Sitting comfortably - Young Zebediah Lock tries out Santa’s chair with Joanne Bateman from Quayside Emporium

All aboard as Santa sails into Poole

With only two sleeps to go until Santa arrives on Poole Quay, eight-month-old Zebediah Lock has had a sneaky peek inside his grotto.

Sitting comfortably - Young Zebediah Lock tries out Santa’s chair with Joanne Bateman from Quayside Emporium

Sitting comfortably – Young Zebediah Lock tries out Santa’s chair with Joanne Bateman from Quayside Emporium

Santa is sailing into Poole and landing at the Quay at 11am on Saturday, 26 November where he will be greeted by excited children who are counting the days down to Christmas.

He will not be sailing in alone as children from Poole Old Town Infant School and Nursery have been invited to join him. Elves and other friends from SBLAS performing arts school will also be on board the City Cruises Poole boat. The RNLI will also be part of a festive flotilla to help guide him in.

Santa’s arrival is part of Poole BID’s extravaganza celebrating Christmas. A festive market will open at 10am and entertainment including carol singing, music, stilt walking and magic will provide plenty for everyone to enjoy.

After visiting the market along the Quay, Santa will arrive at his grotto in the Quayside Emporium where he will be meeting children and listening to their Christmas requests.

The fun on the Quay carries on until 4pm.