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Alpha Fire Company ready to offer Santa a tour of region

Each year, Santa and his elves make a special appearance throughout the Centre Region on Christmas Eve — on an Alpha firetruck.

Is Jolly Ol’ St. Nick trading his sled for a shiny red truck? Well, maybe just for a few hours.

Santa will leave Station 5 downtown between 4:30 and 5 p.m. on two concurrent routes, and begin a trek through several neighborhoods. So, if you want to catch Santa and his elves, below is their routes.

West Route

From Station 5 on South Atherton Street near West Beaver Avenue, 4:30-5 p.m., Santa will begin by heading onto West College Avenue toward Pine Hall.

Pine Hall

Pine Grove Mills


Chestnut Ridge

Greenleaf Manor

Park Forest

Fifteen-minute rest stop at Sheetz

Grays Woods

Overlook Heights

Return to Station 5

East Route

Leave Station 5 on South Atherton Street, 4:30-5 p.m.


Walnut Spring Grove

Houserville/Clover Highlands/Spring Creek/Spring Lea Acres

Fifteen minute rest stop at Sheetz

Penn Hills


Dalevue/Center Hills

Return to Station 5