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Old 12-24-2019, 12:38 PM
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Do you have any quirky local Santa traditions? Moments ago, my DD and I just ran outside of our house because we worried that we were going to miss the local Santa in a Barcaloujnger on the back of a fire truck type vehicle. (In all seriousness, not Christmas Eve without it.)
I used to live in a place with a water skating Santa.


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Old 12-24-2019, 12:40 PM
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We have Surfing Santas.
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Old 12-24-2019, 12:52 PM
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OMG of course! Surfing Santas! That's awesome.
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Old 12-24-2019, 01:49 PM
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Portland has the Unipiper Santa

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Old 12-24-2019, 02:34 PM
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We have Santa Sunday... it is a fundraiser at a local ski resort.


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Old 12-24-2019, 02:55 PM
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Santa came through the neighborhood on Christmas Eve every year. A fire truck pulled his sleigh. He gave out bags of candy, oranges, and nuts.
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:21 PM
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just the firefighters driving Santa all around the township.

However, my friend had tickets to a play in NYC. When she got there she realized it was the day of Santacon!

Oh, my!

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/santacon-nyc.html
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:19 PM
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Let me preface this by saying I live in a very small town.

Our dispatchers and police officers track a suspicious man in a red suit riding in a sleigh. This goes on for about an hour and is broadcast over the scanner. Kids listen in and wait until he is close to their neighborhood to jump into bed.
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:39 PM
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All of these sound so fun for the kids, and kids at heart. Nothing like that here. Of course, we are one of the smaller towns in our metroplex, and we have over 55,000 residents.
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:53 PM
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No Santa tradition that I can see, but there is an ugly Christmas sweater day. At noon, a picture of everyone who is wearing one and can get to the city hall has their picture taken in a group photo.

There were some incredibly ugly sweaters this year.


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Old 12-24-2019, 11:03 PM
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Our town does Santa on the fire truck. This was the first year DD got to see it - she was pretty excited. I think they drive every single street of our little town, with the truck all covered in Christmas lights and Santa on top.

I was pretty sure it was a thing other places too - neither my parents in law or sister in law have ever heard of it.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:36 AM
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Our fire department goes all out with a Santa parade that goes through the town. All the emergency vehicles are covered in lights and ther are even inflatables on top of some of the trucks. Itís usually the Saturday before Christmas. They stop at nursing homes and shopping centers.
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Old 12-25-2019, 05:15 AM
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I live in a lake community- they have a light boat parade on the water.
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