Santa Claus is coming to town, but he’s mapped out a new and shorter route. A holiday tradition since 1995, the volunteers at South Whidbey Fire/EMS will be visiting South Whidbey communities on three evenings  December 11, 13 and 15. Listen for the music and sirens and see Santa’s sleigh in these neighborhoods starting at 6 p.m. each night. The times for stops at the grocery store parking lots are approximate.

Monday, December 11: Begin at Honeymoon Bay Road, Chipshot Way, Antelope Drive, Spinnaker Drive, Sealawn Boulevard, Haines Road, and Harbor Hills Drive.  At 6:30 p.m., stop and park at Payless Foods parking lot. Continue to Bayview Road, Delphi Drive, April Drive, Hi Crest Road, Mercer Drive, Lakeview Way, Island Way , Hi Crest Drive. The final stop is at the Goose Grocery Store parking lot at 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13:
 Begin at Bailey Road, Scatchet Head Road, Swede Hill Road, Blakely Avenue, Harper Street, Decatur Avenue, Casey Street, Guemes Avenue, Harper Street, San Juan Avenue, Hat Street, Blakely Avenue.  At 7 p.m. stop and park at Baileys Corner Store. Continue to Deer Lake, Wintergreen Drive, Timberline Road, and Wintergreen Drive. Stop and park at Ken’s Corner Red Apple at 7:50 p.m.

Friday, December 15: Begin parked at the Clinton Foodmart at 6 p.m. Continue on to Cedar Vista Drive, Cedar Cove Lane, Shadowood Drive, Campbell Road, Tartan Way, Heather Drive, Ridenour Street, Hodges Avenue, and Herring Street. Stop and park at the Star Store at 7:50 p.m.

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