In this file photo, Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter David Edmunds hands out candle canes to Joanna Magalotti, 6, and her sister, Joella, 3, as firemen make their way through town in December 2012 as part of their annual “Santa on a Fire Truck” event in Juneau and Douglas. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

In this file photo, Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter David Edmunds hands out candle canes to Joanna Magalotti, 6, and her sister, Joella, 3, as firemen make their way through town in December 2012 as part of their annual “Santa on a Fire Truck” event in Juneau and Douglas. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Santa Claus is coming to downtown

Sleigh bells meet fire bells.

The Capital City Fire/Rescue’s annual Santa Parade starts at 6 p.m. tonight at the Mount Roberts Tramway and will make its way through downtown Douglas, over the Douglas Bridge and to downtown Douglas.

The parade will proceed on South Franklin Street to Front Street to Main Street to Calhoun Avenue to 12th Street, loop around Behrends Avenue and head back down Glacier Avenue toward the Douglas Bridge, according to a map of the parade route. The parade then crosses the bridge and proceeds down 2nd Street to St. Anns Avenue, then winds its way up 5th Street to D Street before stopping at Douglas Fire Station on 3rd Street.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, CCFR will have a Mendenhall Valley Santa Parade, too. It starts at 6 p.m. at Glacier Valley Elementary School.

Santa Claus is coming to downtown

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