Winthrop firefighters Local 170 announced this week that they have been in contact with Santa Claus and have finalized arrangements for the jolly old elf’s annual trip through Winthrop, beginning at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 24 and ending at approximately 9 p.m.
“The Winthrop firefighters will once again accompany Santa on his annual trip through the town and the arrangements have all been made,” said Winthrop Fire Captain Richard Swartz.
The entire trip through town is included below, complete with the approximate times that Santa will visit each neighborhood.
Each year on Christmas Eve, Santa enlists the assistance of the Winthrop Firefighters who load up his sleigh on one of the fire trucks and drive him through town, so that all of Winthrop’s good little boys and girls, can catch a glimpse of Santa, before he begins his gift giving trip around the world.
Anyone who is new to town, or hasn’t taken the time to catch the trip in the past, is encouraged to take a look at the schedule below to see when Santa will be visiting your neighborhood.
Residents are also cautioned to make sure that their cars, and the cars of any visitors they may have, are parked legally, and within a safe distance from intersections.
“Santa’s trip can’t be slowed down by rain or snow, but cars parked too closely to intersections may cause problems as the fire truck carrying Santa’s sleigh attempts to navigate the town streets,” said Captain Swartz. “We ask residents to please make sure all cars are parked legally and in a safe manner.”
4:30PM**Start at Deer Island to Tafts**Tafts to Elliot**left on Elliot to Church Square**left on Shirley to Triton**down Triton to Bay View**Bay View to Shirley**left on Shirley to Crystal Cove
4:50PM**Crystal Cove to Park**left on Park to Beacon**right on Beacon to Beacon Circle**down Shore Drive to Tewksbury**left on Tewksbury to Shirley**right on Shirley to Veterans Road**right on Veterans Road to Locust Street**left on Locust Street
5:20PM**Locust to Revere Street**right on Revere Street to Sagamore**Sagamore to Grovers**left on Grovers**Grovers to Cliff** right on Cliff to Seal Harbor**Seal Harbor to Pond Street**
5:45PM**right on Pond Street to Highland Ave**right on Highland to Nahant**left on Grovers** Grovers to Highland**right on Highland to Cliff**Cliff to Quincy Ave**left onto Quincy**Quincy to Upland Road**left on Upland to Revere Street**
6:00PM**left on Revere Street**Revere to Golden Drive**in and out of Golden Drive**right on Revere to Harvard**left on Harvard to Payson**right on Payson to Main**
6:15PM**right on Main to Bowdoin**left on Bowdoin to Centre**right on Centre to Hermon**left on Hermon to Belcher**Belcher to Winthrop**left on Winthrop to Atlantic**left on Atlantic to Hermon**
6:30PM**right on Hermon to Main**right on Main to Winthrop**left on Winthrop to Banks**Banks to Main**right on Main to Pleasant** left on Pleasant to Lincoln**left on Lincoln to Brookfield**right on Brookfield to Pleasant**left on Pleasant to Waldemar**left on Waldemar to Pauline**
7:10PM**right on Pauline to Lowell Road**Lowell to Maple**Maple to Loring**right on Loring to Court**left on Court to Johnson**Johnson to Somerset**left on Somerset
7:40PM**Somerset to Bartlett**Bartlett to Pleasant**right on Pleasant to Cottage Park**left on Cottage Park to Bartlett Parkway**left on Bartlett Parkway to Orlando**Orlando to Bartlett Road**Bartlett to Pleasant**right on Pleasant to Plummer**right on Plummer to Francis**left on Francis to Sunnyside**left on Sunnyside to Pleasant**across Pleasant to Buchanan**Buchanan to Putnam**Putnam to Viking Gardens**Viking Gardens to Putnam to Buchanan**left on Buchanan to Winthrop**
8:15PM**right on Winthrop to Washington**left on Washington to River Road**left on River Road to Chester**left on Chester to Bowdoin**right on Bowdoin to George**left on George to Winthrop**left on Winthrop to Jefferson**Jefferson to Freemont**right on Freemont to Pauline**right on Pauline to Fire Headquarters**
9:00PM**Santa heads back to North Pole to load up his sleigh