Move over Rudolph, Santa has a fire truck. Beginning on Dec. 8 and extending for approximately 15 days, Santa Claus will cruise atop a Murphy fire engine, adorned with flashing lights, a ringing bell and the occasional siren blast.
Where: Murphy, Texas (all neighborhoods)
When: Dec. 8, lasting approximately 15 days
How to find Santa: Live tracking will be available here
Parking: Parking will be located throughout all neighborhoods
“We are, of course, thrilled to accommodate Santa Claus on his yearly trip to Murphy,” said Murphy Fire Chief Del Albright in an official statement. “He wants to make sure that he is completely familiar with the places he hasn’t visited around town and remind himself of those places that he’s already aware of. We’re happy to provide the vehicle.”
The festive Santa rides will visit every street in Murphy, excluding cul-de-sacs. Santa will embark on the fire engine promptly at 6:30 p.m. each evening, concluding his route at 8:30 p.m.
Every Murphy neighborhood and subdivision is incorporated into the itinerary. If substantial rain or an emergency arises, the schedule for any affected neighborhood or subdivision may undergo modifications. An interactive map with live tracking will be available here.
As an extra delight, Santa and his assistants will be distributing wrapped candy for kids from the fire truck as it navigates through the streets.
“We’ll take Santa aboard the fire truck every evening, except Sundays,” said the Chief. “He’ll be safely strapped to the vehicle, so he won’t be able to disembark and interact with anyone. In fact, in order to complete the entire city within the allotted 15 days, the engine will not be able to stop for any length of time.”
Murphy Fire Department asks parents or guardians to accompany small children as a safety precaution.
If your kiddos are hoping to give Santa their list, visit Local Profile's guide to meeting Santa to learn where he is available for meet and greets and photos.