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Santa Boat Trip on the Union Canal

  • Saturday 07 December 11:00 12:00
  • Broxburn & Uphall

Join The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society this Christmas for a very special Santa Boat Trip!

  • Event Info
  • Venue Info
  • FAQ's

Fun and refreshments for everyone and a present from Santa for the children.

Climb aboard our narrowboat Bluebell and join in the fun. Departing from Port Buchan in Broxburn, we’ll cruise along the Union Canal looking for Santa.

If we sing Jingle Bells loudly enough he may spot our boat and come on board to say hello.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet Santa.

Choose from one of 2 dates: Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th December. Four trips each day at: 11am, 12 noon, 1pm or 2pm.

Maximum 12 passengers per trip.

Use the drop down menu on the right to select the date and time of your trip.


Narrowboat "Bluebell"
Port Buchan
EH52 6HN

Are there ID or minimum age requirements for the Santa trips?

All ages are welcome. However all children must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult. We won't need your ID just the tickets printed out for the places you have booked.

Tickets must be purchased for all people who wish to go on the boat, including babies. Whilst a baby may not need a seat on the boat, our licence and insurance restricts us to 12 passengers and a baby would be counted within the 12.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the Santa trips?

There is on street parking beside the canal at Port Buchan (EH52 6HN) . The boat's capacity is 12 and all events are pre-bookable so we don't anticipate large crowds or parking problems.

The canal is close to the main road and bus routes through Broxburn (off West Main Street – the A899). There is no train station in Broxburn.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Phone or text Sue on 0779 557 3927

What's the refund policy?

If we have to cancel (due to, for example, high winds or severe icy conditions, which would make it unsafe to take the boat out), we will refund you.

If you don't turn up for your trip, we are unable to give a refund as costs will have been incurred in connection with your booking.

If you are late for your trip, we may be able to assign you to a later trip if spaces are available. However with only 12 places per trip this is fairly unlikely. We are unable to refund under these circumstances.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the Santa trip?

Yes, please bring a copy of your confirmation email. Please show this to a member of our team when you arrive and you will receive a token which you need to board the boat.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if a member of your party is unable to come, you may bring someone else in their place.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, if a member of your party is unable to come, you may bring someone else in their place.

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