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Santa is Coming to Oakland This Weekend

The fire department will escort Old Saint Nick around town collecting toys and food, and spreading good cheer.

It's that time of year again.

The Oakland Fire Department will be bringing Santa Claus around Oakland on their fire trucks on Saturday and Sunday, according to Oakland Fire Chief Robert Knapp. 

"In addition to being a drop off point for the Oakland Police Departments PBA Toy Drive we will also be a drop off point for the Oakland Woman's Club Food Drive at each stop," Knapp said. 

The toys and food collected will be distributed to Oakland residents in need.

"Your support for either cause would be greatly appreciated," Knapp said.

A schedule of the stops is below, all times are approximate: 

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • 10:40 a.m. Stone Fence Rd. & Martha Pl.
  • 11 a.m. Grove St. & Nielsen Ave.
  • 11:20 a.m. Ryerson St. & Spear St.
  • 11:40 a.m. Dogwood Dr. & Dogwood Hill School
  • Noon - Walton St. & McNomee St.
  • 12:20 p.m. Sheffield St. & Hopper St.
  • 12:40 p.m. Academy Circle & Walton St.
  • 1 p.m. Aspen Way
  • 1:20 p.m. Grandview Ave. & Jerome Ave.
  • 1:40 p.m. Spring Ave. & Hillside Ave.
  • 2 p.m. Nokomis Ave. & Morton Pl.
  • 2:20 p.m. Rockaway Ave. & Huron Ave.
  • 2:40 p.m. Mohawk Ave. & Lakeshore Dr.
  • 3 p.m. Second St. & Roosevelt Blvd 

Sunday, Dec. 23

  • 10:20 a.m. Andrew Ave. & Comanche Tr. 
  • 10:40 a.m. Algonquin Tr. & Iroquois Ave.
  • 11 a.m. Geronimo Way & Massasoit Tr.
  • 11:20 a.m. Manito Ave. & Iroquois Ave.
  • 11:40 a.m. Hiawatha Blvd. & Mountain Lakes Dr.
  • Noon - Ithaca Pl. & Seton Hall Dr.
  • 12:20 p.m. Yale Way & Princeton Terr.
  • 12:40 p.m. Cardinal Dr. & Robin Lane
  • 1 p.m. Allen Drive & Thackeray Rd.
  • 1:20 p.m. Wellesley Dr. & Mt. Holyoke Dr.
  • 1:40 p.m. Calumet Ave. & Seminole Ave.
  • 2 p.m. Thunderbird Dr. & Apache Dr.
  • 2:20 p.m. Brandywine Pl. & Heath Rd.
  • 2:40 p.m. Crooked Hill & Boulder Run
  • 3 p.m. Kingsley Evans & River Dell

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