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 2017 Shirley Lions collected the magnificent sum of £6,611 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 Renault Shirley, 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. 

Christmas 2018 Father Christmas and his elves will be touring :-

Monday 3rd December - Lawnswood Avenue, Eastcote Close, Newnham Rise, Freasley Close, Bidford Close, Headley Rise, Barford Road, Blenheim Road, Wixford Grove

Tuesday 4th December - Tanworth Lane, Maxstoke Croft, Dunstan Croft, Bearley Croft, Charlescote Croft, Heath Drive...

Thursday 6th December. - Anthony Road, Oberon Drive, Catesby Road, Regan Avenue, Shakespeare Drive, Hathaway Road, Woodlands Road, Moorhills Croft, Sidenhill Close, Micklehill Drive.

Friday 7th December. - Longmore Road, Fieldon Close, Union Road, Coombe Road, Moreton Road, Bramley Croft.

Saturday 8th December – Tesco’s Hall Green.

Sunday 9thDecember – Sainsbury’s Maypole

Monday 10th December - Stretton Road, Tackley Close, Withybrook Road, Lillington Road, Holllyhurst Grove, Woodloes Road, Wakelin Road, Shotteswell Road.

Tuesday 11th December  - Shirley Park Road, Halifax Road, Danbury Road, Grenville Road, Gilliver Road, Chamberlain Crescent

Wednesday 12th 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

Thursday 13th December - Radborne Road, Stockley Crescent, Finmere Way, Ashwell Drive, Rushbury Close, Swinbrook Way, Ufton Close, Ufton Crescent

Friday 14th December - Berry Maud Lane, Crown Works Crescent, Hollywood Works Close, Millisoms Road

Saturday 15th December – Marks & Spencer, Shirley Retail Park

Sunday 16th December – Sainsbury’s Shirley

Monday 17th December - Hazeloak Road, Hurdis Road, Middleton Road, Velsheda Road.

Tuesday 18th December - Cranmore Road, Shakespeare Road, Avon Road, Conway Road, Conway Close, Clinton Road, Clinton Grove, Cranmore Boulevard, Northland Road

Thursday 20th December - Navenby Close, Gedney Close, Peartree Crescent, Peartree Grove, Peartree Close, Myton Drive, Hargrave Road, and Mountford Road.

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

Saturday 22nd December Asda Parkgate

Sunday 23 December Asda Parkgate

Our local Renault dealership has really done us proud with the vehicle to tow the sleigh. Our thanks go to Renault for such an amazing vehicle.

2018 Renault Kadjar


Some pictures from previous sleigh runs are below.


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


Sleigh on Hazleoak Road PRS for MusicSleigh 2015             


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