Alton's Santa sleigh is lit up and ready, with reindeer champing at the bit, to bring Santa and his elves to Alton.

A spectacle to welcome Christmas, Santa’s sparkling eco-friendly sleigh began its rounds last Saturday and is visiting as many areas as it can until Sunday.

Alton Lions Club is delighted to lead the community in continuing the Santa sleigh tradition. President Moira Baker said: “This is very much a community event and we would welcome support from anyone who would like to come on board and join in the fun. All money raised will go to local community projects and activities.”

For details visit The schedule is: Tonight (Thursday), 6.30pm start: Princess Drive and closes off, High Ridge, Whitedown Lane, Kings Road and closes off, Queens Road, Ackender Road, Kingsland Road, Langham Road, Rack Close Road, Westbrooke Road, Lenten Street.

Tomorrow, 5.45pm start: Orchard Lane, Orchard Terrace, Russett Road, Bramley Close, Kingsmead, Saxon Mews, Church Street, Spitalfields Road, St Lawrence Road, Chauntsingers Road, Youngs Road, Victoria Road, Littlefield Road, Nursery Road, Eastbrooke Road, Edward Road, Alexander Road, Lipscombe Rise, Linnets Way, Hillside Close, Pound Gate, Dowden Grove, Harold Gardens, William Way, Geales Crescent, Allen Close, Spencer Close, Lansdowne Road, Chalcrafts, Park Close Road.

Saturday, 4.45pm start: Gilbert White Way and closes off, Wooteys Way and closes off, starting from Divers Close to Ravens Square, Accentors Close, Buntings, Curlews.

Sunday, 4.45pm start: Adams Way, Eggar’s Close, Shipley Close, Murray Grove, Goswell Square, Brewers Close, Dairy Court, the Manor starting in Jenner Way, to Manor Close and Link Road, to Cadnams Farm starting at Belio Abbey Way and finishing at Heights Drive.