THE Santa Bus is having its best year ever with a new dancing craze taking hold.
Father Christmas his doing his annual tour of the streets with families coming out of their homes to get into the festive spirit.
Brighton and Hove Buses have again kindly lent The Argus Appeal and The Martlets one of their buses and record levels of charity cash is already being raised for the two charities.
And Santa has told The Argus that children have been sop excited that they have been dancing as he arrives with the festive music blaring.
He exclusively told The Argus: “The reception this year has been fantastic. There’s been lots of mums and dad’s with their children really enjoying it.
“The children have been exceptionally good boys and girls this year.
“And they are so excited when we arrive that they’ve been doing some funny dances. That has been even more of a trend this year. It’s been great fun and I want to see more of it.”
Also this year there has been more ‘dabbing’ – where children point both arms in the style set by the Jamaican Olympic hero Usain Bolt.
Santa added: “When we arrive I see people getting ready so I get them all in a line.
“Sometimes there are 25 people all pointing at the stars next to the bus – it’s wonderful.”
The Santa Bus is perhaps the single most important fundraising method for this newspaper’s charity. It is vital to the charity’s continued success.
It visits the streets in the city each day – so today we are showing you where it will visit inthe next few days from Monday.
The Santa Bus will be on each route from around 5.30pm until about 8.30pm on each day.
Monday December 4 – Hollingbury
County Oak Avenue
Tuesday December 5 – Stanford
Wednesday December 6 – Hollingdean
Upper Hollingdean Road
Source: The Argus