Santa Claus and his friends from the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Volunteer Association have their pre-Christmas travel plans finalized for next month throughout South Kitsap. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News 2017)

Santa Claus and his friends from the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Volunteer Association have their pre-Christmas travel plans finalized for next month throughout South Kitsap. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News 2017)

Here comes Santa Claus!

St. Nick and his band of SKFR volunteers will make stops throughout December.

PORT ORCHARD — Santa Claus and his helpers from the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Volunteer Association once again will travel along the streets of South Kitsap as part of their annual Santa Run fun.

Santa and friends will be handing out candy canes and treats while collecting food items for the South Kitsap Helpline food bank and donations from well-wishers.

The merry band on-board a firefighting apparatus will make their first foray from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 along Tremont Street from South Kitsap Boulevard to Sidney Street. Then the following day, Saturday, Dec. 1, they will make a morning stop from 8 to noon at Fire Station No. 8 for Breakfast with Santa. That evening, Santa makes his annual visit to the Port Orchard Chimes and Lights Festival’s City Hall tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.

Other stops during the holiday season:

Sunday, Dec. 2: 4-5:15 p.m., Tufts Avenue; 5:30 p.m., tree lighting at Stormwater Park; 6:30-8 p.m., Manchester area.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: 6:30-8 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Fred Meyer store.

Friday, Dec. 7: 6-9 p.m., Grand Ridge, Jackson to Lund avenues.

Saturday, Dec. 8: 4-9 p.m., California Avenue from Chester to Mile Hill Drive.

Sunday, Dec. 9: 4-8 p.m., Kelowana Place Southeast and Conifer Park.

Tuesday, Dec. 11: 6:30 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus at Olalla Elementary for story reading “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Wednesday, Dec. 12: 6-8 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus at Albertsons on Olney Avenue.

Friday, Dec. 14: 6-9 p.m., Mariners Glen and Parkwood area.

Saturday, Dec. 15: 4-9 p.m., Parkview Terrace, Little Tree Circle.

Tuesday, Dec. 18: 4-8 p.m., Anderson Hill Road, The Ridge at McCormick Woods.

Wednesday, Dec. 19: 6-8 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus at Walmart on Bethel Avenue.

Friday, Dec. 21: 6-9 p.m., Chanting Circle and McCormick Meadows.

Saturday, Dec. 22: 4-9 p.m., Sedgwick Road, Bethel to Jackson and other areas previously missed.

Sunday, Dec. 23: 4-8 p.m., East Port Orchard area and Lund area, Bethel to Jackson avenues.

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