Bringing Santa to the high street this Christmas!
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He’s coming to the Ho Ho High Street.
That’s right BS3 Santa himself, with his unicycling reindeer handler Sven, will be appearing on 3 high streets in the run up to Christmas. Get yourself to one of them and they’ll be sure to let you know where they are.
See you on North Street 21st Dec, East Street 22nd Dec (the ‘no cars’ part), or up in Clifton Village 23rd Dec (around the Princess Victoria Street and Boyce’s Avenue area). 3 - 5pm on each day.
What is it?
Is it a float? Is it a parade? No! It's BS3 Santa and Sven on the high street, doing walkabouts, and gathering people for short performances.
What if it's raining?
Bring your brollies - Santa is used to working in all weathers.
Is it Covid safe?
It's outdoors, and there's no contact between Santa and audiences. We encourage you to socially distance and be safe.
In early December 2021 BS3 Santa also did 'street visits'. These are now finished, but keep your eye out for 2022! You can read more about them below.
What is a Santa street visit?
It's where street theatre meets 'An audience with' Father Christmas himself. Created by Stewart Wright, one of Bristol's top comic theatre performers who's experienced at entertaining all ages, with his own brand of improvisation and audience interaction. Guaranteed to bring a sense of fun, laughter and excitement to all. Those with a keen eye may spot his sleigh circling the night sky above as he makes his way along your street, engaging all he passes. Everyone will then be gathered for a magical, interactive sequence culminating in festive carols. There'll be music, sleigh bells and bucketloads of Christmas spirit.
'Stewart is a rare comic talent. He wins hearts and minds wherever he performs, has the rare skills to make audiences laugh and cry at will.' Tom Morris, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic.
What did the audience think of it last year?
'You made our Christmas truly magical tonight, it was wonderful!' St John's Road
'The visit was absolutely hilarious and joyous.' Sylvia Avenue
'That was fantastic. Absolutely lovely way to start December.' Fraser Street
When is it?
How do I book?
We need one point of contact from your street to email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest, and give us the address. We'll then let you know what dates and time slots are available. You will be sent an invoice and your street visit is confirmed once this has been paid.
What does it cost?
A bespoke 30-40 minute visit costs £240.
Will Santa have gifts with him?
Santa can only bring the gift of laughter, joy and bedtime ruining excitement with him on the day of his visit! He will be noting as many of the children's Christmas wishes as he can, and will do his best to deliver them on Christmas Eve... with your assistance.
What happens if it's pouring with rain?
Get the gazebo and brollies out - there's no stopping Santa.
Is it COVID safe?
All events will be outside, and we encourage you to manage social distancing especially from the vulnerable.
Do we need to provide anything?
Just a warm festive welcome for the Father of Christmas.