Santa with Glen Echo Fire Department
Date: December 12-20
Location: Glen Echo/Bethesda neighborhoods. See below.
The Glen Echo Fire Department is honored to host Santa Claus during his annual visit to support our community-wide celebration of the Holiday Season! Please come out to join us as we escort Santa through our Glen Echo/Bethesda neighborhoods December 12th through December 20th.
Each evening, the celebration will start at about 6:00 PM and continue until 9:00 PM, or until Santa completes his schedule scheduled route. If Santa is unable to complete a neighborhood on the scheduled night (this sometimes happens due to weather conditions or emergencies requiring response from the Glen Echo Fire Department), he will make every effort to finish the schedule route on one of the makeup dates listed on his schedule posted above. Please monitor this website for schedule updates.
Safety & Donations. Santa knows this is a wonderful and exciting time of the year and he wants everyone to be safe. Please watch out for your children and neighbors. They should remain on the sidewalk or near the curb as Santa and his escorts approach and pass. If you have would like to make a donation to the Glen Echo Fire Department (our volunteer fire department depends on community support to provide its services) please allow us to come to a complete stop before approaching a fire department vehicle. If we happen to miss you, you can make a donation on this website by clicking here, or you can call us at 301-229-3200 and we will send someone by to pick it up in person.
Just a reminder, Santa’s sleigh and his Glen Echo Fire Department entourage need to able to safely pass through your street. On the night Santa is scheduled to come through your neighborhood, please consider parking off the street if at all possible. If you must park on the street, it will help Santa if you pull as close to the curb as possible and retract side view mirrors.
When will Santa be in my neighborhood? Santa’s schedule can be viewed above. Santa will typically arrive between 6:00 PM and ends his visit by 9:00 PM to allow the little ones time to dream. You will know he is coming because his escorts from the Glen Echo Fire Department are very excited and sound their horns and sirens as they arrive in your neighborhood. Santa will make every effort to be there as scheduled, but sometimes bad weather or emergencies requiring help from the Glen Echo Fire Department volunteer Firefighters and EMTS may cause some delay.