MERRIMAC – Police Chief Eric M. Shears and Fire Chief Larry S. Fisher are pleased to share that Merrimac Police, Fire and Santa Committee will escort Santa Claus around town tomorrow for the annual Christmas Eve Santa Ride.
Friday, Dec. 24, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Santa will begin and end his tour at the Fire Station, 16 East Main St., in two shifts. A list of the streets that Santa will visit can be found here.
A GPS tracking device will be placed on Santa’s sleigh so that community members can follow Santa’s route on merrimacpolice.org. The link to track Santa will be posted on the day of the event.
Santa, joined by first responders, will tour all of Merrimac’s streets and wave to residents. The event is sponsored by the Police and Fire Departments and the Merrimac Santa Committee.
“We are thrilled to have Santa Claus visit Merrimac again this year to celebrate the holiday season,” Chief Fisher said. “We encourage residents to come out and wave to Santa as he passes by.”
“This event has become a beloved tradition in Merrimac and is something that residents look forward to every year,” Chief Shears said. “Thank you to the hardworking members of both departments and the Santa Committee for organizing this wonderful event once again.”
Help the Santa Committee:
The Merrimac Santa Committee needs to raise more than $16,000 each year for the annual Christmas parade and to support Santa’s Christmas Eve route through the streets of Merrimac. Your donation of any amount will help keep these traditions in the present format.
Donations are accepted year-round at the Merrimac Light Department or Merrimac Santa Committee, P.O. Box 131, Merrimac, MA 01860.