Smiley Sam and the Sleigh

Event details

29 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
Event type:
Family events
13:25 - 00:00
Bedford, Luton & South Bedfordshire

Luton's Smiley Sam and Bedford's Sleigh have been visiting a street near you for many years so children and adults alike can see him and meet his special guest, Santa, before he starts his round-the-world run. Don't miss out!

Follow Santa wherever he goesSmiley Sam tracker map

This year, we’re sending Smiley Sam out with a super street-smart tracker. So you can follow him wherever he goes. To make sure your little ones don’t miss Santa’s special visit, see what dates he is visiting your street and follow our instructions:

Smiley Sam dates and places 2018


  1. Make sure you have Google Maps installed on your iPhone, Android or tablet.
  2. Click on the big button below or follow this link:
  3. Watch Smiley Sam’s location live as he makes his way around your neighbourhood.

Smiley Sam tracker button

Smiley Sam, the Sleigh and Santa take to the roads around Bedford, Luton and surrounding areas from 29 November to Christmas.

Can you volunteer?

Smiley Sam and the Sleigh are powered by volunteers and the more people who help them, the more children they can visit. If you or anyone you know could help us collect this Christmas, please contact or call 01582 707940.  

Help us raise vital funds so we can continue caring for adults and children living with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. We only receive 30% statutory funding, so there has never been a time when your support is needed more. If not now, then when?

Merry Christmas one and all!