15th Annual Kensington Fire-Rescue

Santa's Express

Surprise your child and support our department....


It’s that time of year again.  Here is the information for Santa’s Express for 2021.  Please be sure to read through all of it as we have to keep a lot of our processes the same as last year due to COVID-19.  Thanks everyone and we appreciate your continued support for our Volunteer Organization!

Please read this entire page, as there are a number of adjustments this year that we have had to make to be able to hold our event.

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! For a donation of $10 per child, Santa, assisted by firefighters from the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, will deliver a Christmas present to your child using a real fire truck! REMINDER: The delivery address MUST be within the Town of Berlin. Please understand though, that this event is contingent on the status of COVID-19 and the guidelines and procedures set forth by the local health department.  In the event that the local health department has us cancel the event, all donations will be returned to each participant.

Here's how it works: 

Step 1: Register and donation drop will be online this year!

All slots for Santa have been taken and we are sold out! Thank you all for your support this year!

Once delivery dates and times have been set, rescheduling will be extremely difficult, so please be sure to check the date you have chosen. Dates are on a first come first serve basis. Also, please understand that Santa has a limited amount of time at each stop so please try and write all children that may be in attendance.

** NOTE: We will not be accepting payments online.  You will pay for your stop at gift dropoff.  The donation is still $10 per child.  After you register online, you will receive an email asking you to pick a gift dropoff date.  In the event that you don't come to your dropoff date or are unable to reach you, you will lose your spot that you registered for and it will be given to someone else.

Step 2:  Be on the lookout for delivery times.

Notification of delivery times will be made the week of Nov. 8th, 2021, after all registrations have been processed, by email or phone if your email is not working.  ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE FINAL ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN RECEIVED VIA EMAIL/PHONE.

Step 3:  Drop off your gift for Santa to deliver.

Gift drop off will take place at the Kensington Fire House, 880 Farmington Ave., Kensington from Nov. 16, 2021 – Nov. 18, 2021. Gift drop off times will occur as follows: Tues, Wed. & Thurs. between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Dropoff will be a bit different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  You will pull up in your car and members will come out to greet you at a distance and retrieve your gifts from either the back seat or trunk.  You won't even need to get out of your vehicle.  Your items will be placed in bags and tagged with your stop.  Please make sure that each gift is wrapped and labeled clearly with each child's name.

Step 4: Here comes Santa!

Santa will be making his early deliveries on the following dates and times:

December 4th and 5th between 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

December 6th through the 10th between 5:50 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

December 11th and 12th between 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Please note the following changes for delivery this year due to COVID-19 restrictions (per the local health department regulations):

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!  Hope to see you at registration.

(If you have any questions please email us at santa@kensingtonfirerescue.org.)

Merry Christmas from Kensington Fire-Rescue!