Santa gets fired up in Highlands this Saturday

Grand old man touring the district in a fire truck

Santa is making one of his annual appearances in the Highlands this Saturday (Dec. 12). Escorted by volunteers from the Highlands Fire Department, he’ll ride on a fire truck and hand out candy canes to as many residents as possible.

Crews will spend the morning in the eastern portion of the district, starting at 9:30 a.m., and will spend the afternoon in the western portion, wrapping up events at around 3 p.m.

Volunteers encourage members of the community to come out and meet them and to bring a non-perishable food item, which are being collected on behalf of the Goldstream Food Bank Society and the Westshore Christmas Hamper Fund.

Fire Chief Dean Ford said most years they end up with an overflowing full-sized pickup truck filled with donations.

For route information, call 250-474-2633 or visit