Go North East Santa bus returns for 2023 - this is where and when you can see it

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Go North East has confirmed that its Santa bus is returning for 2023.

Bus operator Go North East has announced that its Santa bus is returning for the 2023 Christmas period.

The bus will tour around the region for eight nights from Saturday, December 16, as it aims to spread Christmas cheer.

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To make sure that you don't miss out on a chance to seeing Santa, we've put together a guide of when the big man will be on Tyneside.

The Go North East Santa bus is returning for Christmas 2023. Photo: National World.The Go North East Santa bus is returning for Christmas 2023. Photo: National World.
The Go North East Santa bus is returning for Christmas 2023. Photo: National World. | National World

Saturday, December 16

  • Dudley Lane: 4.30pm.
  • Fern Drive/Burradon Road: 4.37pm.
  • Burradon Front Street: 4.45pm.
  • Killingworth West Bailey/Angus Close: 4.50pm.
  • Killingworth Bus Station 'Stand D': 4.58pm.
  • Backworth Lane/Killingworth Lane: 5.07pm.
  • Shiremoor Metro (south-bound): 5.23pm.
  • New York Greenlea (east-bound): 5.31pm.
  • North Tyneside Hospital: 5.37pm.
  • Whitley Bay opposite HSBC (arrival): 5.45pm.
  • Whitley Bay opposite HSBC (departure): 5.55pm.
  • Cullercoats John Street: 5.58pm.
  • Marden Estate Lorton Avenue: 6.04pm.
  • Tynemouth Village: 6.12pm.
  • North Shields Transport Hub 'Stand B' (arrival): 6.20pm.
  • North Shields Transport Hub 'Stand B' (departure): 6.30pm.
  • Meadow Well Avon Avenue: 6.39pm.
  • Norham Road/Verne Road: 6.48pm.
  • Tynemouth Road/Howdon Lane (west-bound): 6.56pm.
  • Hadrian Park The Bush (arrival): 7.10pm.
  • Hadrian Park The Bush (departure): 7.15pm.
  • Battle Hill Drive/Berwick Drive: 7.28pm.
  • Mullen Road/Station Road: 7.38pm.
  • Wiltshire Drive/Wensleydale: 7.41pm.
  • Wiltshire Gardens/Station Road North: 7.48pm.
  • Wallsend Forum Station Road: 7.52pm.
  • Stotts Road/Eastfield Avenue: 7.58pm.
  • Walker Shopping Centre: 8.06pm.
  • Walker Road-Stains Road: 8.15pm.

Sunday, December 17

  • Winlaton Bus Station 'Stand A' (arrival): 2.55pm.
  • Winlaton Bus Station 'Stand A' (departure): 3pm.
  • Heddon View15:04-Blaydon Bus Station 'Stand D': 3.09pm.
  • Metrocentre Interchange 'Stand H': 3.20pm.
  • Gateshead Interchange 'Stand N': 3.40pm.
  • Gateshead Interchange 'Stand A': 4.30pm.
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Ambulance Station: 4.55pm.
  • Wrekenton High Street (south-bound): 5.05pm.
  • Springwell Perseverance Arms: 5.18pm.

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Wednesday, December 20

  • Sunniside Front Street: 6.30pm.
  • Lobley Hill Road/Kingsway North: 6.49pm.
  • Saltwell Road South-Crematorium: 7.03pm.
  • Team Valley Sainsbury's: 7.16pm.
  • Kibblesworth Square: 7.32pm.

Friday, December 22

  • Newcastle Road-Penrith Road: 4.30pm.
  • East Boldon Black's Corner: 4.39pm.
  • West Boldon Rectory Bank Top: 4.46pm.
  • Boldon Asda: 4.50pm.
  • Whiteleas Estate Shops: 5.09pm.
  • South Tyneside Hospital: 5.18pm.
  • Harton Nook: 5.25pm.
  • Westoe Imeary Street: 5.34pm.
  • South Shields Interchange 'Stand F' (Arrival): 5.40pm.
  • South Shields Interchange 'Stand F' (Departure): 5.50pm.
  • Westoe Road-Town Hall: 5.57pm.
  • Chichester Metro 'Stop E': 6.01pm.
  • Stanhope Road/Boldon Lane: 6.07pm.
  • Perth Avenue/Edinburgh Road: 6.20pm.
  • Kirkstone Avenue Turning Circle: 6.28pm.
  • Primrose Terrace/Dilston Terrace: 6.32pm.
  • York Avenue/Valley View: 6.36pm.
  • Jarrow Bus Station 'Stand C' (Arrival): 6.45pm.
  • Jarrow Bus Station 'Stand C' (Departure): 6.55pm.
  • Caledonian Street: 7.08pm.
  • Hebburn Shopping Centre: 7.12pm.
  • Campbell Park Road/Hebburn Lakes School: 7.19pm.
  • Lukes Lane Estate Morecambe Parade: 7.28pm.
  • Monkton Lane Estate Shops: 7.38pm.
  • Calf Close Lane-Prince of Wales: 7.51pm.
  • Fellgate Lancaster Way: 8.06pm.
  • Hedworth Lane-Front Street: 8.19pm.
  • Boldon Cineworld (S-bound): 8.25pm.

Saturday, December 23

  • Mill Lane/St Joseph's Academy: 3.30pm.
  • Heworth Metro 'Stand F' (arrival): 3.40pm.
  • Heworth Metro 'Stand F' (departure): 3.45pm.
  • Felling Metro: 3.50pm.
  • Split Crow Road/Hendon Road: 4.01pm.
  • Felling Square: 4.05pm.
  • Wealcroft/Top of Staneway: 4.17pm.
  • Leam Lane Estate Fewster Square (arrival): 4.20pm.
  • Leam Lane Estate Fewster Square (departure): 4.25pm.
  • Leam Lane Estate Millford: 4.36pm.
  • Springwell Estate Wallace Gardens: 4.44pm.
  • Harlow Green Bridge: 4.58pm.
  • Birtley Coach & Horses: 5.12pm.
  • Birtley War Memorial (north-bound): 5.21pm.
  • Portobello Board Inn: 5.30pm.
  • Birtley Durham Road Shops: 5.42pm.
  • Angel of The North (arrival): 5.50pm.
  • Angel of The North (departure): 6pm.
  • Durham Road/The Stone Trough: 6.04pm.
  • Low Fell The Cannon: 6.11pm.
  • Bensham Road/Coatsworth Road: 6.21pm.
  • Bolam Street Flats (arrival): 6.28pm.
  • Bolam Street Flats (departure): 6.33pm.
  • Dunston Cross Keys: 6.48pm.
  • Knightside Gardens/Woodside Gardens: 6.55pm.
  • Whickham Harry Clasper: 7.04pm.
  • Fellside Road/West Street: 7.24pm.
  • Kingsmeadow Comp School/Market Lane: 7.38pm.
  • Ellison Road-The Crescent: 7.43pm.

You can view the full route of Go North East's Santa bus at: https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/santa-bus-returns.

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