The parade will begin from the Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m. and go up and down a few of the main streets in town.

Santa Claus is coming to town!

To ride in fire truck parade through Minneota on Friday

Santa Claus is coming to town!
The jolly white-bearded man in the red velvet suit has not been able to make too many pre-Christmas promotional tours this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But Santa will make an appearance in Minneota beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday when he rides around town in one of the Minneota Fire Department trucks.
"(The fire department) haven't been able to do much this year because of the virus," said Grant Moore of the Minneota Fire Department. "I was watching an ad on TV that had Santa Claus and I thought we should do something for the kids."
So the firemen decided to parade Santa around town with the fleet of trucks all following in the parade.
"We're going to put lights on two of the trucks," said Moorse. "And the others will have their regular lights flashing."
The parade will begin from the Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m. and go up and down a few of the main streets in town. The trucks will follow Jefferson Street north to 5th Street, then over to Madison Street and travel south back to First Street. From there, the route travels onto to Monroe Street north again until 5th Street and the public school, turn east for one block until taking Jackson Street south across First Street, and then take East Lyon Street back toward the Fire Hall.
"We just want to bring some cheer to the kids before Christmas, and if they can’t sit on Santa's lap, at least hopefully seeing him does bring them some cheer," said Moorse.
Santa Claus generally makes an annual appearance in Minneota aboard a fire truck that drops him off at Bethel Fellowship Church during the North Pole Extravaganza in November. There, Santa Claus meets and greets kids and has his picture taken with them.
But this year's North Pole Extravaganza was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Santa Claus also made an appearance last week with the First Responders, passing out treats to the kids.

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