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Christmas Spirit Alive and Well in Monrovia

Santa Claus will begin his tour of Monrovia on Dec. 12. - Photo courtesy

Santa Claus will begin his tour of Monrovia on Dec. 12.
– Photo courtesy

This year, Monrovia will continue our tradition of celebrating the Christmas season by touring Santa Claus around city streets on top of a fire engine. Escorted by a police car and a decorated public works sleigh, Santa will provide candy canes to the public. City employees will again volunteer their time to help make the program fun and successful.

Last year’s event was a great success! This year’s Santa Tour will be another exciting and fun time for members of our community when they see Santa visiting their neighborhoods. Everyone is encouraged to come out and wave to Santa.

-Monday, Dec. 12 – Will tour streets south of Huntington, west of Myrtle to Fifth, north of southern city boundaries.

-Tuesday, Dec. 13– Will tour city streets east of Myrtle, north of Foothill.

-Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Will tour city streets west of Myrtle, north of Foothill.

-Thursday, Dec. 15– Will tour city streets east of Myrtle, south of Foothill, north of Duarte Road, west of east city boundaries.

-Friday, Dec. 16– Will tour city streets west of Myrtle, south of Foothill, north of Huntington to Mayflower, between Myrtle and Fifth.

-Assembly Time: 5 p.m. assembly at the City Hall parking lot, 415 S. Ivy, Monrovia, CA 91016

-Tour Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The police car will be driven by police officers who volunteer their time. The police car will lead the procession using its red lights and siren. Christmas carols will be played over the police car’s P.A. system.

The fire engine will be driven by firefighters who volunteer their time. The fire engine will follow the police car. Santa will ride on top of the fire engine with spotlights shining on him as he wishes everyone a merry Christmas. The fire engine will be decorated with hundreds of Christmas lights.

The public works truck will be driven by public works employees who volunteer their time. Our reindeer sleigh, bright with over 1500 Christmas lights, will play Christmas carols. Community members are welcome to ride with city employees and their families on back of the truck and trailer during the tour. Space is limited and participation is first come first served. Parents are reminded that children must be accompanied by an adult.

To all Monrovians: Venture outside, welcome Santa and enjoy his candy canes. Merry Christmas to all and have a safe holiday season.

December 6, 2016

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