Coventry Vintage Santa Sleigh to return next month - The Coventry Observer

Coventry Vintage Santa Sleigh to return next month

Coventry Editorial 10th Oct, 2023   0

COVENTRY’S iconic vintage Santa Sleigh will be making its annual fly-in visit just before the most wonderful time of the year, the city’s transport museum has confirmed.

The sleigh will begin flying visitors to Lapland to visit Father Christmas on 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.

Steve Spencer, who is venue manager at the Transport Museum, said: “The Vintage Sleigh Ride is truly a key part of Coventry’s festive fabric and we’re so proud to have it here at the museum.




“We can’t wait to welcome families to this wonderful attraction once again.”


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