Burghfield Santas

We are a group of local residents that create fun events for the residents of Burghfield and the surrounding area to raise money for local charities.

Click on the images below for more details about our upcoming events.

The Bulging Sack at Burghfield on Ice 2019
The Bulging Sack Xmas 2019
Burghfield Santa Cruise 2019
The Bulging Sack Xmas 22-Dec-2019

It all started with Santa Cruise 14 years ago when a group of mates went out for a few drinks after making and wrapping many presents. We wore our red suits and raised a little money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance .

We did this again and again many times and somewhere along the way we realised that charity fund raising is not just for Christmas but Easter too. The Bunny Hop was born, closely followed by Burghfest which satisfied our need for good music, good company & good local beer.

The next challenge was to return racing to the historical home of the Auclum Hill Climb, so in 2017 we launched the annual Box Kart Bash.

In 2018, we commissioned an exclusive beer, Santa Brews, for Burghfest. This was so popular that we had to sell it at Christmas, so we opened The Bulging Sack, our very own Pop Up Pub.

Last year, we raised a truly astonishing £38,000 for a range of great local causes including, of course, the amazing Thames Valley Air Ambulance .

Thanks for all your support and let’s see if we can beat this figure in 2019.

Event Calendar

Our event calendar is below. Use the subscribe button to keep updated.

The Bulging Sack at Burghfield on Ice
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Bulging Sack – Pop Up Pub
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Burghfield Santa Cruise
Dec 14 all-day

In aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
For details see santacruise.org.uk

The Bulging Sack – Pop Up Pub
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Coming in 2021…

Burghfield Birdman – How far can you fly?

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring a Burghfield Santa’s event is a great way to increase your visibility within the local RG7 community and also supports a very worth-while cause.

Sponsorship opportunities include sponsoring a trophy at BoxKart, displaying  your logo on the Burghfest beer glasses or even Adopting a Santa!

Sponsorship opportunities start at £50.

We are currently looking for sponsorship for:

For more details download our Sponsorship Guide or contact us at admin@burghfieldsantas.org.uk.

A special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors

TK Travel

along with all the other local businesses that support us.

Do Your Bit

Our events would not be possible without the support of  our volunteers.

Volunteers are also provided by Burghfield Santa Affiliates who share the funds that we raise. Thanks to the following organisations that have registered as Affiliates.

Affiliate registration for this year is closed. Please contact us at dyb@burghfieldsantas.org.uk if you would like more information about Affiliate programme with a view to participating next year.

Latest News


With just 3 weeks to go, the Santa's have a few open volunteer positions for Burghfest 2019.

We are still looking for a couple of Marshals and a Wine Bar Steward(ess) on the Friday and there are several Marshal and Bar slots open on the Saturday.

Working at Burghfest is great fun, you get to meet and work with so many wonderful people from the village and know you are doing a good deed raising money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. AND.. you get a covet'd limited edition Burghfest T-Shirt oooooohhhh.

If you can spare 4 hours on Friday 27th or Saturday 28th September please check out the open slots here


* Volunteers for the Bar must be over 18. Volunteers for other slots must be over 14 and accompanied by a responsible adult if under 18.

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