SANTA will begin a tour of Astley this evening, Monday.

He will be riding on his sleigh at 6pm, as he starts opposite the Cart and Horses pub on Manchester Road before finishing on Rufford Place.

The man in the big red suit will be making an appearance on the Rotary Club of Astley-organised street tour and static collections until Monday, December 23.

Here are the routes for the tour:

Monday December 2, 6pm - opposite Cart and Horses pub, Lark Hill, Larkmead, Larkfield Cl, Astley Brook Close, Caldwell Ave, Manchester Road (near St Mary's Catholic High School, Green Avenue, Windmill Lane, Debdale Lane, Rufford Place.

Wednesday, December 4, 6pm - opposite the old Astley Labour Club Crossgill, Hawkworth, Holbeck, Manchester Road, Coldalhurst Lane, Penketh Avenue.

Thursday, December 5, 6pm - Bulls Head car park, Duke Street, Brook Drive, Manor Road, Merton Grove, Dunmail Avenue, Buckley Grove, Higher Green Lane, Manchester Road.

Monday, December 9, 6pm - car park Coach Road/Church Road Avondale Drive, Westgate Drive, Oakdale Drive, Chelford Drive, Church Road, Henfold Road, Withington Drive, Ellenor Drive, Tanhouse Avenue, Brindlehurst Drive.

Tuesday, December 10, 6pm - Stour Road/Henfold Road, Stour Road, Dee Road, Avon Road, Humber Road, Whimbrel Road, Tintern Avenue, Abbey Road, Ely Drive, Winchester Avenue, Lichfield Avenue, Salisbury Way, Glastonbury Cllose, Wainscot Close.

Wednesday, December 11, 6pm - North Lane near Costcutter North Lane, Willow, Newlands, Sherwood Avenue, Cranworth Avenue, Beechwood Crescent, Windsor Avenue, Newlands Avenue, Sherwood Avenue.

Tuesday, December 17, 6pm - Parkfield Avenue, Parkfield Avenue, Norwood Avenue, Ley Crescent, Sunnybank Drive, Greenfield Road, Woodlands Road, Ullswater Road.

Wednesday, December 18, 6pm - Ennerdale Road/Astley Street, Ennerdale Road, Derwent Street, Esthwaite Drive, Rydal Close, Wycombe Drive.

Thursday, December 19, 6pm - Thornycroft Avenue, Gin Pit:

1. Thornycroft Avenue, Birchwood Close, Cedarwood Close, Gin Pit.

2.Thirlmere Avenue, Troutbeck Drive, Loweswater Avenue, Seathwaite Close, Chalfont Drive, Hollins Close, Berryfold Way, Ennerdale Road (finishing at the junction with Wycombe Drive).

Static collections

Thursday, December 12, 10:30am-3.30pm - Tesco Extra, The Loom, Leigh.

Friday, December 13, 10:30am-3.30pm - Sainsbury's Superstore, Parsonage Retail Park, Leigh.

Saturday, December 14,10:30am-3.30pm - Tesco Extra, The Loom, Leigh.

Sunday, December 15, 1.30pm-5.30pm - Co-op store, Stour Road, Astley.

Friday, December 20, 10:30am-3.30pm - CostCutter, Blackmoor, Astley

Saturday, December 21, 10:30am-3.30pm - Sainsbury's Superstore - Parsonage Retail Park, Leigh.

Sunday, December 22, 1.30pm-5.30pm - Co-op store, Stour Road, Astley.

Monday, December 23, 10.30am-3.30pm - Sainsbury's Superstore, Parsonage Retail Park, Leigh.

Monday, December 23. 7.30pm - Astley Village Green (Astley Pit) carol service.

To follow Santa's location during the tour visit Https://

Details are also on the Rotary Club of Astley’s Facebook page and website.