Santa Rides and Rides Again Throughout Bowie

Fire department seeks donations of canned goods during Santa’s visit to your neighborhood.


For many years, Santa Claus has greeted Bowie children while riding on a Bowie volunteer fire department truck. This year is no exception. Below is the schedule of when he will stop by your neighborhood.  

If Santa doesn't arrive on the scheduled night, it means either the weather was bad or there was a fire emergency. If that occurs, the fire department will visit on another evening.

Check the fire department’s website for adjustments to the schedule, if Santa doesn’t make it on the appointed day.

Firefighters will be collecting donations of canned goods for the Bowie Interfaith Pantry, the city’s major food bank. To donate, have your canned goods ready before Santa comes to your neighborhood.

Firefighters will stop and collect your donations at curbside when they see you at the end of your driveway. Last year, about 1,100 items were donated.     

The fire department also requests that parents keep their children from climbing on the equipment.

(Old Town Bowie):

Tuesday, Dec. 13-Steeple Chase

Wednesday, Dec. 14-Kimberwick and Patuxent Riding

Friday, Dec. 16-Belair Green & High Bridge Estates

Saturday, Dec. 17-Rockledge (6:30 p.m. start)

Sunday, Dec. 18-Whitehall (6:30 p.m. start)

Tuesday, Dec. 20-Old Town and Adnell Woods


(Free State):

Tuesday, Dec. 13-Chapel Forge, Whitehall and Tulip Grove

Wednesday, Dec.14-Forest Drive,  Sherwood Manor and Kenilworth

Thursday, Dec. 15-Overbrook, Saddlebrook East and Saddlebrook West

Friday, Dec. 16-Idlewilde, Yorktown and Victoria Heights

Saturday, Dec. 17-High Bridge and Fox Hill

Sunday, Dec. 18-Woodmont Estates, Westview Forest and Urbana


(Pointer Ridge):

Sunday, Dec. 18-Federal Hill Court, Peach Street, Peach Walker Drive, Pittsfield Lane, Pond Meadow, Plymouth Court, Perkins Lane, Perrell Lane, Pointer Ridge Ride, Port Echo Lane, Penn Manor Lane, Ashleigh Station Court, Devonwod Drive, Dunleigh Drive, Dennington Drive, Devonwood Drive, Patriot Lane and Pennsbury Drive.

Monday, Dec. 19-Nomad Drive, Nemo Drive, Alameda Drive, Atlantis Drive, Arden Forrest Lane, Apple Green Lane, Artesian Lane, Ann Arbor Lane, Appleton Lane, Alderwood Drive, Audobon Lane, Arbor Hill Lane and Ayrwood Lane.

Tuesday, Dec. 20-Danfield Dive, Danbury Drive, Debenham Drive, Dartford Lane, Delcastle Drive, Danube Lane, Danwood Lane, Dolebrook Lane, Driftwood Lane,  Dervish Court, Dolphin Way, Dahlia Drive, Pin Oak Parkway, Doveheart Lane,  Peachtree Lane and Peartree Drive.

Wednesday, Dec. 21-Jones Bridge Lane, Mary Bowie Parkway, Lanedale Court, Bloomfield Lane, Ashaway Lane, Madena Circle, Dormanville Boulevard, Coffren Place, Turner Wooten Parkway, Bottsford Avenue, Briarley Place, Hawley Lane, Abbeville Place, Woodmore Oaks Court, Jennings Mill Drive, Jamesview Lane, Jenkins Ridge Road, Jared Road, James Ridge Road, Jordan Pond Lane, Jerimiah Lane, Johnsberg Lane and Jodphur Drive.

pgcoresident December 14, 2011 at 07:04 PM
thank you!!!!
Michael Andrews December 19, 2011 at 11:42 PM
I also don't see Covington on the list...We saw Santa last year. Any word on that. thanks!!
Kevin combs December 20, 2011 at 02:56 AM
Missed Santa today how can we get our street (alembic lane) on the list. We have kids here too....
Stephanie December 24, 2011 at 05:45 PM
For some reason they skipped certain streets in the P-section. They did the street next to ours and usually we know it's another 30 min. till they get to us. The sirens blew and then stopped, blew then stopped and did this a couple more times but they never got to us. I guess they had to go on calls but the kids and I :) were a little disappointed.
Christina Anderson December 15, 2012 at 12:09 AM
I don't see hillmeade station on here either, did they leave us out too?


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