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 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. depending on opening hours on a Sunday.

In the run up to Christmas 2019 you can catch Father Christmas and Lions at the following venues

Tuesday 3rd December - Tanworth Lane, Maxstoke Croft, Dunstan Croft, Bearley Croft, Charlescote Croft, Heath Drive...

Thursday 5th 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 6th December - Berry Maud Lane, Crown Works Crescent, Hollywood Works Close, Millisoms Road

Saturday 7th December – Marks & Spencer, Retail Park

Sunday 8th December - Sainsbury’s, Shirley

Monday 9th December - Hazeloak Road, Hurdis Road, Middleton Road, Velsheda Road.

Tuesday 10th December - Navenby Close, Gedney Close, Peartree Crescent, Peartree Grove, Peartree Close, Myton Drive, Hargrave Road, and Mountford Road.

Wednesday 11th December - Stretton Road, Tackley Close, Withybrook Road, Lillington Road, Holllyhurst Grove, Woodloes Road, Wakelin Road, Shotteswell Road.

Thursday 12th December - Anthony Road, Oberon Drive, Catesby Road, Regan Avenue, Shakespeare Drive, Hathaway Road, Woodlands Road, Moorhills Croft, Sidenhill Close, Micklehill Drive.

Friday 13th December - Cranmore Road, Shakespeare Road, Avon Road, Conway Road, Conway Close, Clinton Road, Clinton Grove, Cranmore Boulevard, Northland Road

Saturday 14th December – Tesco’s, Hall Green

Sunday 15th December - Sainsbury’s Maypole

Monday 16th December - Radborne Road, Stockley Crescent, Finmere Way, Ashwell Drive, Rushbury Close, Swinbrook Way, Ufton Close, Ufton Crescent

Tuesday 17th December - Longmore Road, Fieldon Close, Union Road, Coombe Road, Moreton Road, Bramley Croft.

Thursday 19th December - Amington Road, Langcombe Road, Mallaby Close, Binley Close, Dunton Hall Road, Bills Lane, Pathlow Crescent, Firs Drive, Tyberry Close.

Friday 20th December - Tesco’s Monkspath

Friday 20th December - Shirley Park Road, Halifax Road, Danbury Road, Grenville Road, Gilliver Road, Chamberlain Crescent.

Saturday 21st December - Asda, Parkgate

Sunday 22nd December - Asda, Parkgate

Monday 23rd December - Lawnswood Avenue, Eastcote Close, Newnham Rise, Freasley Close, Bidford Close, Headley Rise, Barford Road, Blenheim Road, Wixford Grove.

In the run up to Christmas 2018 Shirley Lions collected the magnificent sum of £8,015 from the sleigh collection and we would like to thank all the residents of Shirley and Solihull Lodge who contributed so generously. Our thanks also go to Renault Shirley, Asda, Sainsburys, Tesco's, SoLO, Shirley Sea Cadets, Shirley Young Leaders in Service, St James PTA, Breast Cancer Haven 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. 

Some pictures from previous sleigh runs are below.

2018 a        Father Christmas with a very happy child         sleigh 2014  

2018   Christmas 2016    Christmas sleigh 1

2019 renault sde