BERKLEY — Chief Scott Fournier is pleased to announce that Berkley Fire Rescue will be touring Santa Claus around town this weekend to spread some holiday cheer.
Sunday, Dec. 13 beginning at 9 a.m.
The Santa Run will depart from Berkley Fire Rescue Station 1 and Station 2 before visiting every neighborhood in the Town of Berkley. To view the route from Station 1, click here. To view the route from Station 2, click here.
Santa Claus will be joining Berkley Firefighters this weekend to spread some holiday cheer around the Town of Berkley. During his visit, Santa will ride in a Berkley fire truck while waving and tossing candy out to residents.
Residents are asked to examine all candy for food allergies prior to their children eating it. Berkley Fire Rescue also asks residents to ensure that proper social distancing is being maintained, to wear masks and use extreme caution while Santa is traveling throughout the town.
On the day of the run, residents are asked to not call the Berkley Police or Fire Departments for the location of Santa as this may take dispatchers away from responding to emergencies. Instead, residents are encouraged to listen for Santa’s arrival next Sunday and keep an eye out for his appearance throughout the day. Berkley Fire Rescue will alert families to Santa’s arrival with sirens and air horns.
Families are also encouraged to monitor Berkley Fire Rescue’s Facebook for location updates on the day of the run.
“We look forward to seeing Berkley residents around town this weekend at our Santa Run,” Chief Fournier said. “During the event, we would like to remind all residents to abide by COVID-19 health and safety guidance set forth by the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While this event allows us to share some cheer this holiday season, we want to ensure that this doesn’t result in further spread of COVID-19.”