Santa Claus to Ride in Fire Engine through New Lenox Neighborhoods
By New Lenox Fire Protection District
December 7, 2020

The New Lenox Fire Protection District (NLFPD) and New Lenox Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 5097 (L5097) will be bringing Santa to town on December 12th. Santa will be riding through neighborhoods throughout the New Lenox area in a fire engine.

“We are always looking for a fun way to give back, and the past several years bringing Santa to town has had such a great response from the community,” said Lt. Dan Vanek, President L5097.

This is the 4th annual Santa Claus is coming to Town event the NLFPD and L5097 will be bringing to New Lenox. Due to the current pandemic, Santa will be riding on the engine instead of walking through the neighborhoods.

“Although it may look a little different than we have done in years past," said NLFPD Fire Chief Adam Riegel, "we encourage the residents to step outside and wave to Santa and the firefighters as he makes his way through the neighborhoods!"

Below are the list of approximate times Santa will be visiting the neighborhoods:
10:00 a.m. - Jacob's Field
10:10 a.m. - Jackson Branch
10:20 a.m. - Laraway Ridge
10:25 a.m. - Horizon Meadows
10:30 a.m. - Taylor Glen
10:35 a.m. - Rachel Ridge
10:40 a.m. - Water Chase
10:45 a.m. - Bristol Park
11:05 a.m. - Sky Harbor
11:15 a.m.- Heather Glen
11:20 a.m. - Hibernia
11:30 a.m. - Bluestone Bay
11:40 a.m. - Foxborough
11:45 a.m. - Boulder Ridge
12:00 p.m. - Sanctuary

“Any time we are able to bring Santa with us to an event, the excitement on children’s faces make it that much more special,” stated Riegel.

The parade routes are not exact, and times are approximate. The parade may be delayed if there is an emergency call during the scheduled time. For more information, contact the New Lenox Fire Protection District at (815) 463-4500.