Santa is hitchhiking around town with the Bay Shore firefighters on December 18
Santa is coming to town and the Bay Shore Fire Department is helping Old Saint Nick spread the holiday cheer this month.
On December 18 at 9 a.m., Santa Claus begins his walk through the neighborhoods of Bay Shore and Brightwaters.
âWe split into five different sections and each section has a Santa Claus on a fire truck, and we drive with lights and sirens handing out candy canes to all the kids outside,â Thomas Komoroski said, second deputy fire chief.
Komoroski said Santa Claus can be seen on all main streets in both communities, including Main Street and Union Boulevard.
The only places fire trucks cannot descend are dead-end roads, Komoroski said, and fire trucks will not descend more than once in the same areas.
Firefighters have asked residents not to follow Santa Claus in their vehicles.
The event is scheduled to end between noon and 1 p.m.
âThey definitely hit every block in town,â the fire chief said. “When they hear the sirens, it means Santa is comingâ¦ Hopefully we can spread some Christmas cheer to all the children.”
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Above: Santa Claus riding the Bay Shore Fire Department trucks in 2015. Photo courtesy of their Facebook page.