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. Whilst the event was cancelled in December 2020 normal service is resumed for December 2021 :-

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

Tuesday 7th December - Berry Maud Lane, Crown Works Crescent, Hollywood Works Close, Millisoms Road, Lawford Grove.

Wednesday 8th 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 9th December - Tanworth Lane, Maxstoke Croft, Dunstan Croft, Bearley Croft, Charlescote Croft, Heath Drive

Friday 10th December - Cranmore Road, Shakespeare Road, Avon Road, Conway Road, Conway Close, Clinton Road, Clinton Grove, Cranmore Boulevard, Northland Road.

Saturday 11th - Tesco’s Monkspath.

Monday 13th December - Shirley Park Road, Halifax Road, Danbury Road, Grenville Road, Gilliver Road, Chamberlain Crescent.

Tuesday 14th December - Longmore Road, Fieldon Close, Union Road, Coombe Road, Moreton Road, Bramley Croft.

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

Friday 17th December - Navenby Close, Gedney Close, Peartree Crescent, Peartree Grove, Peartree Close, Myton Drive, Hargrave Road, and Mountford Road.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th - ASDA, Parkgate

Monday 20th December - Lawnswood Avenue, Eastcote Close, Newnham Rise, Freasley Close, Bidford Close, Headley Rise, Barford Road, Blenheim Road, Wixford Grove

Tuesday 21st December - Amington Road, Langcombe Road, Mallaby Close, Binley Close, Dunton Hall Road, part Bills Lane, Pathlow Crescent, Tyberry Close.

Wednesday 22nd December - Stretton Road, Tackley Close, Withybrook Road, Lillington Road, Holllyhurst Grove, Woodloes Road, Wakelin Road, Shotteswell Road.

Thursday 23rd December - Hazeloak Road, Hurdis Road, Middleton Road, Velsheda Road.


In the run up to Christmas 2019 Shirley Lions collected the magnificent sum of £8,354 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, Mark & Spencer, SoLO, Shirley Sea Cadets, Shirley Young Leaders in Service, St James School PTA, Hazeloak School PTA, Breast Cancer Haven, Marie Curie 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 provided a licence for the event music. 

Some pictures from previous sleigh runs are below.

Father Christmas with a very happy child 2018 a sleigh 2014

2018 Christmas sleigh 1 Christmas 2016

2019 renault sde


Shirley 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