Santa, Sirens, and Friends
Santa is Coming to Town!
Santa is very excited to visit Anoka’s neighborhoods! He has planned to visit all the neighborhoods in Anoka before heading back to the North Pole. If the Santa, Sirens and Friends Parade is not visiting your specific street, please consider waiting for him and his friends at one of the parks, schools, or church parking lots along the route. Or, just take a stroll down the block and join your neighbors on their street. Please be sure to wear a mask and remain socially distanced.
Santa’s Friends will be placing collection boxes along the route for you to deposit new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Joy & non-perishable food donations for ACBC Food Shelf. Santa’s little helpers encourage you to utilize the collection boxes for your donations, but if you are not able to utilize the box, donations will also be picked up from the boulevards along the parade route. We are super excited that our friends at FIRST STUDENT are providing 2 buses to help collect donated items. Please look for the decorated buses along the parade route to make your donation during the parade (you will find them at the park or school locations). We hope to stuff both buses full of donations before Santa leaves for the North Pole.
Parade Route Maps can be viewed in the slide show or downloaded below. Santa and friends will not be able to stop along the route for pictures. The exact time it will take to drive through each neighborhood is estimated and subject to change. Routes maybe modified in the event of inclement weather.
For information of what types of items are needed visit ACBC Food Shelf
Toys for Joy is seeking brand new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages! Toys for teenagers are always in high demand.
First Student Bus Stops
Below are the bus stops that First Student will be at collecting donations.
These times are approximate and are subject to change. Please follow the City of Anoka
on Facebook for live update posts on where Santa and his friends are.
4:45 First Stop (Parade will pass by this stop twice.)
Bus 1 Sunny Acres parking lot across from Wilson School
Bus 2 Castle Field Parking lot, next to Anoka High School
Approx. 5:50 Second Stop
Bus 1 St. Stephen’s Church
Bus 2 Zion Lutheran Church
Approx. 6:15 Third Stop
Bus 1 Anoka Aquatic Center Parking Lot
Bus 2 Franklin Elementary School Parking Lot
Approx. 6:45 Fourth Stop
Bus 1 Rick Sorenson Park Parking Lot
Bus 2 Eagle Brook Church
Approx. 7:25 Fifth Stop
Bus 1 George Enloe Park . Parade will pass by this stop twice.
Bus 2 Highland Park