Christmas Collection December 2020

Routes and arrangements for this years event

Father Christmas and some of his helpers

Father Christmas will be touring the streets of Ely once again this year but, due to current restrictions, he will not be able to stop or give out sweets, but at least you will be able to see him and give a wave.

His sleigh will also be appearing on the Market Place (Thursdays 3rd and 17th December), the High St (Saturdays 12th and 19th December) and outside Tesco on Saturday 5th and Friday 18th December.

On all occassions donations by contactless card will be available, there will be a QR code for donations by phone (as shown on a separate panel on this website) or you can  donate by going to  and searching for The Rotary Club of Ely benevolent fund,  and of course you can still pop some spare cash into a bucket.

You will be able to see exactly where Santa is on any given evening between 5:30pm and 8:00pm  by looking at

If you prefer you can also see us  on Facebook at  



Monday 7 December

West Fen Rd: St Catherine's: Cromwell Road; Chief Street; West End ; Little Lane; Hills Lane; Fieldside;  St Ethelwold’s Close;  Beald Way; Walsingham Way; St Ovin’s Green;  Goldsmith Court;  Dunstan Street;  Kent Close;  Benedict Street; Priors Court;  St Andrews Way; Downham Road (part); Merlin Drive; Falcon Mews;  Herons Close; Wren Close;  Upherds Lane;  Downham Road (part);  Northwold;   Elmfield;  Arundel; Fleetwood;   Egremont Street


Tuesday 8 December

New Barns Road (from Beech Lane junction); New Barns Avenue; High Barns; Larkfield Road; Clayway; Ramsey Road; Deacons Lane; Lynn Road (to Cam Drive); Lynton Close; Lynton Drive; Buckingham Drive; St Audreys Way; John Amner Close; Meldon Place; Dalton Way;               Appleby Park; The Paddock


Thursday 10 December

Cambridge Road;  Houghton Gardens ; Tower Road; The Turnpike; Witchford Road: Gateway Gardens; The Chase; Mawson Close; Yorke Way; Canter Avenue; Longfields;  St Johns Rd; Norfolk Road; Hertford Close;  Northampton Close;  Suffolk Close; Grace Gdns;  Pilgrims Way:Bedford Close; Warwick Drive ; Leicester Close; Morley Drive;   Murfitt Close;Hollendale Walk; Meadow Way; Pasture Grove; Briar Grove;  Hereward St;  Debden Green; Hamilton Road: Lansdown Close: St Johns;  West End


Friday 11 December

Beresford Road;  Kingsley Walk; Alexander Chase; Darwin Close; Collier Close; Brooke Grove; Tennyson Place; Columbine Road; Teasel Drive; Mallow Close; Cam Drive; Stour Green; Wensum Way; Chelmer Way; The Medway; Welland Place; Nene Road; Wissey Way


Monday 14 December

The Gallery; Silver Street; Parade Lane; Barton Road; Barton Square: 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. Market Place; Brays Lane;New Barns Road (part); Bohemond St: Crauden Gardens: Beech Lane; Prickwillow Road; Mulberry Way; Birch Close: Aspen Close; Buckthorn; Sycamore Lane; Holly Walk; Juniper Drive; Ash Grove; Henley Way; Summer Hayes; Douglas Court; St Martin’s Walk; Newnham Street; Nutholt Lane.


Tuesday 15 December

Lynn Road (from Cam Drive junction); Kings Avenue; Canute Crescent; Bishop Laney Drive; Langham Way; Thirlby Gardens; Goodwin Grove; Longchamp Drive; Turner Drive;                      Allen Road; Merivale Way; Carey Close; Wilford Drive; Felton Way; Compton Fields;             Bentham Way; Philippa Close; Philippa Close; King Edgar Close; Williams Close; Lumley Close; Fitzgerald Close; Morton Close



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