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Posted on: December 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SSFR Big Red Sleigh Returns For Holidays

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 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-December 17, 2021-You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout because I’m telling you why - SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! Kris Kringle will be stopping into the Yampa Valley again and is asking to use the Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue’s (SSFR) Big Red Sleigh to share the holiday spirit and joy of the season. 

“The North Pole called the fire station and wanted to see if we would be good firefighters by helping Santa get around the valley,” chimed Fire Chief Chuck Cerasoli. “We didn’t hesitate to offer up our big red sleigh so his reindeer could rest for the big day.”

Over the four days leading up to Christmas, Santa along with Mrs. Claus, will visit four different neighborhood regions atop a bright red fire truck each evening starting Tuesday Dec. 21 through Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve.  

Last year’s COVID inspired event was a first and this year’s tour has been consolidated to four neighborhood areas over the four days. The parade route is anticipated to start at 4:30pm each evening and may take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to travel through the areas listed below. SSFR will do its best to get to everyone, but please understand that routes may change at the discretion of the driver and that day’s weather day.


 Tuesday, Dec. 21

Walton Creek, Bronc Buster, Chinook, Willowbrook, Eagle Ridge, Whistler, Meadow Lane, Timothy, Brome, Hunters dr., Village, Medicine Springs, Après Ski Way, Skyview Ln, Mt Werner

 Wednesday, Dec. 22

Silver Spur, Heritage Park, Steamboat II, Riverside, Honeysuckle, West Acres, West End Village, Conestoga, Indian Trails, Sunlight Dr, Dream Island

 Thursday, Dec. 23

Conifer Cir, Amethyst, Fish Creek, Harwigs Cir, Blue Sage, Steamboat Blvd, Tamarack, Cherry Dr, Wyatt Dr, Hillside, Mtn Vista, Sandhill Circle, High Point, Anglers, Fox/Fish Creek Trailer Park, Walton Ponds, Weiss Dr, Majestic, Clubhouse, Indian Summer, Mt Werner, UC Health ER, Barn Village

 Friday, Dec. 24

Fairview, Old Town, Crawford, The Blvd, Downtown Steamboat Neighborhoods, River Rd, Brooklyn, Howelsen, Yampa to 12th


“Santa had so much fun last year that he couldn’t miss out on visiting all the good boys and girls again this year,” continued Cerasoli. “We’re more than happy to assist and after last year’s tour, a few of our firefighter’s hearts actually grew three sizes larger by helping out just like what happened to the Grinch!” 

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue asks everyone to stay out of the road, dress warm and carry a flashlight. After the Big Red Sleigh Tour, kids can track Santa’s flight around the world on Christmas Eve HERE


Chuck Cerasoli, Fire Chief, 970.879.7170 or email
Andrea Sponseller, Firefighter/EMT, 970.879.7170 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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