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Folsom Police Department Santa Sleigh Project Begins December 9

Here comes Santa Claus! Folsom Police and Fire staff, along with volunteers, will guide Santa’s sleigh on the annual parade beginning at 5:30 pm on December 9th this year. The project begins December 9th and runs nightly through December 14th. In the event of heavy rain, the parade will be rescheduled for December 15th-17th.

When you hear the Police and Fire Department sirens you will know Santa and Mrs. Claus are in your neighborhood. The Police cars and Fire trucks will safely escort Santa and Mrs. Claus down your street and stop to greet children at pre-determined locations. They will spend a few moments at each stop handing out candy canes and collecting non-perishable food and toys for the Christmas Basket program, which is sponsored by the Folsom Police Department and Twin Lakes Food Bank. All donations benefit local families in need of a helping hand.

santaThe Police Department sponsors the Santa’s Sleigh program as a community-wide goodwill effort. Young children and their parents will know Santa’s sleigh is approaching when they hear the police and fire sirens, so listen up!

Please see the pre-determined routes below.
December 9- North of the river and Historic Folsom
December 10-Natoma Station, mid-town, Prairie Oaks
December 11-Empire Ranch
December 12-Briggs Ranch, Folsom Hills, mid-town
December 13-Lexington Hills, The Parkway
December 14-Broadstone, Prairie Oaks


  1. What a great way to use taxpayer dollars during a down economy!

    First you lay off police officers because the taxpayers won’t agree to be extorted for more, then you use the resources you have to run around town blasting your lights and siren in the name of “Christmas” and “charity”.

    May I assume that all the police and fire personnel are on volunteer time (which would be a violation of the FLSA)?

    Did you get a special exemption from the state legislature that permits you to use lights and siren on public streets for such a frivolous purpose?

    I have nothing against Christmas, but what do police cars and fire trucks running their sirens have to do with Christmas?

    Get the Chamber of Commerce to sponsor a horse drawn cart full of volunteer carolers, and I’ll donate. But take my money without asking to splurge on a boondoggle like this, and I’m not happy.

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