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Santa ditches his sleigh for a big, red firetruck
December 24, 2020 at 3:54 a.m.
With the help of the Port Chester and Rye Brook fire departments, Santa Claus, who also goes by Richard Longo, and his elf friend Edward Garrity greet eager children on Parkway Drive. Mr. Claus visited numerous locations across the villages on Saturday, Dec. 19 to wish everyone a merry Christmas.
Dressed in traditional Christmas attire, Putnam Engine & Hose Company firefighter Steve Contreras looks on as the departments makes their way through Port Chester.
Firetrucks drive up Grace Church Street on their route to take Santa Claus and his friends around the villages.
As Santa Claus makes his way down Grace Church Street, Eldredge Street residents Angel Torres (left), 6, and Adrian Torres, 4, wave frantically at him.
As firefighters blare their trucks’ horns, Tower Hill Drive resident Grace Williams, 3, waves hello from her father Jay’s shoulders.
Port Chester resident Nino Bellomusto, 2, can barely contain his excitement as Santa Claus makes his way past Lyon Park.
Santa Claus waves from on top of one of the Port Chester Fire Department’s rigs.