Santa Escorted by North Highlands Engine Co. Dec. 23

New adjusted schedule shows stops on two routes

North Highlands Engine Co. 1 announces that Santa Claus will be on his big red sleigh visiting the community on Sunday, Dec. 23, bringing lots of holiday spirit and treats for the children. Santa will follow the schedule below, staying as close to the times as possible. We ask residents to please be patient and dress warmly. There are roads that will be toured and areas where there will be dedicated stops. The toured roads are wide enough and have low traffic, which allows us the ability to provide a safe area for Santa and children to meet.     

New Adjusted Schedule With Approximate Times

Route #1

Noon (siren will sound): Truck will depart NHFD headquarters and proceed to the first stop at the intersection of Route 9 and East Mountain Road South.

12:10 p.m.  Santa will tour Hiram Road, Joanne Place, Perk and Sons Court, and Perks Blvd., in that order.

12:45 p.m. Santa will return to East Mountain Road South to arrive at Fenichel Road, touring through Fenichel to Clove Brook Drive to end at cul-de-sac. 

1:15 p.m. Santa will proceed back to Oak Ridge, to Hy-Vue Terrace, touring Hy-Vue and returning to East Mountain Road South.

1:45 p.m. Santa shall start the climb up East Mountain Road South, stopping at Downey Lane and again in the area of Carlson’s Greenhouse. 

2:00 p.m. Santa will continue on East Mountain Road South to the intersection with Esselbourne. All residents of East Mountain Road South and North (above Esselbourne) and residents of Esselbourne are asked to meet at this intersection.

The truck will then return to NHFD headquarters for a break.

2:30 p.m. Santa will proceed north on Route 9 to the intersection of Route 9 and Horton Road.

2:40 p.m. Santa will proceed north to tour the Brookside Trailer Park.

2:50 p.m. Santa will proceed to tour Old Albany Post Road North and Mountain Brook Drive.

3:05 p.m. Next, Santa will stop at the Cold Spring Trailer Park.

3:15 p.m. Finally, Santa will tour Lyons Road and return to NHFD.

Route #2

Noon. Santa’s Big Red Sleigh will depart NHFD headquarters and proceed to the first stop at the Lake Surprise Road intersection.

12:10 p.m. Santa will tour Foreman Road.

12:25 p.m. Traveling north along Fishkill Road, Santa will turn onto Barrett Pond Road with a stop at Beale Road.

12:35 p.m. Santa will tour Beale Road to the intersection of Woods Road.

12:50 p.m.  The truck will tour Wood’s Road, then the remainder of Beale Road.

1:00 p.m. Santa will continue on Barrett Pond Road to the Valhalla Highland area for a stop on Highland Road at the mailboxes.

1:20 p.m. From Highland Road, Santa will travel to Hustis Road, making a stop at the intersection of Hustis Road, Beale Road, and Woods Road.

1:45 p.m. Santa will continue touring Hustis Road, travelling on to Knollwood Drive and then tour Knollwood Drive to the cul-de-sac.

The truck will then return to NHFD headquarters for a break.

2:30 p.m. Santa will proceed south on Route 9, making a first stop at the parking lot at the intersection of Jaycox Road. All residents of Jaycox Road are asked to meet Santa in this area.

2:55 p.m. Santa will continue further south on Route 9 to the Post Road Hardware store, where all residents of Lane Gate Road are asked to meet Santa.

3:10 p.m. Traveling north on Route 9, Santa will enter the Post Road Trailer Park and tour the Park grounds.

3:30 p.m. Santa’s last stop will be at Torchia Road and Route 9.

Note: Those residing on a high-traffic road (Route 9, Route 301, etc.) should try to meet Santa at designated stops. These stops were chosen for safety reasons, allowing Santa enough room to get his overgrown sled off the road. Also, parents should be careful with children near the road, as traffic is heavy this time of year.

For further information concerning the schedule, or to report any special circumstances, such as an ill or handicapped person (child or adult) who would like to see Santa and his elves, please call NHFD at 845-265- 9595, Ext. 11 in advance and leave a message if there is no answer. The fire department will do its best to accommodate everyone.

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