Santa to tour Pelham on Christmas Eve

By BRIANA HARRIS / Staff Writer

PELHAM – Santa Claus will take a much-needed break from the North Pole to visit the children of Pelham on Christmas Eve.

Residents will have several opportunities to see Santa Claus on Dec. 24 as he makes his way through the city atop Pelham fire engines. Members of the Pelham Fire Department will accompany Santa.

Routes will begin at about 4 p.m. and end around 8:30 p.m.

It’s a Pelham tradition that dates back nearly 30 years, according to Pelham Fire Department officials. However, over the past two years the city and Santa have transitioned to a new way of touring the city.

Fire engines used to escort Santa down nearly every street in the city, but given the city’s growth that method is no longer feasible.

There are now signs, deemed Santa Stops, located throughout the city that signify where fire engines will be on Christmas Eve. With this method, fire engines have time to stop so that Santa can mingle with children before moving on to the next Santa Stop.

After Santa has visited a Santa Stop, the sign will be removed to let residents know that he has already been to that particular stop. Residents could then catch him at another stop.

Here’s a complete list of where Santa Stops are located:

Quint 91

4:00 High Ridge Dr. @ High Ridge Trace

4:08 High Ridge Dr. @ Highview Cove

4:16 Village Ln. @ 124 Village Ln.

4:24 Village Parking Lot

4:32 Southern Pines Chiropractic

4:40 Mid­Ridge @ Cul­de­Sac

4:48 Pelham Pkwy @ Church of God

4:56 Holland Lakes Dr. North @ Holland Trail

5:04 Holland Lakes Dr. @ Holland Cove

5:12 Holland Lakes Dr. @ Creekside Ln.

5:20 Creekside Ln. @ Creekside Ct.

5:28 Creekside Ln. @ 253 Creekside Ln.

5:36 Stonehaven Trail @ Walker Way

5:44 Stonehaven Way @ Stonehaven Trace

5:52 Walker Rd. @ Stonebrook Ln.

6:00 Stonehaven Trail @ Heather Ln.

6:08 Stonehaven Trail @ Stonehill Cir.

6:16 Stonehaven Trail @ Pebble Cir.

6:24 Stonehaven Dr. @ Stonehaven Trail

6:32 Stonehaven Dr. @ Stone Rd.

6:40 King Valley Cir. @ King Valley Dr.

6:48 Heather Ridge Dr. @ Heather Ln.

6:56 Heather Ln. @ Stonebrook Ln.

7:04 King Valley Rd. @ King Valley St.

7:12 Ivy Brook Dr. @ Ivy Brook Trail

7:20 Ivy Brook Trail @ Juniper Cir.

7:28 Yeager Pkwy @ Armory

7:36 Mi Pueblo

Engine 92

4:00 Brookhollow Dr. @ Entrance

4:08 Hidden Creek Pkwy @ Hidden Creek Cir.

4:16 Hidden Creek Pkwy @ Hidden Creek Trail

4:24 Coales Branch Dr. @ Coales Branch Ln.

4:32 Chase Creek Cir @ Entrance

4:40 David Dr. @ Keith Rd.

4:48 David Dr. @ Indian Creek Dr.

4:56 Cedar Cove Dr. @ Cedar Cove Ln.

5:04 Victory Trail @ Panther Trail

5:12 Creekview Dr. @ Creekview Cir.

5:20 Creekview Dr. @ Overhill Dr.

5:28 Crosscreek Trail @ Creekview Dr.

5:36 Crosscreek Church

5:44 Crosscreek Trail @ Valleyview Dr.

5:52 Wilderness Rd. @ Ryecroft Rd

6:00 Wilderness Rd @ Colesbury

6:08 Frontier Dr. @ Wilderness Rd.

6:16 Canyon Park @ Canyon Trail

6:24 Belle Vista

6:32 Ridge Dr. @ Crestmont Ln.

6:40 Chandalar Court

6:48 Southgate MHP

6:56 Green Park South MHP

7:04 Valleydale MHP

7:12 Little Mountain Chateau

7:30 Summer Cir @ Autumn Place

Engine 93

4:00 Wild Timber Pkwy @ Wild Timber Dr.

4:08 Grey Oaks Dr. @ Grey Oaks Court

4:16 Woodridge Cir @ Woodridge Dr.

4:24 Dickerson Rd. @ Dickerson Ln.

4:32 Oak Forest Way @ Oak Forest Trail

4:40 High Crest @ Gate

4:48 Chatham Ct West @ Deer Springs Cir.

4:56 Bent Rail Ln @ Cul­de­sac

5:04 Kelly Dr. @ Deer Springs Cir.

