FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Santa Claus is coming to town thanks to five local fire departments, and one department will have a picture with Santa day. So if you have been nice this year read on to find out where you can see the big man from the North Pole. 

Community Volunteer Fire Department (Sta. 25) will host "Pictures with Santa" Dec. 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 710 Hamilton Street.

It is free to take a picture, but families are asked to donate a non-perishable food item, to benefit the Franklin Food Bank. 

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East Franklin Fire Department (Sta. 27),  will have its annual "Santa Run" this weekend on Saturday, Dec.16, and Sunday, Dec. 17, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

If you are looking for Santa to stop near your residence simply email Captain Ryan Daughton at

Middlebush Volunteer FD (Sta. 44)

Saturday, Dec. 16, 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm Santa will be at Thompson Park, in the area of Amwell Road & South Middlebush Road, or the firehouse at 21 Olcott Street if it rains. 

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Somerset Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. (Sta. 56)

Santa Tour is as follows:

Friday, Dec. 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. JFK Boulevard and Demott Lane south of New Brunswick Road.  The ride takes about four hours. 

Saturday, Dec. 16, starting at 1:30 p.m. Avalon Development. Starting at 3:30 p.m. Cedar Grove Lane, DeMott Lane north of New Brunswick Road and then Emerson Road, Easton Avenue North neighborhoods. The ride takes about 5 hours. 

Elizabeth Ave. Fire Co. (Sta. 26)

Friday, Dec. 22 from 6-9 pm Summerfields area Saturday, Dec. 23, from 2-9 pm (Worlds Fair, Somerset Hills area).

Millstone Valley FD (Sta. 28)

Saturday, Dec. 23, 3-4:30 pm Wildflower Ridge/Van Cleff area and at  6-8 pm East Millstone/Millstone Borough and at 8 pm visit Santa after the tour at the firehouse.

Editor's note: Email with any questions. 

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