Auburn Fire Department Wants Photos From Santa Tour

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The Auburn Fire Department is asking residents to share their photos of the Santa Tour.
The Auburn Fire Department is asking residents to share their photos of the Santa Tour. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi (file photo)

AUBURN, Mass. – Santa Claus made a last-minute tour of Auburn before Christmas, and parents documented the magical experience for their kids.

Now, the Auburn Fire Department is asking residents to share their photos of the Santa Tour. Residents can email their photos to

“We would love to see them,” Chief Stephen Coleman said.

The Fire Department brought Santa around town on a fire truck on Dec. 22, a tradition for kids and families. The Santa tour has been going on since 1954, Coleman said.

The tour started at 11 a.m. from the Drury Square Fire Station, wrapping up around 9 p.m. As the truck went through the streets, Santa threw candy for the kids.

Auburn Firefighters Night of Comedy

The Auburn Permanent Firefighters Association is presenting an All-Star Night of Comedy with four of Boston’s best comics at Mechanics Hall at 7:30 p.m.,  Jan. 4.

The show at 321 Main St., Worcester, is a 21-plus event, and it costs $15 for general admission seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 508-832-3351.

Adopt a Fire Hydrant This Winter

The Auburn Fire Department is encouraging residents and business owners to adopt a fire hydrant near their property and keep snow shoveled away from it during the winter season.

This will ensure hydrants are visible and will speed the response time in case of an emergency. Don't let your neighborhood hydrant remain "under cover” of snow, the Fire Department says.

There is no need to notify the town about a hydrant you have adopted, because this is an informal volunteer program.

For more information, contact the Auburn Water Department at 508-832-5336 or email Water Superintendent Ken Smith at If you are served by the Elm Hill Water District, contact Water Superintendent Ed Gurries at 508-832-5336. Fire Chief Stephen Coleman can be reached at 508-832-7800 or by email at

In addition, the Fire Department reminds residents to make sure their house numbers and the numbers on their mailboxes haven’t been covered by snow. “Having your address readily visible helps fire, police or ambulance crews find your home more quickly in an emergency,” the Fire Department said.

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