STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-December 7, 2020-Instead of calling on Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, Santa has asked to use the Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue’s (SSFR) Big Red Sleigh to share the holiday spirit and joy of the season with the Yampa Valley over twelve days leading up to Christmas.
“The station received a call last night from an unknown telephone number claiming to be an associate of Santa Claus,” chimed Firefighter/Paramedic Marnie Smith with SSFR. “They said Santa was looking for a way to visit the Yampa Valley and all the good boys and girls and asked if he could ride on atop our sleigh so his reindeer could rest for the big day.”
Over the twelve days leading up to Christmas, Santa Claus will visit a different neighborhood atop a bright red fire truck each evening. The parade is anticipated to last approximately one-hour and travel through the areas listed below. A tentative schedule may change due to weather, road conditions and staff availability.
“Santa knew it was more important than ever to share the holiday spirit and continue to be kind, compassionate and caring for all,” continued Smith. “We’re more than happy to assist Santa and know a few of our firefighters need some holiday points to get on the ‘good list’!”
Make the holiday spirit go further and a whole lot brighter by dropping off a gift card in a secure box at the front door of the Mountain Fire Station or Steamboat Pilates. Santa will distribute the cards to those in need across the Yampa Valley and spread much needed holiday cheer.
West Routt Fire and North Routt Fire Districts are also working with Santa on a night tour. Kris Kringle and local fire agencies ask everyone to view in a socially distance manner and that you please stay in your neighborhood and not travel to other locations. Check steamboatsprings.net/BigRedSleigh for details, routes and cancellations.
Chuck Cerasoli, Fire Chief, 970.879.7170 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email