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Date:
December 20, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:
Make-up routes and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax counties.
Address:
Falls Church, VA 22046
Santa Waving from the Window of a Fire Truck
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Santamobile

Friday, December 20, 2019

The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.


The annual tradition returns as the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department (FCVFD) decorates the reserve engine and escorts Santa Claus through the streets of the greater Falls Church area.

Santamobile begins on Sunday, December 15 and will run through Monday, December 23. On the first five nights, Santa and his elves will visit each neighborhood in the City of Falls Church. The remaining nights are reserved for make-up routes and excursions into neighboring Arlington and Fairfax counties.

During each night’s approximately three-hour run, Santa's helpers will be handing out candy canes -- and, to canine friends, dog biscuits (but only if they've been 'good'). Anyone who wishes to receive these treats are encouraged to greet Santa's helpers at the curb. This provides the safest conditions for Santa's helpers and ensures they have an opportunity to visit the largest number of our friends and neighbors.

Visit www.facebook.com/FallsChurchVFD to find out when the Santamobile will be in your neighborhood. In the event of inclement weather, Santamobile would be canceled for that evening for the safety of Santa, his elves and all of residents who come out to see Santa. Every effort is made to keep the Facebook page updated to reflect Santa's revised schedule. The FCVFD respectfully requests that you refrain from calling the fire station for information on Santa's intended routes. Instead, send your questions to santamobile@fallschurchfire.org.

A map of the planned routes is available on the department's website. The schedule is below, but please note that routes are subject to change based on road conditions including parking, traffic, and construction:
  • December 15: South of W. Broad Street in the St. James Cemetery and Virginia Forest neighborhoods up to and including Seaton Lane and S. Oak south of the Tripps Run bridge.
  • December 16: North of W. Broad Street including Little Falls Street.
  • December 17: South of W. Broad Street in the Tyler Gardens neighborhood and Virginia Forest neighborhood south of Seaton Lane; also includes streets north of the Tripps Run bridge (Hillier, S. Oak, Lee, Rees, Chanel).
  • December 18: The Little Falls neighborhood, and streets east of Washington Street including the Madison Park and Whittier Park neighborhoods.
  • December 19: Broadmont neighborhood and streets on the north side of Hillwood east of Cherry Street.