(2023) Fire Truck Santa Will Visit 75 Neighborhoods in Upstate, SC

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Did you know that Greenville & Spartanburg’s fire departments have an honorary team member who lives in the North Pole? It’s true, and seeing Santa on a firetruck in Greenville, SC, and Spartanburg, SC has solidified a tradition for many families. Santa will visit close to 80 neighborhoods around the Upstate by firetruck, spreading Christmas joy!

He’s really busy this time of year, so the most efficient way to get a last peek at all of the good boys and girls of the Upstate is to hitch a ride with first responders and zip through neighborhoods. Reindeer magic only works at night, in case you were wondering, so this is the best way!

Santa on a Firetruck: Greenville, SC Neighborhoods

Local first responders are giving Santa a tour of the Upstate! See if he’s coming to your neck of the woods.

Santa Visiting Greenville Neighborhoods

Clear Springs Fire Department Santa

The Clear Springs Fire Department has a long list of neighborhoods – 75 to be exact – they are going to this year with their Santa truck. They aren’t going to every street in each neighborhood though or they’d be out there all of December. A couple of things to note:

  • The truck will leave the night of the Santa run between 6-6:30 pm unless there is an emergency.
  • Please don’t call the fire station to ask about the Santa truck. It ties up the line and could hinder emergency responses.
  • The fire truck goes to the neighborhoods that pay taxes to support that specific fire station so if your neighborhood isn’t on the list, it doesn’t mean the fire station doesn’t love you. It just means that is how the government works.

Here’s the list of the Santa fire truck route and maps are linked here:

December 11, 2023
  • Chatham Woods
  • Waverly Hall
  • Stonehaven
  • Avondale Heights
  • River Walk
  • Squires Creek.
  • Twin Creeks
  • Windsor Creek
  • Kilgore Point
  • Savannah
  • Briar Oaks
  • Whitehall Plantation
December 12, 2023
  • Ansley Crossing
  • Memory Care
  • Gilder Chase
  • The Trails at Windsor Forest
  • Waters Run
  • Adam’s Creek
  • Matterson Brook
  • Connors Creek
  • Adam’s Run
  • Magnolia Place
  • Creekwood
  • Jonesville Landing
  • Davis Estates
  • Fieldmont: Kentmont Ln
  • Oakwind Estates
December 13, 2023
  • Townes at Five Forks
  • Chestnut Pond
  • Gresham Woods
  • Sparrow’s Point
  • Larkspur Pointe
  • The Overlook at Bells Creek
  • Bells Creek
  • Upland Farms
  • Bruce Farm
  • Highland Creek
  • Woodland Chase
December 14, 2023
  • Nelson’s Creek
  • Revis Falls
  • Gilder Creek
  • Gresham Park
  • Maple Creek
  • Shellbrook Plantation
  • Walnut Ridge
  • Kelsey Glen
  • Rebecca Acres
  • Copper Creek
December 15, 2023
  • Bennett’s Grove
  • Carson’s Pond
  • Laurel Grove
  • Laurel Lakes
  • Knob Hill Plantation
  • Ellington Park
  • Ledgestone
  • Woods Forest
  • Stonewood Manor
  • Carolee Way
  • Parker’s Landing
  • Edgewater
  • Fieldmont: Fieldmont Circle
  • Lockland Park
  • The Landing and The Cove at Savannah Pointe
December 16, 2023
  • Kilgore Farms
  • Raven Wood
  • Lori Drive
  • Chastain Glen
  • Five Forks Plantation
  • Coachman Plantation
  • Coachwood Forest
  • Kingswood Circle
  • Hawthorne Ridge
  • Renwood
  • Savannah Pointe
  • Enoree Point

In case of bad weather, there will be makeup dates on December 18th and 19th, 2023. Follow the Clear Spring Fire Rescue Facebook page for any updates due to weather.

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Santa Visiting Spartanburg Neighborhoods

Christmas Eve from 5:45 – 9 PM | The Duncan Fire Department
The Town of Duncan will be visited by Santa on Christmas Eve. If you don’t see your street on the map linked below, you can usually catch the fire truck around Main Street as the route starts at Summer Tree apartments down to post-Oak Road, and back to Stribling’s funeral home.
View the Duncan Fire Dept. Santa Route

Christmas Eve starting at 8:30 PM | Inman Fire Department
Santa rides in Inman city limits on Christmas Eve starting at 8:30 pm. We will update with more information once it is released for 2023.

Santa on a firetruck in Spartanburg, South Carolina
Photo Credit: Tyger River FD, Lyman SC

Track Santa on Christmas Eve

Don’t worry if you weren’t able to catch a glimpse this year of Santa before his big day! We have two other ways for you to track him on his journey this week.

NORAD Tracks Santa

Since 1955, when a young man accidentally called the Continental Air Defense Command asking if they had seen Santa flying through the sky. The child had meant to call a Santa Hotline, however, the person who answered the phone that Christmas Eve just happened to be the Commander in Chief, Colonel Harry Shoup. The Colonel instructed his team to keep looking for Santa on the radar screens and at that moment a holiday tradition was born.

The NORAD Website comes back online on December 1st, 2022

To track Santa on Christmas Eve night, join the team at NORAD, and you will be able to watch them track “Big Red 1” in real-time as he makes his way across the world.

I Heart Radio’s North Pole Radio

The I Heart Radio streaming service has a station dedicated to all things Christmas that not only includes 24/7 Christmas music, but Santa will be checking in with listeners on Christmas Eve with Updates!

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