Each year around Christmas time, hundreds of San Gabriel residents and shoppers look forward to the arrival of Santa Claus riding atop his fire sleigh through our streets, wishing everyone a merry Christmas and happy holidays.
Quite often, the San Gabriel Fire Department is asked a variety of questions about this grand tradition.
Here’s a FAQ to answer some of your questions:
What is Santa’s route?
Santa’s route in the City is spread over four consecutive nights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the same dates every year. From December 20 to December 23, the City is split into four quadrants with the following route:
The route is driven primarily for the City of San Gabriel. Periodically, for ease of travel, the Santa sleigh may enter unincorporated areas of San Gabriel but it’s done for the purposes of maneuvering the fire engine.