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Rolling Sleigh Bells: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus will be visiting students across Fairfax County on Tuesday.

Rolling Sleigh Bells: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus will make his way to a few Fairfax County Public Schools on Tuesday.

Santa Claus will ride through the streets of Fairfax County on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle Tuesday, followed by a motorcade of his helpers in law enforcement. 

This is the 26th year local law enforcement agencies will participate in Santa's Ride for Children. The officers will collect presents and donations at police stations and other areas around the county which they will drop off to children at INOVA Fairfax Hospital Child Life Center and Georgetown Hospital Lombardi Cancer Center. The toys will also go to the Ronald McDonald House and Reston F.I.S.H.

As a "thank you" to children in some FCPS schools who collect toys, the officers, many of whom will ride on motorcycles, will escort Santa to each location on his list. The route includes Groveton, Clermont and Terra Centre elementary schools. 

Fairfax County Police Department and auxiliary police, the Falls Church Sheriff's Office, the Vienna Police Department, City of Fairfax Police, and Virginia State Police all take part in the ride. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Mrs. Claus and others joined Santa on his ride this year. 

He's leaving the sleigh at home and zipping around via motorcycle. Patch found out where the jolly man will be:

Santa’s South Fairfax County Route:

School Arrival Departure Groveton Elementary School 9:10 a.m. 9:40 a.m. Clermont Elementary School 10:10 a.m. 10:40 a.m. Terra Centre Elementary School 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m.

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