Spot Santa on a Fire Truck: Santa Runs in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter

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Spot Santa out and about as he travels through neighbourhoods on a fire truck spreading Christmas cheer in the lead up to Christmas Day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some Santa runs are still distributing lollies while others aren’t. Santa won’t be able to get up close like in previous years but will be happy to give you and your family a wave.

There are a number of participating brigades, both NSW Fire & Rescue and NSW Rural Fire Brigades. Please note that all times are approximate due to potentially being called out to respond to calls. Check their Facebook page for the latest updates.

Here is the Fire Brigade Santa Run list for Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter, organised in date order. The article is currently being updated as events get confirmed so please note that there are a number of events still yet to be confirmed for 2021.

If we’ve missed one, let us know via a DM on Facebook or email us. Massive thanks to all participating fire stations. It’s much appreciated and a great way to spread some much-needed Christmas cheer!

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Singleton Lolly Run

Monday December 6 – Friday 10 December

The Singleton Fire Brigade Social Club, with the support of local businesses and the community, will again be taking Santa around the streets of Singleton sharing Lollies to all who line the streets waiting to see him each afternoon. Please wait at your nearest corner and stand safely back from the edge of the road. The run runs from 4pm – 8pm with a different area covered each night.

  • Monday 6 December: Glennridding, between John Street, George Street and South Singleton
  • Tuesday 7 December: Darlington and Dunolly, Queen Street through to Greenwood Avenue
  • Wednesday 8 December: Entire Singleton Heights and The Pinnacle
  • Thursday 9 December: Hunterview and Pioneer Road
  • Friday 10 December: McDougals Hill, Maison Dieu , Gowrie

For more information, visit the Singleton Lolly Run Facebook page.

East Maitland Rural Fire Brigade

Monday 6 December to Thursday 9 December

The East Maitland RFS is doing Lolly Runs accompanied by Santa and his elves on the following dates. Santa will depart from the marked start point on each map at 5pm on Monday 6 December, Wednesday 8 December and Thursday 9 December. Santa will depart from the marked start point on each map at 5pm. Due to Santa’s very busy schedule, these are the only areas they will be covering. COVID Safe Guidelines will apply.

Monday 6 December – East Maitland / Rathluba

Click here for route marked on East Maitland / Rathluba map

Wednesday 8 December – Ashtonfield

Click here for route marked on Ashtonfield map

Thursday 9 December – Metford

Click here for route marked on Metford map

For more information, visit the East Maitland RFS Facebook page.

Santa Run by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 202 Abermain

Sunday 12 December and Sunday 19 December 2021

Santa will be doing the rounds thanks to Fire & Rescue NSW Station 202 Abermain. The Weston area will be on Sunday 12 December and everyone in Abermain on Sunday 19 of December. More details and timing to be announced closer to the date.

For more information, visit the Fire and Rescue NSW Station 202 Facebook page.

Santa’s Lolly Run by Darlington Rural Fire Brigade

Thursday 16 December & Thursday 24 December 2021

Darlington Rural Fire Brigade are once again teaming up with Santa to partake in their annual lolly run to Singleton’s Hunter Highlands and Retreat Estate. 

Thursday 16 December – Hunter Highlands from 6pm.

Thursday 24 December – Retreat and Surrounding Areas starting from Darlington station at 5pm

Click here for routes marked on map

For more information, visit the Darlington RFS Facebook event.

Santa’s Lolly Run by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 455 Rutherford

Friday 17 December – Sunday 19 December

NSW Fire & Rescue Rutherford are doing a Lolly Run in 2021. The Santa Lolly Run will go ahead the weekend before Christmas covering Telarah, Rutherford and Aberglasslyn. These dates are planned but may change at any time due to weather or being called to incidents. More information to come.

  • Friday 17 December – Location to be announced starting at 4pm
  • Saturday 18 December – Location to be announced starting at 12pm
  • Sunday 19 December – Location to be announced starting at 12pm

For more information, visit the Santas Lolly Run Facebook page.

