Once again Santa's Bus will be returning to Cornwall this year to spread festive joy and to raise funds for two South West charities. 

Go Cornwall has announced the dates, and location for this year’s Santa Bus.  

The festive bus has become a popular must-see, with the bus stopping at various towns and villages throughout December, helping to raise money for charity in the process.

This year, the Santa Bus will fund two charities, The Primrose Foundation and Luna’s Fund.

Falmouth Packet: The Santa Bus visiting Helston in 2022 The Santa Bus visiting Helston in 2022 (Image: Amy Johnson)The Primrose Foundation is a breast care charity originally set up in 1995, via an appeal to help fund and develop a ‘One Stop Clinic’ in Plymouth, where a one-day assessment is carried out by a variety of different breast care services to find out whether further investigations are needed.

Luna’s Fund aims to support parents after they lose their baby before, during or after birth by offering a choice of practical services that they can access immediately upon leaving the hospital. Their service positively impacts their grieving process and gives them hope for their future; their ‘new normal’.

Go Cornwall said: “Volunteers from Plymouth Citybus and Go Cornwall Bus are setting off on 30th November to raise money for this year’s charities.

“Please join us on route as we take Santa and his helpers across Plymouth and Cornwall to spread joy and happiness at this special time of year.

“Any donations are gratefully received, we are raising money for the Primrose Foundation in Plymouth and Luna’s Fund in Cornwall”.

Falmouth Packet: The Santa Bus has become a festive favourite for many The Santa Bus has become a festive favourite for many (Image: Amy Johnson)The bus will be touring West Cornwall from Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, December 9 and East Cornwall from Monday, December 11 to Thursday, December 14.

Dates and locations where the Santa Bus will visit in Cornwall:

West Cornwall

Thursday, November 30 – St Dennis, Nanpean, St Stephens and St Austell.

Friday, December 1 Falmouth, Devoran, Carnon Downs, Truro and Chacewater.

Saturday, December 2 Marazion, Goldsithney, Leedstown, Gwithian, Connor Downs and Hayle

Sunday, December 3 Perranporth, Goonhavern, Pentire, Newquay, Quintrell Downs and Treloggan

Monday, December 4 Ashton, Helston, Cury, Mullion, Kuggar, Lizard, Coverack and St Keverne.

Tuesday, December 5 Gulval, Nancledra, St Ives, Lelant, Crowlas, Alverton and Treneere.

Wednesday, December 6 Tresillian, Probus, Grampound, Sticker, Penrise School, Par, Bugle and Roche.

Thursday, December 7 Penzance, Gwavas, St Just, Pendeen, Madron and Heamoor.

Friday, December 8 Pool, Camborne, Illogan, Portreath, North Country and Redruth.

Saturday, December 9 Carharrack, Lanner, Mount Anbrose, Tolvadden, Camborne, Penegon, Troon and Redruth.

East Cornwall 

Monday, December 11 Boscastle, Tintagel, Camelford, Wadebridge and Polzeath. 

Tuesday, December 12 Bodmin, Dobwalls, Pelynt and Looe.

Wednesday, December 13 Launceston, Tavistock, Gunnislake, Albaston, Calstock and Callington.

Thursday, December 14 Torpoint, Crafthole, Liskeard and Saltash. 

The Packet will bring you more details on routes and times when they are published.