In the run up to Christmas, The Rotary Club of Ely’s Father Christmas and sleigh will be touring the streets of Ely again.  

A door-to-door collection will be taken to provide funds for charities, good causes and national and international disasters and projects.   

The sleigh journey will be along the following routes from approximately 6pm to 8 pm:   

  • Monday, December 4: Cromwell Road; Chief Street; West End (part); Little Lane; Hills Lane; Fieldside; St Ethelwold’s Close; Beald Way; Walsingham Way; St Ovin’s Green; West Fen Road (part); Downham Road (part); Egremont Street.   
  • Tuesday, December 5: Downham Road (part); Upherds Lane; West Fen Road (part); Dunstan Street; Althorpe Court; Priors Court; Kent Close; Benedict Street; St Andrews Way; Merlin Drive; Herons Close; Wren Close; Falcon Mews; Northwold; Elmfield; Arundel; Fleetwood.   
  • Wednesday, December 6: Lynn Road (part); John Amner Close; Meldon Place; Dalton Way; St Audreys Way; Buckingham Drive; Lynton Drive; Lynton Close; Bentham Way; Abbott Thurston Avenue; Philippa Close; King Edgar Close;    
  • Thursday, December 7: The Chase; Mawson Close; Yorke Way; Canterbury Avenue; Longfields; St Johns Road; Morley Drive; Murfitt Close; Hollendale Way; Meadow Way; Briars Grove; Pasture Grove; Hereward Street; Debden Green; Hamilton Road; Landsdown Close; West End (part).   
  • Friday, December 8: The Gallery; Silver Street; Parade Lane; Barton Road; Barton Square; Barton Mews; Back Hill; Dovehouse Close; Potters Lane; Station Road; Castlehythe; Annesdale; Victoria Street; Broad Street; Jubilee Terrace; Ship Lane; Cardinals Way; Lisle Lane (part); Brewery Close; Willow Walk; Willow Grove; Waterside; Osier Close; Fore Hill.   
  • Monday, December 11: New Barns Road (part); New Barns Avenue; High Barns, Larkfield Road; Clayway; Ramsey Road; Deacons Lane; Lynn Road (part); The Paddock; Appleby Park.   
  • Tuesday, December 12: New Barns Road (part); Bohemond Street; Crauden Gardens; Beech Lane; Prickwillow Road; Mulberry Way; Birch Close; Aspen Close; Buckthorn; Sycamore Lane; Ash Grove; Henley Way; Summer Hayes; Juniper Drive; Guelder Rose; Holly Walk; Douglas Court; St Martin’s Walk; Newnham Street; Nutholt Lane.    
  • Wednesday, December 13: Kings Avenue (part); Canute Crescent; Bishop Laney Drive; Langham Way; Thirlby Gardens; Goodwin Grove; Longchamp Drive; Allen Road; Turner Drive; Merivale Way; Carey Close; Wilford Drive; Felton Way; Compton Fields;   
  • Thursday, December 14: Cambridge Road; The Turnpike; Gateway Gardens; Witchford Road; Pilgrims Way; Norfolk Road; Bedford Close; Suffolk Close; Warwick Drive; Northampton Close; Leicester Close; Hertford Close; Tower Road; Elysian Close; Houghton Gardens; Marriott Drive.   
  • Friday, December 15: Columbine Road; Teasel Drive; Mallow Close; Cam Drive; Stour Green; Wensum Way; Chelmer Way; The Medway; Welland Place; Nene Road; Wissey Way.   
  • Monday, December 18: Beresford Road starting at St Johns Road end, Kingsley Walk, Alexander Chase, Darwin Close, Collier Close, Brooke Grove, Tennyson Place.   
  • Tuesday, December 19: Monarch Way; Brimstone Drive; Cleopatra Close; Skipper Walk; Emperor Green; Red Admiral Street; Apollo Chase; Williams Close; Lumley Close; Fitzgerald Close; Morton Close.    

On your evening you can follow their progress on

If you are going to be out when they are due to visit, you can donate online at – searching for Donations to Charity, and Rotary Club of Ely, or visit the Rotary Club of Ely’s collection points on Ely High Street on Saturday December 9 and 16 or at Tesco’s in Ely on Wednesday, December 20.