Santa’s on his way to Port Orchard!

Jolly Old St. Nick to hand out treats to good boys and girls

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 onboard a firefighting apparatus will make their first foray from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 along Tremont Street from South Kitsap Boulevard to Sidney Street.

Santa makes his annual visit to the Port Orchard Chimes and Lights Festival’s City Hall tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7. Earlier that day, SKFRVA will host “Breakfast with Santa” at Fire Station 8 headquarters.

Other stops during the holiday season:

Saturday, Nov. 30, 4-9 p.m., Grand Ridge, Jackson Avenue to Lund, Hidden Creek

Sunday, Dec. 1, 4-8 p.m., California Avenue from Chester to Mile Hill Drive

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus to Fred Meyer

Friday, Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m., Kelowna Place Southeast and Conifer Park, Mariners Glen

Sunday, Dec. 8, 4-5:15 p.m., Tufts Avenue; 5:30 p.m., Santa to Storm Water Park for tree lighting; 6:30-8 p.m., North Alaska Avenue

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus at Olalla Elementary for story reading “T’was the Night Before Christmas”

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus at Albertsons, Onley Avenue

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6-8 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus at Walmart

Friday, Dec. 20, 6-9 p.m., Chanting Circle and McCormick Meadows

Saturday, Dec. 21, 4-9 p.m., Anderson Hill Road, The Ridge at McCormick Woods

Sunday, Dec. 22, 4-8 p.m., Parkview Terrace, Little Tree Circle