FATHER Christmas has swapped his reindeer and sleigh for a Stagecoach bus to spread festive joy across town.


Bus driver Martin Exley has been out and about across Barnsley on his new Christmas-themed bus, handing out sweets to children who get on board.

To fully embrace the festivities, Stagecoach Yorkshire drivers will also be taking part in a Christmas jumper month, showcasing their finest knitwear as well as raising money for local charities.

The bus will feature on a variety of routes across the town until Christmas Eve.

Managing director Matt Kitchin said: “We hope that the bus brings a little extra festive magic to our passengers while they are travelling with us this season.

“It’s fantastic to see drivers getting in the spirit and going to extra mile to spread some Christmas cheer to our passengers.”