Father Christmas Sleigh

Every evening during the run-up to Christmas we tour the streets of Shirley raising funds for worthwhile local causes as well as giving local children an early opportunity to see Santa. In addition at the weekends Father Christmas and his sleigh are present at the local retail outlets. All weekday evenings commence at 6.30 p.m. and finish around 8.30 p.m. Weekend hours are 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on a Saturday and 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. or 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. depending on opening hours on a Sunday.

In the run up to Christmas 2016 Shirley Lions collected the magnificent sum of £8,060 from the sleigh collection and would like to thank all the residents of Shirley and Solihull Lodge who contributed so generously. Our thanks also go to Listers Honda, Asda, Sainsburys, Tesco's, SoLO, Shirley Sea Cadets, Shirley Young Leaders in Service, St James PTA and Knowle & Dorridge Lions Club without whose support we would not have been able to raise this magnificent sum. 

All the music on the sleigh is supported by PRS for music who provide a licence for the event music. For the lead up to Christmas 2017 this is where Father Christmas can be found :-

Saturday 2rd December – Marks & Spencer, Shirley Retail Park

Sunday 3rd December – Sainsbury’s Shirley –

Monday 4th December - Radborne Road, Stockley Crescent, Finmere Way, Ashwell Drive, Rushbury Close, Swinbrook Way, Ufton Close, Ufton Crescent

Tuesday 5th December - Tanworth Lane, Maxstoke Croft, Dunstan Croft, Bearley Croft, Charlescote Croft, Heath Drive...

Thursday 7th December - Stratford Road, Madams Hill Road, Brownley Road, Harnall Close, Monkspath Close, Meadow Close, part Cranmore Boulevard, Arbury Hall Road, Swallows Meadow, St George’s Road

Friday 8th December - St James Place, Shirley Park Road, Halifax Road, Grenville Road, Danbury Road, Gilliver Road, Chamberlain Crescent

Saturday 9th December – Tesco’s Hall Green

Sunday 10thDecember – Sainsbury’s Maypole

Monday 11th December - Anthony Road, Oberon Drive, Catesby Road, Regan Avenue, Shakespeare Drive, Hathaway Road, Woodlands Road, Moorhills Croft, Sidenhill Close, Micklehill Drive

Tuesday 12th December - Stretton Road, Tackley Close, Withybrook Road, Lillington Road, Holllyhurst Grove, Woodloes Road, Wakelin Road, Shotteswell Road.

Wednesday 13th December - Hazeloak Road, Hurdis Road, Middleton Road, Velsheda Road.

Thursday 14th December - Cranmore Road, Shakespeare Road, Avon Road, Conway Road, Conway Close, Clinton Road, Clinton Grove, Cranmore Boulevard

Friday 15th December- Tesco’s Monkspath

Friday 15th December.- Navenby Close, Gedney Close, Peartree Crescent, Peartree Grove, Peartree Close, Myton Drive, Hargrave Road, and Mountford Road.

Saturday 16th December -

Asda Parkgate

Sunday 17th December  -Asda Parkgate

Monday 18th December - Longmore Road, Fieldon Close, Union Road, Coombe Road, Moreton Road, Bramley Croft.

Tuesday 19th December - Berry Maud Lane, Crown Works Crescent, Hollywood Works Close, Millisoms Road

Thursday 21st December - Amington Road, Langcombe Road, Mallaby Close, Binley Close, Dunton Hall Road, Bills Lane, Pathlow Crescent, Firs Drive, Tyberry Close.

Friday 22nd December - Lawnswood Avenue, Eastcote Close, Newnham Rise, Freasley Close, Bidford Close, Headley Rise, Barford Road, Blenheim Road, Wixford Grove

  Rudolph and Sleigh        Father Christmas with a very happy child sleigh 2014  

Sleigh on Hazleoak Road PRS for MusicSleigh 2015