November 13, 2012 11.47 am This story is over 134 months old

Santa’s reindeer re-route through Lincoln

New route: Santa’s reindeer will be taking a different path through the city centre when the pair and a sleigh visit later in the month.

Santa’s reindeer will still be travelling through Lincoln this week as planned, but with a slight detour added.

On Saturday, November 17, a pair of reindeer from Rand Farm Park, Wragby, will travel to Lincoln to take residence in City Square from 11am to 3pm.

This is instead of their resting place at Cornhill Square as previously planned, due to the amount of crowds expected to visit the deer.

Lincoln BIG Events and Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong said: “The reindeer are such magnificent creatures that we decided they should be re-routed to City Square, which is a much bigger open space and which attracts lots of footfall.

“The reindeer will be accompanied by Santa Claus and his Sleigh, thanks to a slick bit of behind the scenes organisation by The Rotary Club of Lincoln, whose festively-dressed members will be doing their usual Christmas charity collections.”

The reindeer will be a reminder to the residents of Lincoln that Christmas is just over a month away, but one of the biggest events over the Christmas period will be the switch on of Lincoln’s Christmas Lights.

As previously reported, the lights will be switched on along Lincoln High Street on November 22, by ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell at around 7pm.

Mitchell will joined by Steve Barclay, who is playing The Dame in Lincoln Theatre Royal’s pantomime Dick Whittington.

On stage will also be entertainment, plus the Civic Party, headed by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lincoln, Councillor Karen Lee.

Source: Lincoln BIG