Fire apparatus escort Santa around the country

Santa’s usual around-town greetings are hampered by social distancing, but fire departments are helping him spread some holiday cheer – at a safe distance

By FireRescue1 staff

As if 2020 weren’t hard enough, Santa’s usual around-town greetings are hampered by social distancing.

The good news: Fire departments around the country have offered to help him spread some holiday spirit – at a safe distance.

Check out these fire departments pitching in to escort Santa around town.

Santa arrives in Myrtle Beach


Who was that masked man? Even Santa Claus practiced COVID-19 safety when he made he rounds Sunday through Myrtle Beach...

Posted by Myrtle Beach City Government on Monday, December 21, 2020

Princeton, N.C., welcomes Santa

Santa makes his way through Florida


Santa arrives in ohio

Santa got an upgrade to his sleigh this year! Jolly old St. Nic stopped in town a week early to check in on all the girls and boys to make sure they were being good. Escorted by "reindeer" from Plain Township Fire, New Albany Police, and New Albany Service Department, Santa made his way through the streets of New Albany on our Sutphen platform to spread some much needed holiday cheer!

Photos/Plain Township Fire Department

Beach Haven, NJ, gets a wave from Santa


Getting ready to head out! We’re starting 12th street heading north and south on the boulevard! See you soon!

Posted by Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company on Sunday, December 20, 2020

Santa visits Victoria, Minnesota

Rockwood, Michigan, gets a Santa-sighting

Editor's note: Did your department escort Santa this year? Send your photos to or share a link in the comments below.

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