Santa and his Sleigh, our popular Christmas float touring the streets of Pinner.

It’s that time of year again and Pinner Rotary are looking forward to bringing the magic of Santa and his Sleigh to a street near you.

This year we are collecting for ORCHYD, a local Chidren’s charity supporting severely disabled children, and other Rotary supported charities.

Dates and Routes are listed below, starting each evening at 6:00pm and ending at around 8:00pm, except for the first route on Wednesday 11th December, see below. 

Wednesday 11th December      map
6pm – 6:30pm: the Sleigh will be parked on Crossway near the junction with Pinner Hill Road, please come and visit us!
6:30pm – approx 8:15pm: Albury Drive – Blythwood Road  – Murray Crescent – Marsworth Avenue – Woodhall Gate – Evelyn Drive

Thursday 12th December     map
Love Lane – Avenue Road – Barrowpoint Avenue – Barrow Point Lane – Moss Lane – Grange Gardens

Friday 13th December     map
Church Avenue – Downs Avenue – West Avenue – Central Avenue – The Avenue

Monday 16th December     map
West Towers – East Towers – Cannonbury Avenue – Hill Road – Glover Road – Lawrence Road – Rosecroft Walk – St Ursula Grove – Hill Road

Wednesday 18th December    map
Grove Road – Northumberland Road – Lincoln Road – Mount Drive – The Ridgeway – Lincoln Road – Lankers Drive

Thursday 19th December     map
West Way – West End Lane – High View – Cuckoo Hill Drive – North Way – Northfield Avenue – Hillcrest Avenue – West End Lane – West End Avenue

Why doesn’t Santa’s Sleigh visit our road?

2014 was the first year that the Rotary Club of Pinner started touring the streets with Santa’s Sleigh. Although many residents remember a sleigh in their street years ago, that was probably either the Lions or Round Table. It’s a large undertaking for our Rotary club, from designing and building the sleigh and planning the routes, through finding enough volunteers each year to deliver flyers and take the sleigh around the streets. We would always welcome volunteers to help us each year.

Our Sleigh routes are very carefully selected and are reviewed each year. Our overriding concern is to ensure the sleigh can travel safely. So, we consider a number of issues such as the width of streets and the number of parked cars – so we can manoeuvre the sleigh – and wherever possible we avoid bus routes or main roads. It’s also important to limit how far Santa’s helpers have to walk during the evening’s trip.

Each year since we started Santa’s Sleigh, residents have contacted us asking if Santa can visit their road or can we offer sleigh rides, or can they book Santa’s Sleigh for private events or can we take our sleigh to other towns! Sadly, we can’t consider most of these requests. We just try to visit as many streets as we can in the weeks leading up to Christmas as we know it brings a lot of happiness to the children of Pinner.