Santa Run by Peninsula Rural Fire Brigade (Morisset Peninsula)

Friday 17 December – Sunday 19 December

Peninsula Rural Fire Brigade are doing a Santa Run. Listen for the sirens and look for the fire truck.

  • Friday 17 December – Bayside Retirement Village, Lakeview & Lakeside Retirement Villages, Marconi Road areas and Aquilo Estate.
  • Saturday 18 December from 9am- Yarrawonga Park, Balcolyn, Silverwater, Sunshine, Mirrabooka, Brightwaters, Windermere Park, Trinity Point, Morisset Park and Wineries.
  • Sunday 19 December from 9am – Bonnells Bay, staring at Station Street and ending at Waikiki areas.

For more information, visit the Peninsula Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page.

Santa Run by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 382 Morpeth

Saturday 18 December

Morpeth Station is pleased to announce they will be delivering Santa Claus to the local community on Saturday 18 December 2020. Santa will be on the fire truck with his helpers handing out lollies. More details to come.

For more information, visit the Fire and Rescue NSW Station 382 Facebook page.

Santa Run by Cooranbong Rural Fire Brigade

Saturday 18 December & Sunday 19 December 2021

Volunteer firefighters will be escorting Santa around Cooranbong over two days on Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th of December. Details to come.

For more information, visit the Cooranbong Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page.

Wangi Lolly Run

Saturday December 18 & Sunday 19 December

The Wangi Lolly Run is happening in 2021. The Wangi Lolly Run with the support of local businesses and the community, will be taking Santa around the streets of Wangi, Rathmines, Arcadia Vale and Buttabasharing Lollies to all who line the streets waiting to see him. On Saturday 18 December, he’ll be travelling from Rathmines to Buttaba while on Sunday 19 December, you’ll see him in Arcadia Vale to Wangi Wangi. More details to come.

For more information, visit the Wangi Lolly Run Facebook page.

Lochinvar Rural Fire Brigade

Thursday 23 December

The members of Lochinvar Rural Fire Brigade will be bringing Santa around to distribute some lollies and much needed Christmas cheer locals. The areas, they will be covering are Lochinvar, Windella, Oswald Lane, Gosforth, Anambah, Farley, Windermere and Loche Hill Estate.

For more information and updates, visit the Lochinvar RFS Facebook page.

Santa Run by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 251 Cardiff

Date to be announced.

The annual Lolly Run by Cardiff 251 is going ahead this year with the date to be confirmed. The fire truck will take to the streets to deliver some little goodie bags for the kids located within their local area. More details and street information will be posted closer to the date as well as requirements to ensure the event is COVID safe.

For more information, visit the Fire and Rescue NSW Station 251 Facebook page.

Santa Run by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 374 Maitland

Date to be announced.

Maitland Fire Station & Santa will again be delivering lollies to all the children in the surrounding area this year. More details to come.

For more information, visit the Fire and Rescue NSW Station 374 Facebook page.

UNCONFIRMED FOR 2021

Santa Run by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 392 Muswellbrook

Date to be announced.

For more information, visit the Fire and Rescue NSW Station 392 Muswellbrook Facebook page.

Cameron Park Rural Fire Brigade

Date to be announced.

For more information, visit the Cameron Park RFS Facebook page.

Santa Run by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 498 Holmesville

Date to be announced.

For more information, visit the Fire and Rescue NSW Holmesville Station 498 Facebook page.

Santa Run by Central Rural Fire Brigade in Cessnock

Date to be announced.

For more information, visit the Central Rural Fire Brigade page.

Santa Run by Thornton Rural Fire Brigade

Date to be announced.

For more information, visit the Thornton RFS Facebook page.

Santa Run by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 432 Raymond Terrace

Date to be announced.

For more information, visit the Fire and Rescue NSW Station 432 Facebook page.

Santa Run by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 500 Tingira Heights

Date to be announced.

For more information, visit the Fire & Rescue NSW Station 377 Tingira Heights Facebook page.

Santa Run by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 377 Minmi

Date to be announced.

For more information, visit the Fire & Rescue NSW Station 377 Minmi Facebook page.


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