Get Your Gifts Wrapped and Ready! Santa Run Through Edgewater Set for Sunday
The stops are mapped. The Santa suits are out of storage. The antique fire vehicles have been waxed and polished, and where-needed, borrowed from other fire stations.
The Santa Run is on for Sunday.
The Santa run is an evening event, where the Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department volunteers drive fire trucks—each equipped with a red-robed, white-bearded Santa—around to each neighborhood in Edgewater, collecting presents for local children in need.
At the end of this story, we have included a chart of the Santa Run’s neighborhood-by-neighborhood schedule.
When Santa comes into your neighborhood, you (and your children/family) give him a wrapped gift, with the age, size and gender that the gift would accommodate. There should be no hanging tags. Please write the information on the outside of the wrapped package clearly.
The children in need that get these gifts can use pretty much anything—from new clothes to toys and books. Select items for boys, girls, toddlers, tweens, teens and anything in between.
This year, the volunteers will also collect items for their firefighter and rescue brethren in New York and New Jersey who were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. That recovery effort is ongoing.
Santa rides on each truck and greets everyone who comes out for a hug and a candy cane—even those who don’t or can’t contribute a gift.
As in previous years, they are also collecting non-perishable food items and gently used coats, hats and gloves for adults and children. These items should not be wrapped.
If your neighborhood is not on the list, it is too late to be added for this year, but visit the Woodland Beach VFD website and leave an email for the chief about next year. Leave the name of your neighborhood, your name and phone number.
If you miss the Santa Run on Sunday, the station will also take contributions on Dec. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please note that the later stops may be delayed if there is a large turnout earlier in the evening.
Here are the Santa Run schedules as of Nov. 28.
|SANTA RUN 1||SANTA RUN 2||SANTA RUN 3||SANTA RUN 4|
|Turkey Point –5 p.m. with stops at Turkey Point Road at Brice Drive and Turkey Point Road at Knox Drive
|Woodland Beach – 5 p.m. with stops at the clubhouse then Beach 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Final stop at 5:45 p.m. at Widows Mite Road at Londontown Road
|South River Colony – 5 to 6:30 p.m. with stops at the end of Colony Crossing W; at Colony Crossing at Old Trail; at Old Trail at Perder Lane; at the end of Old Trail; Colony Crossing E at Monarch||River Club Estates – 5 p.m. at West Shore and River Club Drive|
|West Shoreham – 5:30 p.m. with stops at Pine Avenue at Cove Road; Cedar Lane at Shoreham Beach Road||South River Park & Pine Whiff Beach – 6:15 p.m. with stops at Wilmer Place at Pine Whiff Avenue; Gate to South River Landing, Riverside and Washington.||Ponder Cove – 6:30 p.m. with stops along Ponder Drive at Crystal Road and Fairview Road.||Popular Point – 5:45 p.m. at private party|
|Heron Cove – 6 p.m. with stops at Great Heron Drive and Great Heron Court||Southdown Shores – 7 p.m. with stops at Mulberry Street and Mulberry Court. Southdown Road; Club House/Pool; Hazelwood at Claiborne Rd. and Scotts Cove Road||Saunders Point – 7 p.m.with stops along Carvel Lane at Stuart Road; Lane Drive; Carroll Drive at Ridgely Drive, Lee Way, and Warfield Road
|The Landings/The Villas – 7 p.m. with stops along Glebe Meadow Way at Hayward Court, and Westfield Court. Colony Club Drive making stops at Braverton Street; The Pool and Colony Point Place at Howard Point Road
|Holly Hill – 6:10 pm. with stops at the community beach, Holly Hill Rd. and Outrigger Drive, and Cedar Lane and River Road||Withernsea –7:30 p.m. with stops along Rolling Road at Windward Passage and Shirley Lane||Beverly Beach –7:30 pm with stops along Cedar Ave at Linden Ave, Grand view Avenue; Community Park; Beverly Avenue; Cliff Drive at Chesapeake Lane and Stone Drive||River Oaks – 7:20 p.m. with stops at Millhaven Drive at Tilden Way and Millhaven Court. Two rivers and Idle Creek Lane. Dental Rd. and Suffolk Court|
|Selby – 6:30 p.m. with stops along Selby Boulevard at the corners of 7th, 5th, 3rd, and Beach Drive Boulevard and along Hillside Avenue at the corners of 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th Avenues.|
|Loch Haven – 7 p.m. with stops at South River Terrace. at Magnolia Drive; Popular Leaf; along Loch Haven Road; Walnut Drive at Plain View Avenue|
|Loch Haven Park – 7:30 p.m. at the Ball fields on Pocahontas Road|