City author brings early Christmas gift to Coventry's vintage Santa Sleigh - The Coventry Observer

City author brings early Christmas gift to Coventry's vintage Santa Sleigh

Coventry Editorial 18th Nov, 2023   0

CITY author Aaron Ashmore is looking to spread some Christmas cheer by teaming up with Coventry’s vintage sleigh ride to bring a special gift to children this festive season.

The story unfolds on Christmas Eve where disaster strikes as Santa’s sleigh breaks down while flying over Coventry, forcing two helpful elves to help save the festive season.

The sleigh will begin flying visitors to Lapland to visit Father Christmas next Saturday, November 25.

Once inside Santa’s Grotto, each child will receive a specially made gift from St Nicholas himself.

The ride was a fixture at the Heart of England Co-Op on Corporation Street since 1956 and was saved through a public campaign when the store closed.

It found a new ho, ho, home at Coventry Transport Museum and is thought to be the last of its kind still in use.




Aaron said: “I can vividly remember the Coventry Sleigh Ride from when I was younger, and the magic still remains to this day.

“Teaming up with the Transport Museum for this new book has been an


honour, and I’m looking forward to the young people of the city finding out about the secret behind the Coventry Sleigh Ride.”

Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/visit-santa-vintage-sleigh-ride-and-winter-wonderland-tickets-694748771277?aff=oddtdtcreator to book tickets.

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