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. All weekday evenings commence at 6.30 p.m. except Fridays which start at 6.15 p.m. and finish around 8.30 p.m. Saturdays are from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and Sundays 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. at local supermarkets.

In the run up to Christmas 2023 Shirley Lions collected the magnificent sum of £6,884 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, Tesco's, SoLO, Shirley Sea Cadets, Age UK Solihull, Hazeloak School PTA, 219th Scouts, Explorer Scouts and St James School PTA 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 provided a licence for the event music. 

Some pictures from previous sleigh runs are below.

2023 c  2023d 2023 a

Father Christmas with a very happy child  2018 a  2023 b

 Christmas sleigh 1 2021 sleigh c  Christmas 2016

Christmas Lights

Every Year Shirley Lions assist the Friends of Shirley Park with the official switch on of the Shirley Christmas Lights. The Christmas Lights adorn the Stratford Road through the shopping area of Shirley during the month of December and brighten up the dark December afternoons and evenings. Our part of the event is to provide Father Christmas on his sleigh who travels through the Parkgate Shopping Centre and down to the Stratford Road where Father Christmas hands out sweets to the local children.

2019 Lights Switch On f  2019 Lights Switch On c 2019 Lights Switch On d