NHFD Prepares for Santa’s Big Red Sleigh Runs on Dec. 15

The North Highlands Engine Co. # 1 Santa Claus will tour on his big red sleigh on Sunday, Dec. 15, bringing holiday spirit and treats for children. Santa will follow his schedule as closely as possible. Please be patient and dress warmly. The tour includes dedicated stops along wide roads with low traffic, which provides a safe area for Santa and children to meet.     


Route #1

Noon (siren sounds)
Truck departs headquarters and proceeds to intersection of Rt. 9 and East Mountain Road South.

12:10 p.m.
Santa tours Hiram Rd., Joanne Place, Perk ‘n Sons Court, and Perks Boulevard.

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

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

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

2:00 p.m.
Santa continues on East Mountain Road South to intersection with Esselbourne. Residents of East Mountain Road South and North (above Esselbourne), and Esselbourne are asked to meet at this intersection.

Truck returns to NHFD headquarters for a break.

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

2:40 p.m.
Santa proceeds north to tour Brookside Trailer Park.

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

3:05 p.m.
Santa stops at Cold Spring Trailer Park.

3:15 p.m.
Santa tours Lyons Road, and returns to NHFD.

Route #2

Santa’s Big Red Sleigh departs headquarters and proceeds to first stop at Lake Surprise Road intersection.

12:10 p.m.
Santa tours Foreman Road.

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

12:35 p.m.
Santa tours Beale Road to intersection of Woods Road.

12:50 p.m.
Santa tours Woods Road and remainder of Beale Road.

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

1:20 p.m.
From Highland Road, Santa travels to Hustis Road, stopping at intersection of Hustis, Beale, and Woods Roads.

1:45 p.m.
Santa continues touring Hustis Road, travelling to Knollwood Drive and then Knollwood Drive to cul-de-sac.

Santa returns to NHFD headquarters for a break.

2:30 p.m.
Santa proceeds south on Route 9, making a stop at parking lot at intersection of Jaycox Road. Residents of Jaycox Road are asked to meet Santa in this area.

2:55 p.m.
Santa continues south on Route 9 to Post Road Hardware store where residents of Lane Gate Road are asked to meet Santa.

3:10 p.m.
Traveling north on Route 9, Santa enters Post Road Trailer Park, and tours park grounds.

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

If you live on a high-traffic road (Route 9, Route 301, etc.), please meet Santa at designated stops, which were chosen for safety reasons. It allows Santa room to get his overgrown sled off the road. Be careful with children near roads, for as you all know, traffic is heavy this time of year.

If you have questions or special circumstances, such as an ill or handicapped person (child or adult), who would like to see Santa and his elves, call NHFD at 845-265-9595, ext. 11. If no answer, leave a message. Santa will do his best to accommodate everyone.

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