Santa neighborhood visits to begin this week
BULLHEAD CITY — Christmas is less than a month away and in order to reach out for the Christmas lists of as many boys and girls as possible in the Bullhead City area, Santa Claus will be making the rounds with the help of the Bullhead City Police Department.
The annual Visit With Santa program, conducted by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 50 of Bullhead City, will begin Tuesday with Santa, his sleigh and a few of his elves visiting children in various parts of the city.
“We really want to thank all of the officers and elves for volunteering for this special holiday program,” said Brian Morin, president of FOP Lodge 50. “This program has brought joy to many children for the past 18 years.”
The program is free and open to all local families. In addition to getting a short visit with Santa, to tell him what they want for Christmas or just to check on how his reindeer are doing, each child will receive a candy cane.
Santa will be in three Bullhead City neighborhoods this week and four next week. Planned stops (times are approximate and subject to change because of weather, crowds and traffic between Bullhead City and the North Pole) are:
Tuesday, Holiday Shores area:
5:30 p.m. at River Gardens Drive and Baseline Road
6 p.m. at Bella Vista Apartments, 2030 Prospector Court
6:45 p.m. at Lowe’s, 1680 Highway 95.
Wednesday, Sunridge Estates and Desert Foothills:
5:45 p.m. at Sunridge Village, 839 Landon Drive
6:35 p.m. at Canyon Walk Apartments, 2795 Desert Foothills Blvd.
Thursday, Riviera area:
5:30 p.m. at Clearwater Drive and Marina Boulevard
6:20 p.m. at Tractor Supply Company, 967 Hancock Road.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, Chaparral area:
5:30 p.m. at Chaparral Terrace, 2390 Acoma Drive
6:05 p.m. at Anderson Ford, 2585 Highway 95
6:45 at Walmart, 2840 Highway 95.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, Riviera area:
5:30 p.m. at Riverview Drive and Balboa Drive
6:15 p.m. at Java Jitters by Covue, 2245 Clearwater Drive.
Thursday, Dec. 13, Rio Lomas and south Bullhead City:
5:30 p.m. at Joshua Springs Senior Living, 2995 Desert Sky Blvd.
6:30 p.m. at Corwin Road and Lariat Drive
7:05 p.m. at PetSmart, Mohave Crossroads shopping center, 3699 Highway 95.
Friday, Dec. 14, Old Bullhead:
5:30 p.m. at First Street and Moser Avenue
6:05 p.m. at Seventh Street and Lee Avenue
6:35 p.m. at Home Depot, 600 Highway 95.
For more information on the Visit With Santa program, contact Community Services Officer Lorrie Duggins at 928-763-9200, ext. 204.