eames Orchard; Long Close.