Santa’s sleigh ride around the city streets of Hereford, and in the neighbouring villages, is one of the great Christmas traditions introduced by Hereford Lions Club four decades ago.

Thousands of children come out to see Santa and tell him what presents they would like for Christmas with some children giving him a letter (don’t forget to put your name and address on it to get a reply from Santa!).

Parking in city streets is becoming a major problem so, for safety reasons, in some areas the sleigh will stop at set locations in a street. These are indicated on the route map and families should make their way to the nearest stop point.

The times given are approximate. We suggest you cut out the route map or put it on the calendar when Santa is in your street. Hereford Lions Club's Facebook page will also give details each evening of the areas Santa’s Sleigh is visiting.

Saturday, November 30

From 5pm – Moreton on Lugg (outside village stores), 5.45pm – Marden School, 6.15pm – Sutton St Nicholas School

Sunday, December 1

From 4.30pm – Eastholme (Community Centre), Westholme Rd (by Notice Board), Mulberry Close, Silver Firs, Wheatridge Rd (corner of Green Nash Close), Rowan Tree Close, Waterfield Rd (by bus shelter), Yarlington Mill (junc Coppin Rise), Carwardine Green, Ethelstan Cres (junc Waterfield Rd), Ethelstan Cres (halfway along), Ethelstan Cres (junc Masefield Ave), Charlton Ave, New Kilvert Rd, Woodward Ave, The Oval

Monday, December 2

From 5pm – Holme Lacy, 5.45pm – Fownhope, 6.30pm - Mordiford (at The Moon Inn), 7.00pm – Hampton Bishop (Bunch of Carrots)

Tuesday, December 3

From 5.30pm – Wordsworth Rd, Marlowe Drive, Shakespeare Rd, Cotterell St, Chandos St, Kernal Rd

Wednesday, December 4

From 5.30pm – Clehonger Village Shop, 6.20pm – Madley School, 7.00pm – Kingstone Village Hall, 7.20pm – Coldstone Cross

Thursday, December 5

From 5.30pm – Dinedor Ave and Webtree Ave (sleigh at junction of), Longmeadow (junction of Homestead), Manor Rd, Ridgeway Ave, Aconbury Ave, Mayne Ave, Franks Ave (Community Centre), Woodhouse Way, Hoarwithy Rd, The Pastures, The Shires, The Dales

Friday, December 6

From 5.30pm – Kempton Avenue through to Thirsk Ave, Sandown Drive, Grandstand Rd, Chatsworth Rd, Westfield St, Highmore St, Grandstand Rd (finish at junction of Yazor Rd)

Saturday, December 7

From 4.45pm – Hillary Drive and Bonnington Drive followed by

Burghill; St Marys Park, Redstone, Manorfields, Leasown, Bakers Furlong, Bell Inn at Tillington

Sunday, December 8

From 4.30pm – Goodrich Grove (outside Police Station), Brampton Rd (Brampton Rd Stores), Brampton Rd (junc with Grosmont Grove), Brampton Rd (Premier Stores – junc Killpeck Ave), Treago Grove, Treago Grove (junc with John Tarrant Close), Treago Grove (junc with Vernon Williams and Bert Evans Close), Waterfield Rd (junc Heron Close), Kingfisher Rd

Monday, December 9

From 5.30pm – Belmont Ave (junction of Belmont Ct), Springfield Ave, Hunderton Ave (incl new houses), Charles Witts Ave, Rogers Ave, Wallis Ave, Blackmarston Rd, Merryhill Cres, Haylease Cres, Hunderton Rd, Beattie Ave

Wednesday, December 11

From 5.30pm – Yazor Rd, Ambleside Drive, Windermere Rd, Sherrington Drive, Trinity Rd, Cliveden Grove, Sheridan Rd (junc with Cliveden Grove) Sheridan Rd (junc with Warncombe link), Sheridan Rd (bus stop), Moor Farm Lane

Thursday, December 12

From 5.15pm – Stanberrow Rd (junc Escley Drive), Stanberrow Rd (by school), Marlbrook Rd, Ross Rd flats, Mayberry Ave (post office), Staddlestone, Saxon Gate, Thorsby Drive

Friday, December 13

From 5.15pm – Aylesbrook, Hereford Point, Hugh Thomas Ave, Holmer Manor Close (at the entrance to the close), Glenthorne Rd, Belle Bank Ave, Cleeve Orchard, Wentworth Park (junc with Lytham Drive), Meadow Park, The Furlongs (stopping at the main entrance)

Saturday, December 14

From 4.30pm – Stanbrook Rd (junc with Chichester Close), Oulton Ave (junc with Abingdon Drive), Oulton Ave (junc with Morville Close), Dorchester Way, Grantham Close, Northholme Rd, Broadholme Rd, Wyedean Rise, Tavistock Drive, Sydwall Rd, Whitefriars Rd, Abbotsmead Rd

Sunday, December 15

From 5.00pm – Frome Park, Bartestree, 5.15pm – Burdon Rd, Bartestree, 6.00pm – Crown and Anchor, Lugwardine, 6.30pm – Whittern Way (Perrystone Lane), 6.45pm – Whittern Way (Whitehouse)

Monday, December 16

From 5.15pm – Oak Ave, Laburnam Grove, Hinton Cres, Hinton Ave (junc Hawthorn Grove/Lime Grove), Hinton Ave (junc Birch Grove/Lilac Grove), Putson Ave, St Vincents Close, Goodwin Way, Windsor Rd, Warwick Rd, Hever Rd

Tuesday, December 17

From 5.00pm – College Rd, Queensway, Kingsway, College Green (post office), Lingen Ave, Bulmers Ave, Penn Grove Rd, Moreland Ave, Courtnay Rise

Wednesday, December 18

From 10.30am – High Town Hereford

Thursday, December 19

From 4.45pm – St Guthlac St, Central Ave, Turner St, Green St, Park St, Meadowbank, Chartwell Rd, Blenheim Close, Pilley Road, Church Rd (lower part), Dormington Drive

Friday, December 20

From 4.45pm – Quarry Road - junction of Brockington Drive, junction of Wellington Place (at the crossroads), Gorsty Lane, Rosemary Gardens (junc of Knightswood), Gurney Ave, Queenswood Drive, Nimrod Drive, Old Eign Hill, Harvey Rd, Siddons Rd, Wellington Place

Saturday, December 21

From 5.15pm – Westfaling St, Stephens Close, Coleridge Cres, Langland Drive, Rankin Rd, Moor Park Rd, Ferndale Rd, Hewitt Ave, Huntsman Drive, Cotswold Drive

Sunday, December 22

From 4.15pm – Roman Way (Stretton Sugwas), Married Quarters (community hall),

Credenhill – Waterside, Glebe Close (stopping at entrance to and Cul de Sac), Ecroyd Park, Trenchard Ave (outside Headway), Oak Rd, Elm Rd, Dovecote Lane

Monday, December 23

From 2.00pm – Martha Trust – Old Eign Hill, Martha Trust – Holywell Gutter Lane, St Michael’s Hospice