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Holiday Food Drive

Santa Mobile


Listen for the jolly sound of Christmas carols and watch for the twinkling lights, that’s when you’ll know the Santa Mobile is in your neighborhood.

Tumwater Fire Department elves drives the Santa Mobile, an antique fire engine, through our neighborhoods each December sharing good cheer and the spirit of holiday giving. Santa and his elves deliver candy canes along the way, and collect non-perishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Check the City Facebook page for cancellations.

Tumwater Fire Department, Firefighter's Union, Volunteer Firefighters, City staff, and community volunteers are proud to be a part of this community tradition.

Follow the City of Tumwater Facebook page for schedule or route updates.

Real-time Santa Tracking

2019 Santa Mobile Coming to your Neighborhood

 Date  Time  Tumwater Neighborhoods
 December 1 4 p.m.  Tumwater Hill
 December 2 6 p.m.  Linwood, Sapp Rd., 48th Ave., Simmons Mill
 December 3 6 p.m.  Sunrise Ridge at Somerset
 December 4 6 p.m.  Bonniewood, West X Area, Monaco Dr., Deschutes Cove
 December 5 6 p.m.  Glenwood Park, Gold Creek
 December 6 6 p.m.  Elm Street, East Dennis
 December 7  4 p.m.  Mirasett, Bronington, Kirsop Village
 December 8  4 p.m.   Trails End, Henderson 
 December 9  6 p.m.   Lake Park Dr., Trosper Rd., Eagles Landing, Louise St.,  Fiesta Ct., Trosper Hill
December 10 6 p.m.   Montair Clubhouse (6:15 p.m.), Breckenridge Hts. Clubhouse (6:45 p.m.), Firlands, Mottman
December 11 6 p.m.   The Preserve
December 12  6 p.m.   Alpine Village, West Lee, Palermo Valley
December 13 6 p.m.  Deschutes Highlands
December 14 10 a.m.  Tumwater Fred Meyer 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
December 14 5 p.m.  Tree Lighting Ceremony at Tumwater City Hall - Tumwater High School Area
December 15 4 p.m.    Hoadly Lp., Cathy Ct.,  Lorne, South, Armstrong, Middle, Primrose, Delta
December 16 6 p.m.  Somerset, Westridge
December 17 6 p.m.   (City Council) Littlerock Road,  Allimore Carriage Estates
December 18 6 p.m.   Lake Susan Area, The Farm
 December 19 6 p.m.   Make-Up Day
 December 20 6 p.m.  Make-Up Day


Volunteer to be an Elf

Help Santa Collect Donations for the annual Holiday Food Drive.

Santa and his elves deliver candy canes, and collect non-perishable food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Volunteers are needed to ride on the truck and help with collection of food in Tumwater neighborhoods.

Volunteers meet 30 minutes before event time at Tumwater Headquarters Fire Station, 311 Israel Road SW, in Tumwater.

Sign up online to volunteer. To learn more, contact the City Volunteer Coordinator at or (360) 252-5424.

Printable Santa Mobile Volunteer Flyer PDF file

Follow the City of Tumwater Facebook page for schedule or route updates.