Santa has changed his departure times to 2:30 PM on Saturday, and 4:30 PM on Sunday. The route remains the same:
On Saturday afternoon, December 18th, Santa will be leaving the firehouse at 2:30 and visiting the Avalon Somerset neighborhood. From Avalon, Santa will proceed to Wexford Way off of Cedar Grove Lane. From there he visits Stone Leigh Way, Dartmoor Drive, Brenner Road, Rue Cezzane, Rue Matisse, Monet Court, and Renoir Way. Santa then heads down Treptow Road and Martino Drive to visit Eton Way, Steeplechase Court, Barclay Court, Gloucester Drive, and Canterbury Circle. Santa then heads north on DeMott Lane to visit Emerson Road, Fairfield Road, Deerfield Road, and Academy Road. Unfortunately, Santa’s sleigh is too big to drive down Richmond Drive, Cambridge Lane and Bedford Road. Residents of these streets are asked to walk down to Emerson Road or Academy Road to visit with Santa. The last stop of the evening for Santa will be the Eastern North neighborhoods of Eastern North Drive and Oakcroft Lane.
On Sunday, December 19th, Santa will be leaving the firehouse at 4:30 PM and heading up Hollywood Avenue towards Dellwood Lane. From there, he will visit Rue Chagall, DiVinci Court, and Picasso Court. He then heads back onto Dellwood Lane and heads down Willow Avenue to 4th Street, turns and heads up Walnut Avenue to 13th Street, turns and visits Culver Street to 1st Street, turns and heads to the entrance to Lakeside Court. Unfortunately, Santa’s sleigh is too big to drive down Lakeside Court so residents wishing to visit with Santa should walk down to 1st Street. From there Santa visits 2nd Street and then onto John E. Busch Ave before heading off again to the North Pole.
The safety of your families, Santa and all our firefighters are our top priority. Therefore, Santa and his elves will be taking enhanced COVID safety precautions. Santa will be practicing social distancing therefore; children will not be able to climb up on the sleigh and sit on Santa’s lap. Santa’s sleigh will stop so that the children can walk up to the sleigh, say high to Santa, hand him a list and receive a traditional candy cane. Santa needs to stay healthy during the pandemic, so he is watching his diet. We ask that you do not bring cookies or snacks for Santa.
Every year we are honored to escort Santa around our neighborhoods. Sometimes fires or other emergencies or weather cause us to have to alter our schedule. We ask for your patience while you wait for Santa.