LIST 🎅: Here’s when Santa Claus is comin’ to your town

Scroll down to see when Santa will make an appearance during fire department ‘Santa runs’ this year

(Credit: Enchant Christmas)

Santa Claus is comin’ to town sooner than you might think.

Nothing says Christmas spirit than the good ole St. Nick himself. The jolly fella will be making his way across our region in early December, thanks to fire and rescue departments and volunteer organizations.

The departments must have some pretty good milk and cookies because Santa is surely working hard this holiday season.

Below you can find a list of when Santa will be heading to your neck of the woods unless otherwise noted.


Christiansburg Volunteer Fire Department: Dec. 12 through Dec. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. each evening (Wednesday, Dec. 14 route rescheduled to Dec. 19)


Covington Fire Department: Dec. 17

Boiling Springs Fire & Rescue: Dec. 17

Falling Spring Fire Department: Dec. 18

Dunlap Fire & Rescue Department: Dec. 24

Clifton Forge Volunteer Fire Department: Dec. 24

Iron Gate Volunteer Fire & Rescue: Dec. 24


Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department: Dec. 10

Troutville Fire Department: Dec. 10 - Dec. 14, Dec. 17

Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department: Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18

Fincastle Fire Department: Dec. 5 - Dec. 10, Dec. 11

Read Mountain Volunteer Fire & Rescue: Dec. 15 - Dec. 19

Hardy Volunteer Fire Company - Dec. 17, Dec. 18

Rural Retreat

Town of Rural Retreat Fire Department Fire Engine - Dec. 19

Franklin County

Ferrum Volunteer Fire Department - Dec. 9 at the Firehouse

Southwest Virginia

Galax Fire Department: Dec. 4 beginning at 2:00 p.m

Know of a Santa Run we missed? Email with relevant information so we can add it to the list!

Find other Christmas events throughout the region here.

About the Author:

Alli Graham came aboard the digital team as an evening digital content producer in June 2022.