Santa to make stops throughout region this weekend


The “Jolly Old Elf” will be in Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury

Region – Santa is going to be busy this weekend! Officials have noted that Santa has tested negative for the coronavirus and thus has been approved to come to the region to do some socially distancing drive throughs in both Marlborough and Northborough this weekend as well as on a jet ski on Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury.

He will be escorted by Northborough Fire Dept. on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Santa will be riding around town in the front passenger seat of his fire truck.

The fire truck will leave the station (11 Pierce St) and travel up Church St to Howard and the continue to Washburn-Mohawk-Lancaster-Whitney-Coolidge-Patrick-Cherlyn-Newton-Maynard-Howard-Brewer-Howard-Valentine-Fay-Church-Pleasant-Lincoln-Melican MS-Lincoln-Pinehaven-Shadylane-Leland-Shadylane-Pinehaven-West Main-Davis-Indian Meadow-Davis-Lanthorn-Madison-Hamilton-Hoover-Chesterfield-Thoreau-Emerson-Longfellow-Elliot-Chesterfield-Mayflower-Jefferson-Northgate-Jethro Peters-Thaddeus Mason-Samuel Gamwell-Fernbrook-Woodland-Crestwood-Murdock-Cedar Hill-Westbrook-Assabet Hill-Monument-West Main-South-Ellsworth McAfee-South-Brigham-Milk Porridge-Brigham-Rustic-Sunset-Brigham-School-Juniper Brook-School-Catherine-School-Main-Brigham-Leland-Wesson-Leland-Brigham-Collins-Ridge-Maple-Bartlett-Hemlock-Little Pond-East Main-Main-River-Hudson-Allen-Rice-Overlock-Donald-Rice-Kerry Craig-Rice-Whitney-Treetop-Whitney-Church-Pierce.

Public Observation Locations on Route:

(in order of arrival)

– Marion E. Zeh Elementary School

– Robert E. Melican Middle School

– Lincoln Street Elementary School

– Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School

– Town Common

– Assabet Park

– Ellsworth McAfee Park

– Memorial and Casey Field

For his route, visit

In Shrewsbury on Saturday, at 1 p.m. Santa will be riding on a jet ski on Lake Quinsigamond to help lift the spirits of Shrewsbury and Worcester residents. He will be leaving from the Donahue Rowing Club boat ramp. Members of the Shrewsbury Fire Department are pitching in as well to make sure Santa is safe at all times.

The city of Marlborough will be holding its 1st Annual “Santa Run” on Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Marlborough Fire Department will chauffeur Santa Claus in Rescue-1 throughout the city.

Due to the size of the city there will be two runs. East of Rt. 85 will be on Dec. 19 and west of Rt. 85 will be on Dec. 20.  Residents will be able to follow Santa’s progress via the “Glympse” App real time – that link will be shared, as well as the specific route, on the Fire Department’s Facebook page the morning of the Santa Run.