Santa takes time in Cranbrook prior to big flight;

Plans all-encompassing Christmas Eve tour with Fire Department

  • Dec. 10, 2012 6:00 p.m.

The community has always been intrigued with the special connection the Cranbrook Fire Department has with the big red fellow.

Well now there is exciting news from the local firefighters, concerning the Jolly Old Elf and his late-night activities due to get underway in only 15 days.

“We just got word from the North Pole that Santa will be stopping at the Cranbrook Fire Hall on Christmas Eve,” the Fire Department said in a press release. “While his reindeer rest, Santa will again have time to tour the city with an escort from the Cranbrook Firefighters.

“This has been Santa’s favourite stop for over 35 years,” the Fire Department stated. They won’t get any argument out of Cranbrook residents.

The tour will begin shortly after 4 p.m. in the Steeples School and Park Royal area.  It continues from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. In the Highlands school area, and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the  old Muriel Baxter and Kootenay Orchards school areas. Santa swings west from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. from 11th Avenue South to 14th Ave South, and Gordon Terrace and Parkland School areas. From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Santa will bring good cheer to the Gyro Park and Rotary Park areas, and from  9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Slater Road and Echo Field Road will echo with the sound of sirens, bells, and loud laughter of the ‘Ho Ho Ho” sort.

“Due to Santa’s busy schedule we cannot travel every street in town,” the Fire Department said. “But we encourage you to follow the sound if your street was missed.”

And make sure to get out there and wave. Santa will have a busy night ahead.

Santa makes sure to be accessible while hanging out in Cranbrook. He will be at the Tamarack Centre Mall,  Monday through Saturday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. On Sundays he will be there from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. until December 23.

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