Portsmouth Fire Department UPDATE on Special Santa Neighborhood Visit December 19

December 10, 2020

The Portsmouth Fire Department has just received word from the North Pole that Santa Claus is making a special trip to Portsmouth on Saturday, December 19 (rain/snow date: Sunday, December 20) to help plan his route through the neighborhoods for the big night.

Santa also learned that Portsmouth residents are making a special effort to decorate with Holiday Lights this year, so he wants to check out all the decorations.

Because the reindeer are resting up for their trip, Santa has asked the Fire Department if they’d drive him around in a ladder truck. Santa will be reviewing the neighborhoods between 10 am and 2:30 pm. Fire Chief Todd Germain is working on convincing Santa to provide his special reconnaissance map in advance so children could come out on their lawns and porches to wave as he goes by.

Santa has added a swing by Lafayette House on the corner of Andrew Jarvis Drive. For the updated schedule and route Santa will take, click here

Santa Claus in Portsmouth FD ladder truck.