UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 05 December 2016 00:00
Sundays 11 and 18 December Father Christmas and his elves will be arriving at the Oxford Bus Museum by vintage bus.
In Victorian times Santa travelled by a sleigh pulled by reindeer, more recently he’s also well known to have travelled by steam train, but now he’s hopping on-board a vintage Oxford bus from 1953. That was the same year that Nat King Cole recorded the famous Christmas song (often known as "Merry Christmas to You").
Children will be able to visit Santa in his vintage bus grotto from 10:30am until 4pm. There’ll be games and complimentary vintage bus rides available at 12.15pm and 2.45pm. Every child that visits Santa will also receive a small Christmas gift.
Picture is of Santa's 2015 grotto.
For more information about Santa’s vintage bus grotto is available from: www.oxfordbusmuseum.org.uk
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Jonathan Radley – Oxford Bus Museum
07738 766 872.
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Address: Old Station Yard, Main Road, Long Hanborough, Witney OX29 8LA
Our collection includes 35 vintage buses and coaches, dating back to 1913, a collection of 45 vintage bicycles and the Morris Motors Exhibition, which charts the story of this Oxford-based car manufacturer during the life of its founder, William Morris (Lord Nuffield).
The museum is a registered Charity and run entirely by volunteers.
Registered Company Number: 4228899, Registered Charity Number: 1088389, Museum Registration Number: 1667
Tel: 01296 337622
The museum is located at the Rail Station Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire OX29 8LA and contains 35 vintages buses and coaches, the earliest dating from 1913, a collection of Morris cars dating from 1925 to 1977, a horse drawn tram and a collection of 40 mainly nineteenth century bicycles.
The museum is open between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the year, on summer Saturdays and on Bank Holidays and New Year's Day but neither Christmas Day nor Boxing Day. There is a cafe and shop. The museum is run entirely by volunteers.
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