With Christmas just around the corner, an Asda store in Cornwall has made sure that one important customer has no problem finding a parking spot.
As one of the supermarket’s most southerly stores, Asda Falmouth has reserved a special parking space for Santa Claus, in case he decides to pop in for some last minute shopping whilst on his travels.
Store colleagues wanted to make sure that the man in question had a special space for his sleigh and reindeer, should he wish to make a quick pit-stop on his journey.
Yesterday, Asda’s Christmas helpers were on standby and eagerly anticipating the arrival of Father Christmas.
Steve Lehan, store manager at Asda Falmouth, said: “Christmas Eve is obviously the busiest time of year for Santa, so we thought we would save him precious time by creating his very own ‘sleigh-parking’ space.”
The space is painted with the words “Reserved for Santa” and the ordinary customer parking space near the front of the store has been revamped, complete with sleigh and reindeer.
It also comes with ’Santa’s little helpers’ so that the ‘man in red’ can spot the space immediately on arrival at the store.
“The parking space is at the front of the store for his convenience and even has festive helpers to keep an eye on it to make sure that no-one else parks there,” added Steve.
“It’s created a lot of excitement amongst our younger customers who, like the rest of us, are looking forward to Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve.”