Santa Claus is trading in his bright red sleigh for a bright red fire truck as he prepares to swing by a variety of Santa Claus Lanes around the city of Clearwater. Santa will be making appearances around town December 17 and 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., waving to boys and girls as he passes by on a Clearwater Fire & Rescue fire engine, escorted by elves from the Clearwater Police Department. He will be cruising around neighborhoods being followed by Clearwater’s jolliest trolley, the Jolley Trolley, filled with physically distanced mask wearing special guests – spreading holiday cheer around the entire community.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to keep everyone safe, Jolly Ol’ St. Nick asks everyone to gather safely (physically distanced) in their driveways and yards and cheer loudly as he comes by. Please maintain 6 feet of safe distance from neighbors or people who don’t live in your home. Face masks are also encouraged.
On Thursday, December 17, Santa will be visiting east Clearwater starting in the Morningside neighborhood traveling north towards Countryside.
On Friday, December 18, Santa will be visiting the west side of Clearwater starting in at the Clearwater Beach Rec Center traveling towards the North Greenwood and Ross Norton neighborhoods.
You can track Santa via the Jolley Trolley website at http://www.jolleytrolleytracker.com/routes. The trolley number to follow will be released on the night of the parade.
See the Clearwater Fire & Rescue Department’s video of Santa here.
Photos and information courtesy of the Clearwater Fire & Rescue Department and City of Clearwater.