Santa touring Pelham on Dec. 24

After greeting kids at the Pelham Christmas tree lighting a few weeks ago, Santa Claus will tour the city on Dec. 24. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Pelham Fire Department will escort Santa Claus through Pelham’s neighborhoods on Christmas Eve in the hours leading up to Kris Kringle’s journey around the world.

Fire truck 91 will start on Sykes Street at 3 p.m., and will travel to Ivy Brook at 3:15 p.m., King Valley at 3:40 p.m., Heather Ridge, Stonehaven and Holland Lakes at 3:45 p.m. and will make a Santa stop at Food World Plaza at 6 p.m. The tour will continue at 6:20 p.m. on Yeager Parkway, Laurel Cliffs and Calloway before continuing to Cambrian Ridge at 6:40 p.m., Brook Hollow Estates at 6:50 p.m., Hidden Creek at 6:55, Coales Branch at 7:25 p.m., the KOA Campground at 7:35 p.m., Brookshire Estates at 7:55 p.m., Mallard Point 1 at 8:15 p.m., County Road 361 at 8:25 p.m. and Hunters Glen at 8:35 p.m.

Brush truck 90 will start on U.S. 31 from Shelby County 68 to Highridge at 3 p.m. before traveling to Midridge, Jonathon’s and Oliver Street at 3:25 p.m., County Road 72, Mallard Point II and Silverleaf at 3:45 p.m., Deer Valley Lane at 4:05 p.m., Eagle Cove at 4:10 p.m., Deer Crest Circle at 4:15 p.m., Legacy Parc at 4:25 p.m., High Hampton at 4:30 p.m., Emerald Lake and Bear Hollow at 4:50 p.m., Green Park South at 6:30 p.m., Valleydale Mobile Home Park at 7:15 p.m., Indian Lake at 7:25 p.m., Indian Hills at 8 p.m. and Chandalar Estates at 8:25 p.m.

Fire engine 92 will start at Chandalar Condos at 3 p.m. and then proceed to Cahaba Valley and Oak Mountain Estates at 3:10 p.m., Chase Creek Townhomes at 4:15 p.m., Parkview Road at 4:25 p.m., Brookfield Estates at 4:35 p.m., Indian Creek Estates at 4:45 p.m., Indian Creek Estates at 4:55 p.m., Cedar Cove at 5 p.m., Panther Ridge at 5:10 p.m. and make a Santa stop at Publix north at 5:40 p.m. The tour will continue to Indianwood Terrace at 6:05 p.m., Indianwood Apartments at 6:10 p.m., Little Mountain Chateau at 6:25 p.m., Summer Place at 6:55 p.m., Southgate Estates at 7:25 p.m., Wilson’s Mobile Home Park at 7:40 p.m., Belle Vista Mobile Home Park at 7:45 p.m., Oak Ridge Estates and Crestmont at 8:05 p.m. and Canyon Park at 8:25 p.m.

Engine 93 will start at Courtyard Manor at 3 p.m., Oaklyn Hills at 3:10 p.m., Bent Creek at 3:45 p.m., Deer Ridge Lakes at 4:10 p.m., Wild Timber at 4:50 p.m., Wood Ridge at 5:15 p.m., Oak Forest at 5:20 p.m., Oak Crest at 5:30 p.m., Chatham Court at 6 p.m., Bent Rail at 6:20 p.m., Deer Springs Estates at 6:30 p.m. and will make a Santa stop at Publix south at 7:15 p.m. The tour will end with trips through the Huntley Apartments at 7:35 p.m. and Weatherly at 7:45 p.m.

Engine 94 will start at Wellington Estates at 3 p.m. and will tour Wildewood Townhomes at 3:10 p.m., Richmond Circle and Williamsburg at 3:20 p.m., Windsor Ridge at 3:30 p.m. and will make a Santa stop at Dollar General on Alabama 261 at 4 p.m. The tour will continue to Sommersby Townhomes at 4:15 p.m., Sugar Oaks Townhomes at 4:25 p.m., Wynfield Parc at 4:35 p.m., Cobblestone and Amanda Trace at 4:45 p.m., Hayesbury at 4:55 p.m., Stratford Place at 5:10 p.m., Beaver Creek at 5:25 p.m., The Cottages at 6 p.m., Saddle Run at 6:10 p.m., Aaron Kristen and Isaac at 6:20 p.m. and Royal Oaks and Royal Chase at 6:35 p.m.

Engine 95 will begin its tour at 3 p.m. at Windsor Circle and will continue to Oxford Way and the Ledges at 3:30 p.m., Weatherly Cove at 3:45 p.m., Lauchlin Lane at 4 p.m., Lochinvar at 4:05 p.m., Haddington at 4:10 p.m., Stoneykirk at 4:20 p.m., Weybridge at 4:25 p.m., Calliston at 4:30 p.m., Glengerry at 4:50 p.m., Carnoustie at 4:55 p.m., Glen Eagles at 5 p.m., Kilkerran at 5:05 p.m. and make a Santa stop at the Ballantrae Clubhouse at 5:15 p.m. The tour will wrap up with trips through Kilberry Circle at 5:40 p.m., Braemar and MacAllen at 6 p.m., Strathaven at 6:15 p.m., Kingstone at 6:20 p.m., Dunrobin at 6:25 p.m., Perthshire at 6:30 p.m. and Windstone at 7:15 p.m.