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
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
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.