HAMILTON, NJ --  Santa Claus will be making his way around Hamilton Township before Christmas to see who is naughty and who is nice.   He will be accompanied by his helpers from the various Hamilton Township fire companies.   Santa and his helping "elves" can be spotted throughout Hamilton beginning on Friday evening until Christmas Eve when he has to load up his sleigh and deliver presents.  

Santa's schedule in Hamilton Township is as follows: 

Fire District 2: Mercerville Fire Company: Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24 starting at 5:00 pm (routes will be posted on the Mercerville Fire Facebook page) 

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Fire District 3: Rusling Fire House Company Sunday, December 22 starting at 10:00 am 

Fire District 6: White Horse Fire Company: Saturday, December 21 starting at 2:00 pm (rain date, Sunday, December 22)

Fire District 7: Nottingham Fire Company: Friday, December 20 , Saturday, December 21, and Sunday, December 22 starting at 4:00 pm

Fire District 8: Colonial Fire Company: Saturday, December 21 beginning approximately at dusk

Fire District 9: Groveville Fire Company: Saturday, December 21 starting at 3:00 pm (rain date Sunday, December 22) 

The fire agencies reminded residents to take important safety tips during the holidays including checking light cords for any breakage or fraying; keeping a live tree away from heat sources; and making sure an artificial tree is fire resistant.  Only use outdoor decorations outside and don't use electric lights on metallic trees.  The firefighters finally reminded everyone to turn off holiday lights when they go to bed and keep children, pets and decorations away from candles.  

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