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By Lookout Staff

December 6, 2021 -- Santa Claus, escorted by fire engines, police cars and motorcycles, will pay a safe -- socially distanced -- visit to Santa Monica Saturday.

Sponsored by the Santa Monica Police Officers Association and Santa Monica Firefighters Local 1109, the ride through town will bring Santa Monicans "some much needed holiday cheer," public safety officials said.

"For the last 25 years, public safety officials in Santa Monica have brought Santa to area parks as part of the annual Candy Cane Drive, this year some creativity and determination was required to bring St. Nick to locals," event organizers said.

“This has been a year of recovery and it’s comforting to see our traditions begin to return," said Lt. Rudy Flores, executive officer of the Chief the Police.

"The Candy Cane Drive always brings a smile to faces young and old.”

Starting at 10 a.m., Santa and his helpers will "move from neighborhood to neighborhood so residents can come out, wave a socially distant hello and snap some photos," public safety officials said.

This year Santa can be tracked by scanning the QR code pictured below, so people can avoid gathering or waiting for Santa’s arrival.

Santa  visit flowcode

Also, police and fire sirens will announce his arrival. Below is an approximate schedule of the procession’s timing:

10:00 - 10:20 am

Start on 23rd and Ashland
North on 23rd - West on Ashland - South on 17th – West on Marine
North on 16th- West on Hill Street - South on 14th - West on Ashland - South on 11th - West on Marine West on Navy - Continue West across Lincoln - North on 7th

10:20 - 10:50 am

West on Marine. - North on Main
East on Pico - South on 4th - East on Ocean Park- North on 6th
West on Hollister- South on 5th- East on Ocean Park

North on 11th- East on Pearl- North on 28th- East on Exposition
South on Warwick - West on Delaware - South on Stewart

West on Kansas- North on Cloverfield - West on Virginia- North on 20th - West on Delaware
North on 17th - West on Michigan- North on 11th

West on Broadway- North on Ocean Ave - East on Santa Monica Blvd
North on 5th - West on Wilshire

10:50 - 11:15

North on Ocean - East on Montana - South on 4th. - East on California
North on Lincoln - East on Alta - South on 9th
East on Montana Ave - South on 17th
East on Washington- South on Chelsea- East on California

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

South on 25th, West on Wilshire - North on Chelsea. - West on California- North on 20th
North on 20th. -West on Alta
North on Ocean- East on Marguerita
South on 26th - East on Washington
South on Stanford - East on Lipton - South on Centinela
West on Wilshire -South on 14th - East on Ocean Park
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