Santa’s Express


11th 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 2017.  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!

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 Community Center this year.  It’s located at 230 Kensington Rd.  The date for registration is Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Please do not enter the Community Center until the start of registration at 6:00 p.m. We understand that many of you like to line up early to secure a spot but we are asking that everyone understand that this is not our facility, and that the Community Center was nice enough to let us use a room.  If you do decide to come early you may wait outside, but again, please do not enter the building 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 has been completed for this year and ALL SPOTS ARE BOOKED! 

Thank you to everyone who came out!


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 6th and will finish emailing everyone by November 10th.  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.

All notifications via email have been made.

If you didn’t receive an email, please email us at and we will provide you with your time on your selected day.



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 14th, 15th, and 16th, 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 1st 5:50 p.m. – 8 p.m.

o   December 2nd & 3rd11:50 a.m. – 8 PM

o   December 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th5:50 p.m. – 8 PM

o   December 9th & 10th 11:50 a.m. – 8 PM.

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!