Christmas Sleigh

Every year we walk the streets of Fareham and Portchester during December escorting Father Christmas around to put a smile on the children’s faces.

Sleigh in Portchester Shopping Centre

At the same time we raise money in our collection boxes for local people and organisations. We also raise for major projects and disasters, both national and international.

We spend Tuesday to Saturday evenings around the communities, based in Portchester shopping centre on a Saturday morning and will be outside The Highlands Hub on one day after school.

It takes a lot of hard work to organise the collections and it requires a lot of people to make it happen. If you have some time and would like to volunteer to help then please contact us here.

Timetable for 2019

Every year we do a house to house collection between 1st December and 23rd December on and various static displays around Fareham, Portchester and Gosport.

We collect from house to house between 6:30pm and 8pm during the week and from 4:30pm to 7:30pm on Saturdays. We do not collect on Sundays.

We have authority from Fareham Borough Council to collect. If you are unsure that the people are genuine please ask to see our authority certificate which is held with Santa.

If, like most of us, you do not have coins or notes to donate then you can always donate using your debit card by visiting Santa who may have the card machine. Or you can donate by making a donation through your banking app to:

Fareham Lions Club

Account number: 10769177

Sort code: 20-79-31

Ref: Santa Sleigh  


Below are the dates when we are authorised to collect at specific places:

  • Portchester Shopping Centre, West Street on Saturday ### December 2019 from 9am to 1pm
  • Fareham
  • Gosport
  • Highlands Road Shopping Centre, Friday 20 December 2019 when schools close

We are told, Santa is particularly keen in seeing all the children this year, so please look out for Santa on his sleigh. 

Santa endeavours to get around to as many streets as possible during this busy period, but unfortunately sometimes the weather prevents us from getting out and about.

To find out where Santa will be visiting each evening and which street he is in, follow us on our Facebook page

How much we have collected: