Santa prepares to drive through Northborough Dec. 17

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Santa prepares to drive through Northborough Dec. 17
Santa Claus waves to families from a Northborough Fire Department truck. (Photos/Laura Hayes)

NORTHBOROUGH – Santa is coming to Northborough.

A partnership between the Northborough Recreation and Fire Departments, the town invites community members to gather at schools, parks or even in their front yard to wave to Santa as he drives past.

The Recreation Department started the event during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We thought it was a great way to share Santa and the holiday cheer with the community,” said Recreation Director Allie Lane. “Since then, the families have looked forward to Santa driving by their homes each year.”

The event will take place on Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Santa will drive past many locations in Northborough, including Zeh Elementary School, Melican Middle School, Lincoln Street Elementary School, Proctor Elementary School, the Town Common, Assabet Park, Ellsworth McAfee Park and Memorial and Casey Field.

For a map of Santa’s route, visit https://northboroughma.myrec.com/info/default.aspx.