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

Saturday 7th December at Marks & Spencer, Shirley Retail Park

Sunday 8th December at Sainsbury's, Shirley

Saturday 14th December at Tesco's, Hall Green

Sunday 15th December at Sainsbury's, Maypole

Friday 20th December at Tesco's, Monkspath

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd December at Asda, Parkgate

The evening routes will appear here shortly.

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

2018 Renault Kadjar