This year, Santa will continue his yearly tradition on top of the fire truck from December 20 to 23. In light of the ongoing pandemic, here are a few safety measures we're encouraging you to follow as Santa greets the community.
Santa encourages everyone to gather with their own household.
Be sure to stay within your house. This can include your front yard.
Please physically distance from those outside of your own household and do not gather in groups with those outside of your immediate household.
If you are outside of your household, please wear a face mask.
What is Santa’s route?
Santa’s route in the City is spread over four consecutive nights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the same dates every year. From December 20 to December 23, the City is split into four quadrants with the following route:
Dec. 20. Southwest: This is the area south of the railroad tracks to the I-10 FWY and from Del Mar Avenue, west to New Avenue.
Dec. 21. Southeast: This is the area south of the railroad tracks to the I-10 FWY and from Del Mar Avenue, east to Charlotte Avenue.
Dec. 22. Northwest: This is the area north of the railroad tracks to Longden Avenue and from Del Mar Avenue, west to Alhambra Road.
Dec. 23. Northeast: This is the area north of the railroad tracks to Longden Avenue and from Del Mar Avenue, east to Willard Avenue.
The route is driven primarily for the City of San Gabriel. Periodically, for ease of travel, the Santa sleigh may enter unincorporated areas of San Gabriel but it’s done for the purposes of maneuvering the fire engine.