23 Dec 2019
To celebrate the festive season, Stagecoach is touring the East Midlands in a special Christmas open-top bus, the Stagecoach Sleigh.
The Christmas bus tour started on Wednesday 11 December with a visit to Branston Community Day Nursery where Santa met with the children, who each received a Christmas present, and spread some Christmas cheer. This was followed by a tour around Lincoln, where Santa and his elves were onboard to wave to passers-by and help get people in the festive spirit.
This week, the Christmas bus continued its tour with visits to several other locations including Young Tots Nursery in Lincoln on Monday and Puddleducks Pre-school in Worksop on Tuesday, where Santa and his elves were on hand to spread their Christmas cheer by handing out gifts to the children.
The festive entourage also stopped at Worksop bus station yesterday and will visit the Hull Interchange today to give out Lindt chocolate treats to passengers and Christmas shoppers.
Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said “The Christmas bus has proven popular across the region. Children love it and of course it’s lovely to hand out chocolates to people, and say thank you to our customers for their support throughout the year.
“We want to encourage more people to take the bus this Christmas and have provided extra services to support late night shopping. Our Stagecoach services are the greenest and most efficient way of travelling this festive season.”
Sue Richardson, Pre-school Administrator at Puddleducks Pre-school, said: “Huge thank you to the Stagecoach Santa Sleigh Bus for visiting our Pre-school this morning. The children’s faces lit up when they saw Santa waving to them from the top deck of the decorated bus. A lovely time was had by all and the children loved the presents from Santa. Fantastic service from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble for the friendly, helpful staff.”