Santa began his annual trek to Portsmouth neighborhoods on Monday evening, Dec. 2, according to OnAquidneck.com.
Pulled by a tractor, Santa and his sleigh drove down West Main Road to hear the Christmas wishes of every boy and girl.
Santa Claus will make his way through various Portsmouth neighborhoods through Dec. 10. The sleigh will pass by houses every evening except on Sundays. In the event of rain or severe weather conditions, the sleigh will not travel.
Rain is in the forecast for this Thursday and Friday evening.
This year, Santa Claus will not make his traditional visit to the Glen Manor House. The annual Christmas open house at the Glen Manor House has been cancelled this year due to scheduled demolition of the former Elmhurst School.
However, Santa will still visit neighborhoods and Portsmouth children.
Santa would also like to visit special needs children or children who cannot leave the house. Parents who would like Santa to make a visit are asked to e-mail email@example.com.
The event is organized every year by a group of volunteers and is not a town or fire department-sponsored event.
The schedule is subject to change and is always weather permitting.
Santa Claus' schedule as of Nov. 14.
This schedule is subject to change and weather permitting.
Monday, Dec. 2 — Common Fence Point, borders from Anthony Road to Mt. View Road, Attleboro Avenue to Narragansett Boulevard; Narragansett Bay to West Main Road; Portsmouth Abbey, Cory's Lane to Debra Drive.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 — The Hummocks and Island Park; Route 24 to Seaconnet Boulevard, Cliff Avenue to Boyd's Lane; West Main Road to East Main Road; Hedly Street south to Locust Avenue and Thurston Avenue on the east.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 — Pocasset and Botelho Heights; Terminal Road to Anthony Road, Narragansett Bay to Rout 24; Sakonnet River to East Main Road, plus Schoolhouse Lane, Martens Road area; Sherwood Drive to north of Vanderbilt Lane.
Thursday, Dec. 5 — Portsmouth Park area; Sakonnet River west to Route 24 or East Main Road, Boyd's Lane south to Bourbon Street, or Child Street; Sakonnet River to East Main Road, Vanderbilt Lane south to Sandy Point Avenue and Eastover Road.
Friday, Dec. 6 — East Main Road to Narragansett Bay; Mare Terrace south to Willow Lane area; Sequoia Lane south to Patriots Drive (including all side streets off Patriots Drive); East Main Road to Union Street beyond the Green Valley Country Club, Madison Way South to Belmont Drive, Oakland Farms.
Saturday, Dec. 7 — Sakonnet River to East Main Road, Child Street, south to Prospect Lane; Middletown town line from Mitchell's Lane north to Sandy Point Avenue; Moitoza Lane east to Sakonnet River.
Monday, Dec. 9 — East Main Road to West Main Road, Dexter Street to Hedly Street; Middletown town line to Bramans Lane, Greenvale Road, south to Georgetown Apartments, east to the Sakonnet River.
Tuesday, Dec. 10 —Sakonnet River to East Main Road, Prospect Lane to Fairview Lane; Middletown town line to Raytheon; Narragansett Bay to Union Street west of the Green Valley Country Club.
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