Santa Claus Is Coming to Town — Tonight!
A favorite Falls Church tradition begins tonight. The Santa Mobile, the decorated reserve pumper from the Falls Church Fire Department and staffed by volunteers, will parade Santa Claus through the streets of the Greater Falls Church area between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. for the next week. The first five nights are dedicated to specific areas within the City of Falls Church, with the 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd reserved for make-up nights and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax Counties. Weather can cause the schedule to shift slightly, so to confirm when the Santa Moblie will visit your neighborhood, visit the Falls Church Virginia Volunteer Fire Department’s web site for an updated map and schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: Santa’s helpers will be handing out candy canes and fire safety literature during Santa’s rounds. Anyone who wishes to receive these free items is encouraged to greet Santa at the curb if possible. This provides the safest conditions for Santa’s helpers and ensures they have an opportunity to visit the largest number of our friends and neighbors.
Photo Credit: Thanks to Shelbi Taylor for the Santa photos.
By Annette Hennessey
December 15, 2009