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Santa Claus is comin’ to Chelsea


CHELSEA – With a little help from Chelsea Fire and Rescue, Santa Claus will visit Chelsea neighborhoods Dec. 22.

The fire department has designated “Santa stops” throughout the city.

“In order to keep on the schedule, we cannot make additional stops, but Santa will waive and recognize everyone he can while driving around our neighborhoods. Please plan to be at the designated ‘Santa stop’ a few minutes early if you want to take a picture with the crew,” Fire Chief Wayne Shirley wrote in an email.

Since Chelsea Fire is helping Santa with his rounds, he has agreed to help the department if an emergency occurs. So if Chelsea Fire does get an emergency that affects Santa’s route, the firefighters will handle the emergency, then return to the scheduled stops as soon as possible, Shirley wrote.

If Santa is running late, or if bad weather causes route problems, please feel free to call the fire station at 678-6060 to check for any modifications to the plan. The department will also try to post any modifications or schedule delays on the Chelsea Fire Facebook page.


South Pole

New Bethesda Church (Shelby County 47 at Shelby County 69), 10 a.m.

Twelve Oaks Circle (in cul-de-sac), 10:10 a.m.

Shelby Forest Road at Shelby Forest Trail, 10:30 a.m.

Shelby Forest Way at Shelby Forest Court, 10:45 a.m.

Woodbridge Trail at Woodbridge Drive, 11 a.m.

Cameron Drive at Cameron Circle, 11:10 a.m.

Grand Vista Way at Alta Vista, 11:20 a.m.

Matador Drive at El Camino Real, 11:30 a.m.

El Camino Real at Caballo Circle, 11:40 a.m.

River Birch at Mimosa Circle, 11:50 a.m.

Sunset Lake Drive at Sunset Lake Circle, noon

Sydney Lane (in cul-de-sac), 12:10 p.m.

Hodgens Road at Shady Branch Circle, 12:20 p.m.

Brynleigh Drive at Brynhurst Drive, 12:30 p.m.

Break, 12:40-1:10 p.m.

King’s Home Drive at Kinnebrew Drive, 1:20 p.m.

Branch Drive at Brook Circle, 1:30 p.m.

Shelby County 338 at Charob Lake Trail, 1:45 p.m.

Chelsea Community Church (Shelby County 39), 2:05 p.m.

Ashton Woods Drive at Woodcrest Circle, 2:10 p.m.

Hunter Hills Drive at Hunter Hills Circle, 2:20 p.m.

Windstone Parkway at Windstone Lane. 2:30 p.m.

Flagstone Drive (just off Shelby County 36), 2:40 p.m.

Crossbrook Drive at Crossbrook Circle, 2:50 p.m.

Emerald Lane at Emerald Park Drive, 3:05 p.m.

Lime Creek Lane at Lime Creek Way, 3:20 p.m.

Lime Creek Lane at Lime Creek Bend, 4:25 p.m.

Lime Creek Lane at Lime Creek Circle, 4:35 p.m.


North Pole

Essex Drive at Cliff Road, 10 a.m.

Woodbury Drive at Forest Parks Road, 10:10 a.m.

Woodbury Drive at Landale Drive, 10:25 a.m.

Forest Lakes Parkway at Forest Lakes Lane, 10:35 a.m.

Forest Lakes Lane at Forest Lakes Boulevard, 10:40 a.m.

Foothills Trace at Foothills Parkway, 10:55 a.m.

Chesser Plantation Lane at Scarlet Court, 11:10 a.m.

Chesser Plantation Lane at Chesser Circle, 11:20 a.m.

Signal Valley Trail at Skyridge, 11:30 a.m.

Polo Field Way at Polo Downs, 11:40 a.m.

Greenbriar Place (in cul-de-sac), 11:50 a.m.

Break, noon-12:30 p.m.

Parkmont Lane at Parkmont Way, 12:45 p.m.

Fairbank Lane at Chelsea Park Bend, 12:55 p.m.

Chelsea Park Bend at Chelsea Park Ridge, 1:05 p.m.

Fairbank Way at Preston Lane, 1:15 p.m.

Chelsea Park Drive at Springfield Drive, 1:25 p.m.

Shorefront Lane at Shoreline Way, 1:40 p.m.

Kings Ranch Drive at Kings Ranch Lane, 1:55 p.m.

Chelsea Ridge Drive at Hwy 49, 2:05 p.m.

Tara Drive at Bonnie Blue Lane, 2:20 p.m.

Liberty Cove at Liberty Court, 2:35 p.m.

Liberty Ridge Road at Country Cove, 2:45 p.m.

Little Creek Circle at Helms Drive, 2:55 p.m.

Pin Oak Drive at Sassafras Circle, 3:10 p.m.

Sweet Gum Drive at Beech Circle, 3:20 p.m.

Twin Oaks Circle at Twin Oaks Way, 3:30 p.m.

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