Santa bus is coming to town! (YouTube/BC Transit) Santa bus is coming to town! (YouTube/BC Transit)

BC Transit’s Santa bus is back in Victoria

For the 32nd year commuters can enjoy a Christmas-themed ride

He’s making a list, checking it twice, driving ‘round town and dodging black ice. Yes – for the 32nd year in a row – Santa Bus is coming to town.

On Friday, Dec. 14 BC Transit decorates one of its buses with a bright red nose and antlers, and have a tinsel-tangled interior for passengers to enjoy.

The envoy in charge of the ride? Santa Claus, of course, with a couple elves to help.

The ride will be filled with Christmas music and candy canes for everyone to enjoy.

Santa bus will run through seven routes from 8 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. in the following order:

  • 8:00 a.m., route 21/7 from Douglas to Hillside
  • 8:50 a.m., route 11, from UVic to Tillicum Mall
  • 10:10 a.m., route 31, from Carey and Ravine to Royal Oak Exchange
  • 10:45 a.m., route 6, from Royal Oak Eschange to Douglas and View
  • 12:55 p.m., route 2, from Dallas and Simcoe to Central and St. Patrick
  • 1:50 p.m., route 3, from Royal Jubilee Hospital to Douglas and Beacon
  • 2:40 p.m. from Blanshard Terminus to Tyndall and Grandview

For more information, you can visit bctransit.com

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com


Send a Tweet: @NicoleCrescenzi

Like us on Facebook  

BC TransitChristmas

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIDEO: Langford man battling cancer honored with hot rod, motorcycle procession

Friends and family support Patrick O’Hara on his 73rd birthday

‘Seven baths in two days’: Homeless adjusting to life in hotels

Victoria passes motion to allow camping 24-7 in parks until June 25

Langford Fire calm mother and daughter after being trapped in elevator

Three-year-old girl given stuffed animal to calm nerves

Capital Regional District prepares to reopen regional campgrounds

Camping will look different at Island View, Sooke Potholes, Jordan River sites

Victoria traffic stop yields drugs, case full of weapons

Police seize firearms, swords and flares

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

POLL: Do you agree with the provincial government’s decision to increase the minimum wage?

B.C.’s lowest-paid workers will be getting a few more dollars to try… Continue reading

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

The NHL unveiled a return-to-play plan that would feature 24 teams

As SD84 schools look to reopen, Kyuquot and Zeballos opt out

Schools in Tahsis and Gold River will open on June 1, with 30 per cent students expected to come in

B.C. sees 9 new COVID-19 cases, one death as officials watch for new cases amid Phase Two

Number of confirmed active cases is at 244, with 37 people in hospital

Illicit-drug deaths up in B.C. and remain highest in Canada: chief coroner

More than 4,700 people have died of overdoses since B.C. declared a public health emergency in early 2016

CMHC sees declines in home prices, sales, starts that will linger to end of 2022

CMHC said average housing prices could fall anywhere from nine to 18 per cent in its forecast

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

Most Read