Kids in the City of Hazelwood “better watch out,” “better not cry,” “better not pout” we’re telling them why, “Santa Claus is coming to town.” As part of their Community Outreach Program, Hazelwood Firefighters are bringing jolly old St. Nick back to Hazelwood again for the annual “Santa Parade” program from Dec. 7 to Dec. 21.
This year’s format for the “Santa Parade” will be different than previous years. The Hazelwood Firefighters will be escorting Santa on a pre-planned street route through each ward from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The decision to limit the streets this year is due to safety concerns and limited access on some streets and courts. Each parade will end at a major City park around 6 p.m. for a two-hour Holiday Party, giving kids the opportunity to meet Santa and have photos taken with him, passing out candy, and serving hot chocolate. While Christmas music is playing, everyone can tour the City’s fire trucks and ambulance as well.
Here are the dates for Hazelwood’s 2017 “Santa Parade.” The first one is scheduled for Thurs., Dec. 7, in Ward 1. They will be parading on the following streets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Undercliff; Cherryvale; Village Square; Imperial; Holiday; Lynn Haven; Howdershell; Deville; and Riderwood. Plans are to arrive at Howdershell Park at 6 p.m. for the Holiday Party. The other dates include Wed., Dec. 13, in Ward 2, ending at Queen Ann Park; Thurs., Dec. 14, in Ward 3, ending at Aubuchon Park; Mon., Dec. 18, in Ward 5, ending at Musick Park; and Thurs., Dec. 21, in Ward 6, ending at Pershall Park.
The pre-planned street routes for the other dates will be released soon. This information will be posted on the City’s Facebook page and on the website, www.hazelwoodmo.org. Come out and welcome Santa Claus to the City of Hazelwood!!
PRE-ARRANGED STREET ROUTES FOR “SANTA PARADE” DATES: (Between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.)
(Click here to download and print the 2017 Hazelwood Firefighters’ Santa Parades Brochure)
THURS., DEC. 7 — Undercliff, Cherryvale, Village Square, Imperial, Holiday, Lynn Haven, Howdershell, Deville, and Riderwood. Ends at Howdershell Park at 6 p.m. (Not all parts of above streets will be driven)
WED., DEC. 13 — Townhouse, Lamplight, Cartwheel, Coachlight, Gerardini, Caposele, Conza, Gerard Park, Olivetto, Coachway, Naples, Georgetown, Wagonwheel, Coachman, Haventree, Town & Country, Foxcrest, Foxfield, Whitebirch Way, Queen Ann, Hazelvalley, and Canisus. Ends at Queen Ann Park at 6 p.m. (Not all parts of above streets will be driven)
THURS., DEC. 14 — Taylor, Hazelcrest, Sieloff, Elm Grove, Foxmont, and Sunset. Ends at Aubuchon Park at 6 p.m. (Not all parts of streets will be driven)
MON., DEC. 18 — Trotwood, Tally Ho, Boellner, Berkridge, Jacklin, Frostview, Latty, Richwood, and Midwood. Ends at Musick Park at 6 p.m. (Not all parts of streets will be driven)
THURS., DEC. 21 — Utz, Airshire, Kenwood, Dawnridge, Norshire, and Fee Fee Hills. Ends at Pershall Park at 6 p.m. (Not all parts of streets will be driven)
For more information, contact the Hazelwood Fire Department at (314) 731-3424.