There’s many things that have been cancelled or gone virtual online this Christmas but Henley Lions are delighted to announce that Santa’s Sleigh is not one of them.
He will starting his sleigh ride next Monday (7 December) touring the streets of Henley for the all the children to see again this year. His sleigh will be lit up, he’ll be ringing his bell and festive tunes will be playing so you’ll hear and see him coming.
Mrs Christmas as she is known (Pamela Philips) said, “This has been a year to remember for so many reasons….and they keep on coming. We were unable to plan this year’s Santa Sleigh until we knew the rules following 2 December. We won’t be knocking on people’s doors this year but hopefully Santa will play his Christmas music loud enough to let you know he has arrived. Santa will do his best to wave at as many children, parents, grandparents and anyone else who waves at him.”
Santa will be accompanied by five elves who will have buckets for you to drop your donations into which go to local children’s charities and will have card machines for donations. If you would prefer to donate online you can go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=henleylions/santasleigh The elves will also have a QR code link to this page each evening.
Santa will set off on his sleigh at 6pm each evening. The days and routes are listed below:
MONDAY 7 DECEMBER
Up St Mark’s Road
Over to Gainsborough Estate
Returning along Green Lane
Down St Andrews Road to Reading Road.
TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER
WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER
Up Wilson Avenue
Waterman’s Estate including Noble and Lawson Roads
Back to Reading Road towards Marmion and Park Road areas
Returning along Harpsden Road visiting Boston and Niagara Roads
THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER
To Elizabeth Road area
SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER
To King James Way including Periam, Gravett and Knappe Close
Returning to call on Top part of St Andrews Road
MONDAY 14 DECEMBER
Kings Road onto Mount View,
Crisp Road, to Clements Roads
Back along Luker Avenue
TUESDAY 15 DECEMBER
Hamilton Avenue to Vicarage Road including Singer’s Lane and Damer Gardens
Through to Peppard LaneWeaving through Western Road to Cromwell Road.
Up to Belle Vue,Berkshire and Manor Roads
WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER
Up Greys Road to roundabout including Albert Road, The Close, Greys Hill Church Street.
Up Deanfied Avenue to Ancastle Green
THURSDAY 17 DECEMBER
Town Centre, including Upton Close, Queen Street Friday Street
Up Gravel Hill, Down West Street
Along Kings Road to Bell Street, Down New Street
Please follow Lions website for possible changes as all routes are subject to the weather.