Christmas Events


Let’s put some love into Cranleigh this Christmas

We need your help this Christmas to provide essentials and a few festive extras for those local families that can’t afford a Merry Christmas.

Thanks to your generous donations, last year we provided over 200 Christmas food vouchers to local families, almost double on the year before. This year we know even more families need help.

Please donate as generously as you can – you can bring some love to another family this Christmas.

You can donate by:

We hope you will be able to support us with our Christmas events:

  • Collections outside Sainsbury’s and Co-op on Saturday 2nd and 9th December 2023, from 10am to 4pm – come and see us and buy a Christmas Heart for your tree or just make a donation
  • We will also be selling our Christmas Hearts in some local shops (see below) for you to take home to remind you that you brought some love to another family this Christmas
  • Santa will be visiting many estates in Cranleigh, you can see the schedule below
  • And you can also find us at our Thursday market stall from 9th November to the 14th December, Village Way Car Park, Cranleigh
Cranleigh Lions Christmas Heart

Buy one of our Christmas Hearts for £5

You will be helping us to provide essentials and a few festive extras for those local families that can’t afford a Merry Christmas

A BIG thank you to the shops and businesses in Cranleigh that are selling our Christmas hearts this year. Proceeds from this will help supply over 200 food vouchers to individuals and families in Cranleigh that would otherwise be not have the food most of us take for granted.

  • Boots
  • Celebration Cakes
  • Cook
  • Cranfold Physical Therapy Centre
  • Handyman Shop
  • Jewson
  • Lee Taman
  • Little Manor Garage
  • M&S
  • One Forty Café
  • The Hair Boutique
  • The Post Office
  • Specsavers
  • SSG Garage
  • The Richard Onslow
  • The Three Horseshoes


Santa Sleigh Schedule for Christmas 2023

Santa visits Cranleigh

On each outing, Santa will park the sleigh for a few minutes at the start for those who wish to catch him at a fixed location and time. On some estates he will stop at one fixed point only, by a children’s playground where possible. These are marked ** below.

If the weather is very wet, please do check this page or our Facebook page for updates.

Hitherwood – Sunday 3rd December 2023

Starting at 5pm at the entrance to Little Manor Gardens

Charts Close, Overford Close, Overford Drive, Hitherwood, Wellwynds Road, Heron Shaw, Aven Close, Northdowns, Waverleigh Road, Brookside, Northdowns, Cameron Close, Nightingales, Fortune Drive, Nightingales, Thurlow Walk, Nightingales, Napper  Place, Nightingales, Ellery Close, Nightingales, Trelawne Drive, Hitherwood.

Summerlands – Wednesday 6th December 2023

Starting at 6pm just before the junction of Sherrydon and Killicks

Sherrydon, Acorn Terrace, Acres Platt, Strudwicks Field, Rydelands, Slip of Wood, Summerlands, Mower Place, Waldy Rise, Barber Drive, Butt Close, Harrowdene, Peregrine Close, Harrier Close, Kiln Copse, Barnfield, Summerlands.

Elmbridge Road & Alfold Road – Sunday 10th December 2023

Starting at 5pm at the junction of Hewitts Road/Newbridge Road**

Lashmere, Vine Cottages, Alfold Road, Leighwood Fields Estate** (Playground in Harpers Drive), Marjoram Avenue** (at Playground only), Amber Parkside** (at Playground in Key Drive only) Elmbridge Road, Elm Park, Willowbrook** (at junction of Rowan Grove /Sycamore Road.)

Park Mead – Tuesday 12th December 2023

Starting at 6pm Park Mead, Hailey Place

Taylor’s Crescent, Littlewood, Taylor’s Crescent, Cranbrook Terrace, Fettes Road, Loretto Close, Bloxham Road, Sylvaways Close, Sapte Close, Park Drive, Beaumont Square.

Cranleigh Mead – Thursday 14th December 2023

Starting at 6pm Seltops Close

Gingers Close, Cranleigh Mead, Dukes Close, Cranleigh Mead, Fawley Close, Avenue Road, Longpoles, Avenue Road, Dursford Way, Avenue Road, Orchard Gardens

Wyphurst – Sunday 17th December 2023

Starting at 5pm Rowland Road, outside Rowley’s

Sarus Place, Parsonage Road, Glebe Road, Wyphurst Road, Roberts Way, Hilliards View, Wyphurst Road, The Riding, Thistley Lane, Glebe Road, Parsonage Road, St Nicholas Close, St Nicholas Avenue.

New Estates – Central and West Cranleigh – Tuesday 19th December 2023

Starting at 6pm Longhurst Avenue – Children’s Playground,**

Arriving 6.20pm approximately at Newlands, junction with Leith Way**

Arriving 6.40pm approximately at Parklands Drive**

Starting 7.10pm approximately at Amletts Place: – Children’s Playground off Worcester Drive**


These timings are approximate and are dependent upon traffic conditions. Santa will do his best to keep to this schedule.