Plenty of magical Christmas spirit when popular Vintage Sleigh returns to Coventry Transport Museum - The Coventry Observer

10th Aug, 2022

Plenty of magical Christmas spirit when popular Vintage Sleigh returns to Coventry Transport Museum

TAKE A trip back to Christmases gone by when the highly popular vintage sleigh returns to Coventry Transport Museum from December 4.

The ride – previously based at the Co-Op on Corporation Street – has been bringing festive cheer to children in the city since 1956 and there have been thousands of magical individual journeys on the sleigh.

Jane Murphy, from the transport museum, said there had already been plenty of interest with people repeatedly asking if it was coming back this Christmas.

She urged people who wanted to ride it to book early.

“Traditions evolve and change over time but this is one festive staple that the people of Coventry absolutely love and, after missing out last year, there’s even greater anticipation in 2021 – Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.”

Visitors will get to wander through a magical winter wonderland of festive activities and snowy scenes before taking their seats on the Vintage Sleigh ride where two trusty reindeer will pull them through a wintry, city scene.

On arrival at Lapland, they will meet Santa where they can tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a special gift.

Jane added: “As well as meeting Santa, our visitors will be entertained by his elves and see the special pink Barbie car from our museum collection.

“It promises to be an experience to remember.”

The whole experience is £10 per child (including a gift and two adults). Each visitor also gets admission to the Coventry

Transport Museum for the day of their visit. Go to for more information and to book tickets.

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