Thursday, November 12, 2020

Ho, Ho, Ho

Pandemic changes Santa’s arrival plans

Santa will visit children in several local parks
 in Plymouth when he arrives this year rather than entertain large crowds in Kellogg Park. 

Santa Claus will make his annual visit to the City of Plymouth the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 27.

While Santa's arrival on a fire truck is usually greeted by hundreds of Plymouth families in Kellogg Park as he accepts the key to the city, this year he will observing social distancing and taking precautions against the coronavirus by greeting children in their neighborhood parks.

Santa will board the Plymouth Fire Department ladder truck at Plymouth City Hall at 5:45 Nov. 27 and travel the short distance to Kellogg Park. He will receive the key to the city from Mayor Oliver Wolcott and after officially lighting the city Christmas tree, Santa will travel around town to visit boys and girls. He will visit Fairground, Lions Club, Wilcox, Garden Club, Rotary, Hough, Kiwanis, Starkweather and Knights of Columbus parks. At each stop, Santa will address children from the fire truck and will have a special message for them.

Children will be able to follow Santa's trip around town via the Santa Tracker on the City of Plymouth Facebook page and will know exactly when he will arrive in their neighborhood.

Adding to the fun, children (with help from their parents) can send a letter to Santa through the city website for a chance to win a $20 downtown Plymouth gift card.

More information will be posted on the city Facebook page.