This year, Monrovia will continue our tradition of celebrating the Christmas season by touring Santa Claus around city streets on top of a fire engine. Escorted by a police car and a decorated public works sleigh, Santa will provide candy canes to the public. City employees will again volunteer their time to help make the program fun and successful.
Last year’s event was a great success! This year’s Santa Tour will be another exciting and fun time for members of our community when they see Santa visiting their neighborhoods. Everyone is encouraged to come out and wave to Santa.
- Monday, December 12, 2016 – will tour streets south of Huntington, west of Myrtle to Fifth, north of southern city boundaries.
- Tuesday, December 13, 2016 – will tour city streets east of Myrtle, north of Foothill.
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – will tour city streets west of Myrtle, north of Foothill
- Thursday, December 15, 2016 – will tour city streets east of Myrtle, south of Foothill, north of Duarte Road, west of east city boundaries.
- Friday, December 16, 2016 – will tour city streets west of Myrtle, south of Foothill, north of Huntington to Mayflower, between Myrtle and Fifth.
Assembly Time: 5:00 p.m. assembly at the City Hall parking lot, 415 S. Ivy, Monrovia, CA 91016
Tour Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The police car will be driven by police officers who volunteer their time. The police car will lead the procession using its red lights and siren. Christmas carols will be played over the police car’s P.A. system.
The fire engine will be driven by firefighters who volunteer their time. The fire engine will follow the police car. Santa will ride on top of the fire engine with spotlights shining on him as he wishes everyone a merry Christmas. The fire engine will be decorated with hundreds of Christmas lights.
The public works truck will be driven by public works employees who volunteer their time. Our reindeer sleigh, bright with over 1500 Christmas lights, will play Christmas carols. Community members are welcome to ride with city employees and their families on back of the truck and trailer during the tour. Space is limited and participation is first come first served. Parents are reminded that children must be accompanied by an adult.
Source: Monrovia Police press release
- Brad Haugaard