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The City’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a Drive-By Santa event from noon to 3 p.m. on Dec. 19 to help spread holiday cheer. 

Traveling by fire truck, Santa will make five-minute stops in each of Evanston’s nine wards. Residents are invited to come out, wave and take pictures of Santa as he travels along the route or at any of the 18 designated Santa Stops. Masks should be worn and a social distance of at least six feet from others, including Santa, should be maintained at all times.

Santa Stop Locations: 

·  Noon to 12:05 p.m. – Ridgeville Park District, 908 Seward St., (9th Ward)

·  12:10 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Brummel Park, Brummel Street and Elmwood Avenue (8th Ward)

·  12:20 p.m. to 12:25 p.m. – James Park, Dodge Avenue at Mulford Street (8th Ward)

·  12:30 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. – Southwest Park, Seward Street and Wesley Avenue (9th Ward)

·  12:40 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Robert Crown Community Center and Library, 1801 Main St. (4th Ward)

·  12:50 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. – Fitzsimmons Park, Elmwood Avenue and Lee Street (4th Ward)

·  1 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. – Penny Park, Lake Street and Ashland Avenue (2nd Ward)

·  1:10 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. (5th Ward)

·  1:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Cartwright Park, Prospect Avenue and Grant Street (6th Ward)

·  1:35 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. – Ackerman Park, Central Street and Elm Avenue (6th Ward)

·  1:45 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. – McCulloch Park, Jenks Street west of Eastwood Avenue (7th Ward)

·  1:55 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Lighthouse Beach/Park, 2611 Sheridan Road. (7th Ward)

·  2:05 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. – Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. (1st Ward)

·  2:15 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. – Firemen’s Park, Simpson Street and Maple Avenue (5th Ward)

·  2:25 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Raymond Park, Chicago Avenue and Grove Street (1st Ward)

·  2:35 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. – Public Parking Lot #24 at Main Street east of Sherman Avenue (4th Ward)

·  2:45 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. – Clark Square Park, Main Street and Sheridan Road (3rd Ward)

·  2:55 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Baker Park, Keeney Street and Forest Avenue (3rd Ward) 

Those wishing more information may call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.