BARNEGAT, NJ -  While a group of business professionals gathered together to enjoy some cheer at the Barnegat/Waretown Chamber of Commerce meeting, in walked an amazing couple. His gray beard didn't stand a chance at masking the smile on his lips and in his eyes. Meanwhile, her coiffed hair and attire gave every clue as to role she brings to Barnegat's holiday celebrations. While Mr. and Mrs. Claus dropped by for some sweet talk, they left soon after to busy up for what's up next in Barnegat.

On Sunday, December 8th,  the jolly couple take a few minutes out of their busy schedule to celebrate Santa Sunday at the Mariners Masonic Lodge from 2:00 to 4:00  Visitors are requested to bring an unwrapped toy valued at no less than $10. These donated toys will be distributed to less fortunate children in the community by the Mariners Lodge.

If you're waiting for Santa to hit your neighborhood, here's the schedule supplied by Barnegat's Fire Department.  Of course, Santa's always watching so make sure you're on the "nice" list!

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Check out for a turn by turn list due to some new roads have been added, so your route my have changed some.

Dec 7th Sat: Windward area, Burr street and School Street downtown. (There will also be a open house for children to met Santa after the run.)

Dec 8th Sun: Timbers area and Memorial area.

Dec 11th Wed: Ocean Acres and Carriage way.

Dec 14th Sat: Settlers area

Dec 15th Sun: Pebble Beach, Atlantic Heights, and Downtown area.

Dec 16th Mon: Pinewood Estates and Brighton.

Once you see the flash of red go by, send us a message to add to our collection!