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Santa Claus Plans His Palm Harbor Fire Truck Route For 2012

Santa and his friends from Palm Harbor Fire Rescue are bringing their fire trucks to your neighborhood. Find out more details here!

Updated, Nov. 26: Palm Harbor Fire Rescue has clarified Santa's route for Tuesday, Dec. 11.


Wondering when Santa Claus and his firefighter friends are coming to your neighborhood?

Palm Harbor Fire Rescue has released its schedule and route for the Christmas season. Local firefighters, antique fire trucks and Father Christmas himself will be riding through various parts of the Palm Harbor area in the first two weeks of December.

They'll begin their route at 6 p.m. and finish up between 8 and 8:30 each night at Station 66, 1123 Illinois Ave., where they'll be serving cookies and hot chocolate.

Palm Harbor Fire Rescue spokesperson Liz Monforti reminds residents that times are approximate, and for safety reasons the fire trucks will be staying on main roads and avoiding dead-end streets and cul-de-sacs so they can turn around more easily.

Santa's 2012 Fire Truck Schedule

Monday, Dec. 3
South of Tampa Road to Curlew Road, between U.S. 19 and Alt. 19

Tuesday, Dec. 04
East of U.S. 19 to McMullen Booth Road, between Tampa Road and Curlew Road.

Wednesday, Dec. 05
Everything east of U.S. 19, north of Tampa Road to Lake Tarpon Drive.

Thursday, Dec. 06
Alderman Road South, between U.S. 19 and Alt. 19, including:

  • Crystal Beach Estates
  • Hidden Lakes
  • Indian Trails
  • West Lake Village
  • Beacon Groves
  • Orange Point
  • Hill Top Groves
  • Homestead Woods

Monday, Dec. 10
North of Alderman, west of U.S. 19 (except Crystal Beach), including:

  • Baywood Village
  • Indian Bluff Island
  • Enniswood
  • Autumn Woods
  • Beacon Villas
  • Dove Hollow East
  • Glen Eagles
  • Dove Hollow West
  • Fox Hunt Drive

Tuesday, Dec. 11
Between Alternate 19 and U.S. 19, north of Tampa Road to Nebraska Avenue; plus old Palm Harbor north of Nebraska Ave to Delaware Ave and from Alternate 19 to 18th Street.

Wednesday, Dec. 12
Crystal Beach and Ozona

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janice_rush November 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Santa, please visit Old Palm Harbor Main Street on First Friday, Dec. 7th. 5:30 to 8:00pm.
Darlene Schueler November 24, 2012 at 02:30 AM
I love Santa on the fire truck even if I'm the only one on my street waving as he passes. Dec. 11 I will be waiting.
Brandy Fredrickson December 07, 2012 at 02:11 PM
We were very dissapointed this year. We have lived in our house for 15 years and Santa has ALWYAS come down our street. The kids on the street stood outside for over an hour waiting on Santa to come and he never did. We heard him driving all around, but never made it even close to our street on Tues. There were a bunch of sad children waiting. :-(
Heather Mac December 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Santa never made it to eniswood :-( because of the rain. :-(
jennifer December 12, 2012 at 05:26 PM
santa never made it to our neighborhood and our 5 year old was waiting and waiting for him......(patty ann acres)

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