In this file photo, Capital City Fire and 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 and 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 to take annual firetruck ride this weekend and next

One of the world’s foremost chimney experts will briefly join forces with Juneau’s fire department this weekend and next.

This Saturday and the following Saturday, Santa Claus will be riding with Capital City Fire/Rescue through the streets of Juneau. The annual event will take Santa through downtown Juneau and Douglas this Saturday, with the parade starting at 5:30 p.m. Next Saturday, Dec. 16, the truck will go through the Mendenhall Valley, also starting at 5:30 p.m.

The truck will make occasional stops along the way, allowing people to meet members of the fire department and Saint Nick himself. Candy canes will also be handed out.

This Saturday’s parade will start at the Mount Roberts Tramway, then drive up Franklin Street to Front Street. The parade will then follow Front Street, turn right on Main Street, then it will take Calhoun Street to 12th Street. From there, it will turn right on Glacier Avenue and then right on Behrends Avenue before circling around and finishing at the CCFR Station 1 on Glacier Avenue.

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