Santa’s Magical Sleigh Touring the Town

Santa is bringing joy to the children again this Christmas around Henley.

Organised by Henley Lions, each night Santa on his sleigh sets off on a tour at 6pm and delights the children who see him.

Last night our Editor, Michaela Clarke was one of the elves out accompanying Santa and collecting for the children’s charities the Lions support around Wilson Avenue, Reading Road, Harpsden Road, Park Road, Marmion Road, Niagara Road and Boston Road.  She said, “Santa’s sleigh is one of Henley’s magical traditions which my family grew up with.  I was delighted to help and be part of it.  Thanks to Henley Lions for organising it and in particular, Mrs Christmas herself, Pam Phillips.”

There’s still time to see Santa, listed below are the dates and roads he will be visiting:

Thursday 9 December
Greys Road to The Close, Greys Hill, Deanfield Avenue, Milton Close, Ancastle Green

Sunday 12 December
Blandy and Makins Roads, King James Way and roads off, Top of St Andrews Road to Coldharbour Close

Monday 13 December
Kings Road, York and Clarence Roads, Mount View, Crisp and Clements Roads, Luker Avenue and roads off.

Tuesday 14 December
Peppard Lane to Western Road including Cromwell, Belle Vue, Berkshire and Manor Roads

Wednesday 15 December
Elizabeth and Nicholas Roads, Valley Road and roads off and Deanfield Road

Thursday 16 December
Damer Gardens, Hamilton Avenue, Upton Close. Queen Street, Friday Street, to Town Centre including Gravel Hill, West Street, Northfield End and New Street.

You can give donations in cash into the elves buckets or via the Justgiving page at