Santa’s Express

13th 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 2019.  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!


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.

Here’s how it works: 

Step 1: Register and donation drop off in person.

 Registration will take place IN PERSON at 6:00 p.m. on October 16th at the Berlin Fair Grounds, 430 Beckley Rd. East Berlin, CT to accommodate parking needs.

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.

Registration is now complete and all stops have been filled!  Thank you for the overwhelming support again this year.  Next up will be date/time emails at the beginning of November.

Step 2:  Be on the lookout for delivery times.

Notification of delivery times will be made the week of Nov. 4, 2019, 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. 12, 2019 – Nov. 14, 2019. Gift drop off times will occur as follows: Wed., Thurs., & Fri. between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

***Please note you must pick a drop off date at the time of registration.

Step 4: Here comes Santa!

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

December 7th and 8th between 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

December 9th through the 13th between 5:50 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

December 14th and 15th between 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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

Merry Christmas from Kensington Fire-Rescue!