5:12 Weatherly Way @ Talmadge Dr.

5:20 Weatherly Way @ Cheshire Ln.

5:28 Weatherly Way @ Clock

5:36 Weatherly Way @Kings Crest Ln (North)

5:44 Kings Crest @ 242 Kings Crest

5:52 Huntley @ the Office

6:00 Publix

6:30 Brookshire Ln. @ 129 Brookshire Ln.

6:38 Hwy 35 @ Mallard Point Dr.

6:46 Silverleaf Dr. @ 181 Silverleaf Dr.

6:52 Hunters Trace @ Redfox Dr.

7:00 Hwy 72 @ Pintail

7:08 Hwy 361 @ Eagle Cove Dr.

7:16 Eagle Cove Dr. @ Eagle Cove Ln.

7:24 Legacy Parc Dr @ Legacy Parc Cir

7:32 High Hampton Dr. @ Hampton Ln.

7:40 High Hampton Dr. @ Hampton Lake Dr.

7:48 Emerald Lake Dr.

Engine 94

4:00 Summersby Dr.@ 1st Intersection

4:08 Sugar Dr. @ Entrance

4:16 Shine Dr @ Entrance

4:24 Cobblestone Ter. @ Entrance

4:32 Amanda Place

4:40 Aaron Rd. @ Aaron Parc Ct.

4:48 Aaron Rd. @ Kristen

4:56 Royal Ln @ Royal Chase Dr.

5:04 Royal Ln. @ Elizabeth Dr.

5:12 Royal Ct. @ Royal Way

5:20 Saddle Run Cir.

5:28 Beaver Creek Pkwy @ Beaver Trail

5:36 Stratshire Ln. @ Norridge Place

5:44 Greenway Dr. @ Stratford Cir.

5:52 Mitoba Tr. @ Hayesbury Ct.

6:00 Wooddale Dr. @ Tecumseh Trail

6:08 Tecumseh Trail @ Wooddale Ln.

6:16 Wooddale Ln. @ Glenview

6:22 Trail Ridge Dr. @ Trail Ridge Cir

6:28 Trail Ridge Dr. @ Burning Tree Dr.

6:36 Burning Tree Dr. @ Indian Hills Rd.

6:42 Indian Hills Rd. @ Blazing Star

6:50 Chandawood Dr. @ Blazing Star

6:58 Chandawood Dr. @ Chandawood Ln.

7:06 Chandawood Dr. @ Dalton Dr.

7:14 Dalton Dr. @ Chandalar Ln.

7:22 Chandalar Ln. @ Hamilton Rd.

7:30 Chandalar Ln. @ Chandaway Dr.

7:38 Chandaway Dr. @ Chandagreen Ln.

7:46 Chandalar Ln. @ Chandalar Dr.

7:54 Hamilton Rd. @ Dalton Dr.

8:02 North Chandalar Ln. @ Wellington Dr.

8:10 Wildwood Dr. @ Wellington Dr.

8:18 North Wildwood Dr. @ North Chandalar Dr.

8:26 North Chandalar Dr. @ Windsor Ridge Dr.

Engine 95

4:00 Normandy @ Swim Club

4:08 Oaklyn Hills Dr. @ Rolling Rock Trail

4:16 Rolling Hills Dr. @ Oaklyn Hills Dr.

4:24 Bent Creek Way @ Bent Creek Trace

4:40 Deer Ridge Ln. @ Fawn Dr.

4:55 Wysteria Dr. @ Camellia Dr.

5:20 Perthshire Rd. @ Perthshire Way

5:28 Dunrobin Ln. @ Dunrobin Cove

5:36 Strathaven Rd. @ Strathaven Ln.

5:44 Strathaven Ln. @ Eastdale Ln.

5:52 Ballantrae Swim Club

6:15 Kilkerran Ln. @ Kilberry Way

6:20 Kilkerran Ln. @ Glen Iris Circle

6:28 Glenneagles Ln. @ Cul­de­sac

6:36 Ballantrae Pkwy. @ Round­about

6:44 Stoneykirk Rd. @ Caliston Way

6:52 Stoneykirk Rd. @ Stoneykirk Ln.

7:00 Lauchlin Way @ Lauchlin Ln (168)

7:08 Lauchlin Way @ Lauchlin Ln (108)

7:16 Cove Ln. @ Cove Cir.

7:24 Oxford Way @ 383 Oxford Way

7:32 Windsor Ln. @ Windsor Trail

7:40 Windsor Ln. @ Windsor Way

7:48 Windsor Ln. @ Windsor Cir.

7:56 Windsor Cir. @ Kings Crest Ln.