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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

2018 Santa Mobile Coming to your Neighborhood

 Date  Time  Tumwater Neighborhoods
 December 1  4 p.m.  Tumwater Hill
 December 2  4 p.m.  Trails End, Henderson, Deschutes Cove
 December 3  6 p.m.  Elm Street, East Dennis
 December 4  6 p.m.  Lake Park Dr., Trosper Rd., Eagles Landing, Louise St.,  Fiesta Ct., Trosper Hill
 December 5  6 p.m.  Glenwood Park, Gold Creek
 December 6  6 p.m.  Bonniewood,  West X Area, Monaco Dr., Deschutes Cove
 December 7   6 p.m.  Sunrise Ridge at Somerset
 December 8  10 a.m.   Tumwater Fred Meyer 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 December 8
5 p.m.   Tree Lighting Ceremony City Hall
 December 9   4 p.m.   Hoadly Lp., Cathy Ct.,  Lorne, South, Armstrong, Middle, Primrose, Delta
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.  Littlerock Road,  Allimore Carriage Estates
December 12  6 p.m.   Linwood, Sapp Rd., 48th Ave., Simmons Mill
December 13 6 p.m.  Alpine Village, West Lee, Palermo Valley
December 14 6 p.m.  Somerset, Westridge
December 15 4 p.m.   Mirasett, Bronington, Kirsop Village
December 16 4 p.m.  Lake Susan Area, The Farm, Deschutes Highlands Area
December 17 6 p.m.  The Preserve
December 18  6 p.m.   Make Up Day
 December 19 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 at 5:30 p.m. at the North End Tumwater Fire Station, 405 Linwood Avenue SW, in Tumwater.

To learn more, contact the City Volunteer Coordinator at or (360) 252-5424.

Santa Mobile Volunteer Printable FlyerPDF file 

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