Santa’s Express


12th Annual

Kensington Fire -Rescue Santa’s Express

Surprise your child and support Kensington Fire-Rescue….


Ho Ho Ho!  Santa is making stops early this year and he is teaming up with the Kensington Fire-Rescue looking for good girls and boys!

It’s that time of year again.  Here is the information for Santa’s Express for 2018.  Please be sure to read through all of it as we are trying to streamline a lot of our processes due to our growing popularity.  Thanks everyone and we appreciate your continued support for our Volunteer Organization!

REMINDER: The delivery address MUST be within the Town of Berlin.


Here’s how it works: 

Due to parking concerns last year, registration will be held at the Berlin Fairgrounds in the main Headquarters building in the middle of the fair this year.  It’s located at 430 Beckley Rd. in Berlin.  The date for registration is Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Parking will be in the south lot ONLY, the North lot will not be open.  We understand that many of you like to line up early to secure a spot.  The gates to the parking lot will open at approximately 12pm, however the inside gate to the fair itself will not open until a later time closer to registration.  We ask that if you come early and want to line up, that you form a line at the main gate.

 If you do decide to come early you may wait outside, but again, please do not enter the fair looking to register until the 6:00 p.m. start time.  One of our members from the Fire Dept. will be there to let you in.

Please make sure to bring with you your donation of $10 per child, which is due at registration.

Just a helpful suggestion – Due to the amount of stops we are able to make, it may be helpful to sign up with a neighbor or jump in with another family to help ensure that you get a spot.  We hate to turn people away but it may be fun to turn your stop into a fun event or party for the holiday season.

As you know we have just over 250 stops that we make so this year we ask that everyone be very understanding when we say that we cannot switch dates, times, and or locations once they have been emailed to you.  Last year we were running very late on a lot of days due to these movements.  We want to make sure that everyone has an enjoyable time and experience, and gets enough time with Santa.

Registration is now complete.  We do have a few remaining spots on December 1st, 2nd, and 9th for the afternoon session (1130-4).  If you are interested, please email as soon as possible.  Thank you all for your support!


Notification of Delivery Date –  We will be notifying everyone, via email, of the date and time you will have for your Santa visit.  Because there are just over 250 emails that we will be sending out, please understand that this will take a few days.  We will be starting the process of emailing everyone with their date and time on November 5th and will finish emailing everyone by November 9th.  If you have not heard from us after the 10th of November please shoot us an email and we would be happy to look up your date and time.



Gift Drop Off – This year we are asking that all gifts, for your stop, fit inside a 55 gallon trash bag.  There will be one at registration for you to look at.  Please do not bring your gifts in a trash bag.  We will provide one for you.  Remember to have each gift wrapped and the child’s name clearly labeled on each gift.  You will be signing up for a gift drop off day on the date of registration.  Another email will be sent out reminding you of your date and of how gift drop off works.

Gift Drop off Dates this year will be:  November 13th, 14th, and 15th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department.


Santa visits this year will be as follows:

o   December 1 and 2 from 11:30AM  – 8 PM

o   December 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 from 5:50PM – 8PM

o   December 8 & 9 from 11:30AM – 8PM

Thanks Everyone and we can’t wait to see you at registration!

Now that you have seen our list, please check it twice because we hope this information has made the start of your holiday season so nice!

If you have any questions prior to the registration period, please contact us by email at

Merry Christmas from Kensington Fire-Rescue!