Wednesday , 23 July 2014
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Santa Claus to continue tradition of riding through Coral Gables

Get a glimpse of the most popular man ofthe season as Santa Claus will be riding on a the season as Santa Claus will be riding on a fire truck through the streets of Coral Gables on Dec. 22 and 23, before heading back to the North Pole. This marks the third year of a holiday tradition of Santa visits through various Coral Gables neighborhoods.

Coral Gables Firefighters will transport Santa and other special guests on two separate routes (North and South Poles) around the city where he will pass by as many homes as possible, giving out candy canes to all the boys and girls along the route who have been extra good this year.

Listen carefully for the holiday sound of the fire truck. Remember Santa has many streets to cover and all times are estimated. Santa will not be able to safely make his way down to dead-end streets. However, if you live on a dead-end street and would like to see Santa, please wait for him on the openended corner of your street.

The following is Santa’s schedule this holiday season:

NORTH POLE ROUTE

Saturday, Dec. 22:

9-10:30 a.m. — The area bordered by Ponce de Leon Blvd., north to Bird Road, from Red Road east to Granada Blvd.

10:30 a.m.-noon — The area bordered by Ponce de Leon Blvd., north to Bird Road, from LeJeune Road west to Granada Blvd.

1-2 p.m. — The area bordered by Bird Road north to Miracle Mile, from Douglas Road west to LeJeune Road.

2-4 p.m. — The area bordered by Bird Road north to Coral Way, from LeJeune Road west to Granada Blvd.

Sunday, Dec. 23:

9-10:30 a.m. — The area bordered by Bird Road, north to Coral Way, from Granada Blvd west to Red Road.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — The area bordered by Coral Way north to SW Eighth Street, from Granada Blvd. west to Red Road.

1:30-3 p.m. — The area bordered by Coral Way north to SW Eighth Street, from LeJeune Road west to Granada Blvd.

3-4 p.m. — The area bordered by Miracle Mile north to Flagler Street, from Douglas Road west to LeJeune Road.

SOUTH POLE ROUTE

Saturday, Dec. 22:

9-10:30 a.m. — The Deering Bay and Kings Bay communities.

10:30 a.m.-noon — The area bordered by Bella Vista Avenue north to Snapper Creek, from SW 60th Avenue east to the bay.

1-2:30 p.m. — The area bordered by Snapper Creek north to Kendall Drive/Arvida Parkway, from Red Road to the bay.

2:30-3 p.m. — The area bordered by Casuarina Concourse north to Sunset Drive, from Erwin Road east to the bay.

3-4:30 p.m. — The Cocoplum community.

Sunday, Dec. 23:

9-10 a.m. — The area bordered by Edgewater Drive north to Prospect Drive, from LeJeune Road east to the bay.

10-11:30 a.m. — The area bordered by Ingraham Highway north to US1, from LeJeune Road west to Rivera Drive.

1:30 a.m.-noon — The area bordered by Broker Street, US1 and Grand Avenue.

1-3 p.m. — The area bordered by Alfonso Avenue north to US1, from Granada Blvd. west to Caballero Blvd.

3-4 p.m. — The area bordered by Sunset Drive north to S. Alhambra Circle, from Red Road east to Granada Blvd.

For more information, contact the Coral Gables Fire Department at 305-460-5571.