FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - It’s that time of year again when Santa will be traveling around town by fire truck, visiting the good children of Franklin. 

"The fire trucks will be out with our lights and sirens on, passing out candy canes and we will be accompanied by our very special guest in his sled, Santa Clause," an East Franklin Fire department flier reads. 

Santa will travel through Franklin Township district 3 on Dec. 14 and 15 between 9 am and 5 pm. To track Santa's course via the route tracker app TAP here to download, or email Asst. Chief Daughton at for path details or to request a special stop. 

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According to a post on the Elizabeth Avenue Volunteer Fire department's Facebook page, Santa will also make a breakfast visit on Dec. 7, from 9 am to 12 pm, at 2 Wiley Drive. TAP here for details. 

Community Volunteer Fire Department (Sta. 25) will host its annual "Santa Run" Dec. 17 – 20 from 7 pm to 9 pm throughout District 3 (rain date Dec. 21 9 am to 12 noon). 

CVFD will also host "Pictures with Santa" Dec. 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 710 Hamilton Street. You can bring a gift for Santa to give to your child. Donate a non-perishable food item, and it will go to the Franklin Food Bank.

Please email or call our tip line 908-279-0303 ext. 257 with details of any other planned holiday celebrations.  

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