Ho, Ho, Ho! Here Comes Cabin John Park VFD’s Annual Santa Run!

Ho, Ho, Ho! Here Comes Cabin John Park VFD’s Annual Santa Run!

It’s an annual holiday highlight in the Bethesda, Potomac, and Cabin John neighborhood where CJP VFD is the designated first responder. Every night for more than two weeks, starting Dec. 7, our brightly bedecked fire engine, AKA Santa’s Sleigh, will roll through, lights flashing and music blaring, with Santa perched atop waving greetings to all.

Check the schedule below to see when he’ll pass through your neighborhood. His sleigh usually heads out around 6 p.m. and returns to the station—oops, stable—at 9 p.m. Follow his progress on your GPS here.

The pandemic has forced Santa to make some changes this year to keep everyone safe. His sleigh will not stop for pictures or any other reason. He would love to see you at the bottom of your driveway, but please do not congregate with neighbors. 

And while Santa will gladly accept toys to be donated to kids, you will have to put them directly into the pickup truck that will follow the sleigh. Or you can drop them off at either CJP station, Station 10 on River Rd. or Station 30 on Falls Rd. near Oaklyn Dr. A box for toys will be located outside each station.

Your generous donations will go to National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda and, in conjunction with Montgomery County Police, the Scotland Drive Community Association. 

Remember, weather plays havoc with Santa’s schedule. Monitor our social media and website for changes. 

2020 SCHEDULE        

Monday, December 7                           
Fox Meadow                          
River Oaks Farm                                      
Potomac Farm Estates                           
Potomac Hills                           
Potomac Manors                                     
Great Falls Estates                                   
Potomac Falls Estate                              

Tuesday, December 8                           
Mountain Gate                                         
Eagle Rock                                
Natelli Woods                          
Potomac Ranch                       
River Falls                                 
Fawsett Farms                        

Wednesday, December 9                                      
Congressional Manor                             
Carderock Springs                                    
The Palisades                          

Thursday, December 10                       
Bradley Hills Grove                                  
Make up missed runs                             

Friday, December 11                             
River Road Estates                                   
Williamsburg Estates                              
The Village                               
Williamsburg Gardens                            

Saturday, December 12                       
Seven Locks Hills                                      
Burning Tree Estates                               
Rose Hill Estates                                       
Stonehurst Center                                    

Sunday, December 13                           
Cabin John                                
Cabin John Park                                        
Congressional Country Club Estates                    

Tuesday, December 15                         
Congressional Country Club Estates                    
West Bethesda Park                               
Bradley Park                            
Burning Tree Valley                                 
Frenchmen’s Creek                                 

Wednesday, December 16                                    
Locust Ridge                             
Oakwood Knolls                     
Make up missed runs                             

Thursday, December 17                       
Alvermar Woods                    
Potomac Hunt Acres                               
Merry Go Round Farms                         
Lake Potomac                         
Stoney Creek Farms                               
Saddle Ridge                            

Friday, December 18                             
Potomac Village                     
Bradley Farms                         
McAuley Park                         
Kentdale Estates                    
Bradley Blvd Estates                               
Congressional Forest Estates                                 

Saturday, December 19                       
Bannockburn Estates                              
Al Marah                                   
Wilson Knolls (1st Due Only)                                  

Sunday-Tuesday, December 20-22                    
Make up missed runs                             

Thursday, December 24                       
Toy delivery