Santa heading to Carrollton

Published 9:43 pm Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Santa usually makes deliveries during his holiday travels. But when the world’s top elf comes to Carrollton later this month, he hopes to leave carrying packages of food.

Santa, with a little help from the Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department, will make the rounds of local neighborhoods from Dec. 10 to 13, said CVFD spokesman Albert Burckard. A CVFD engine will pull his sleigh through neighborhoods in northern Isle of Wight County for four nights, stopping along the way so children can chat with Santa.

Parents who wish to donate bagged, non-perishable food items can leave them in Santa’s sleigh, Burckard said. Everything collected will be donated to Isle of Wight Christian Outreach, a nonprofit organization that provides food and furniture to local families in need.


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“It is the season of giving,” said Burckard. “The fire department does this as a way to bring Santa to the children in Carrollton.

“It is also a way for anyone who feels able to give a little back to the Carrollton community.”

Santa has spread his tour over four days to accommodate the growing Carrollton community, Burckard said. His tour will begin in Eagle Harbor on Dec. 10 and wrap up in Rescue on Dec. 13.

Santa’s schedule includes:

  • 6-10 p.m. Dec. 10: Eagle Harbor
  • 5-10 p.m. Dec. 11: Ashby, Cedar Grove, Merritt, Muddy Cove and Laural drives
  • Noon-10 p.m. Dec. 12: Sugar Hill, Carrollton Meadows, Carrollton Forest and Carrisbrooke
  • 1-7 p.m. Dec. 13: Smith’s Neck, Jones Creek, Rainbow Road and Rescue

In case of inclement weather, Santa will be available at the fire station, at 15020 Carrollton Blvd.

For more information, visit the CVFD website,