With the holiday season officially upon us, the City of Newport is once again busy preparing for the return of Santa’s nightly rides.
Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6th, Santa will be escorted by Newport’s Fire and Police Departments for his annual tour of Newport’s neighborhoods.
This year, he’s planning on riding with our first responders through the streets to see the City’s children beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 6th, Thursday December 8th, Tuesday December 13th and finishing up on Thursday December 15th.
As always, Santa’s visit is weather dependent. If there is inclement weather on any night he is scheduled, he will do his very best to complete his visit in that area of the City on the following night.
As a reminder, parents are asked to make sure that your children are accompanied by an adult and that they greet Santa from the safety of the sidewalk and do not enter the roadway.
Santa will not be able to stop and pose for photographs along the route because he has to return to the North Pole to prepare for Christmas. Santa is looking forward to seeing all of the City’s children, but does not want any of them getting hurt.
🎅 ⛄️ Tuesday, December 6th 🎅 ⛄️
The North End of the City West of Broadway: Santa will travel from Touro Street to One Mile Corner, from Broadway to JT Connell Highway & Farwell Street. These neighborhoods include Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Van Zandt Ave., Bedlow Ave. and Newport Heights.
🎅 ⛄️ Thursday, December 7th 🎅 ⛄️
The North end of the city East of Broadway & Spring Street: Santa will travel from memorial Blvd. North to the Middletown line. These neighborhoods include Kay Street, Vernon Avenue, Bliss Road and Eustis Ave.
🎅 ⛄️ Tuesday, December 13th 🎅 ⛄️
The South End of the city West of Spring Street to Fort Adams & Touro Street to Harrison Avenue: These neighborhoods include Spring Street to Thames Street, Fort Adams and the Historic 5th Ward.
🎅 ⛄️ Thursday, December 15th 🎅 ⛄️
The Southeast end of the city & the Point section: Santa will travel East of Spring Street to Bellevue Ave. and Annandale Road and from Memorial Blvd. to Ocean Avenue. Also, Santa will be visiting the Point section, Bayside Village and Rolling Green neighborhoods.
To find out when Santa is scheduled to roll through your neighborhood, please visit www.CityofNewport.com/SantasRide or follow the Newport Fire Department’s Facebook Page.
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