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Santa Will Tour Cinnaminson on Fire Truck Monday

Father Christmas visits the township before his big Christmas Eve delivery.

 

Santa Claus and his helpers will make their rounds in Cinnaminson on Christmas Eve as the North Pole’s most famous citizen hands out gifts and spreads holiday cheer.

Starting around 4 p.m. Monday, three fire trucks will tour the township each with St. Nick and several members of the Cinnaminson Fire Department.

This is the 38th year Santa has been visiting families in Cinnaminson. And while other towns ask Santa to visit several days or weeks before Christmas, the fire department has kept it on Christmas Eve.

“That’s when the kids want it,” said Fire Chief William Kramer. “That’s when it’s the most exciting. And they get to see Santa before they go to bed.”

About 20 fire department members and other volunteers give up their Christmas Eve to ride along with Santa.

“It’s just a really nice thing [they] do,” Kramer said. “They are giving up their Christmas Eve to make the kids happy.”

Santa even stops at kids’ houses, whose parents sent Santa a special letter through the fire department asking him to hand deliver a gift. Kramer said more than 200 stops a year are made in Cinnaminson.

Usually, Santa starts making his way around town at 4 p.m. He’ll keep going until he’s finished, Kramer said, sometimes it’s even at 10 p.m.

If you see Santa on your street on Christmas Eve, snap a picture and upload it to this story.

Merry Christmas from us here at Cinnaminson Patch.

Get a Life December 26, 2012 at 03:15 PM
We had 4 Santas this year. I was #4. If you want to see santa next year go to the firehouse and fill out a request. We had over 175 Requests more than in the past. Took 4 Trucks over 5 Hours to visit all the houses.
John December 26, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Oh, did not know U had to request a visit from Santa.....Other areas have them go around the town without requests, guess we are different....happy holidays....
John December 26, 2012 at 07:50 PM
I guess U put in a request for the visit, so happy for you....
Terry December 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I agree my granddaughter was also waiting and did not get to see Santa Claus.They had her coat on waiting outside to hear him. I remember when my kids were little and they did come down every Street. It was exciting to hear for Santa when they were on the blocks around our house. Maybe next year she will see him before she go to bed.
Terry December 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM
I also was unaware that you needed to sign up, will do it for next year. I think it is a wonderful event that the firemen do for the children .I have lived in this town for 37 years and its nice to hear that four Santas were going around town.

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