Santa set to arrive into the harbour by fishing boat

Boyes Santa arrives at Scarborough Harbour by boat''134647b
Boyes Santa arrives at Scarborough Harbour by boat''134647b

One of Scarborough’s best-loved Christmas traditions will take place this weekend.

Thousands of people are set to line the harbour at Santa arrives in town aboard a fishing boat at 11am on Saturday.

Once Santa is ashore, he will join a parade featuring staff from Boyes and make his way up Eastborough, St Thomas Street and along Queen Street.

He will then take up his position at the grotto in Boyes from noon.

People are advised to get to the harbour in good time as large crowds are expected.

Boyes store manager Chris Golder said that staff will be in fancy dress and are looking forward to the event.

He said: “It’s always a great time of year for us. The grotto is nearly ready and staff will get chance to have a sneak preview on Friday.

“Our theme this year is ‘A Winter’s Tale’ - it’s our take on Jack Frost. I just hope the weather is kind to us on Saturday for the parade!”

Santa has been delighting visitors young and old at the store for decades. The grotto will be open Monday to Saturday 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm and Sundays 11am to 4pm until Christmas Eve.