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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

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!

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Photos/Plain Township Fire Department

Beach Haven, NJ, gets a wave from Santa

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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