Santa Float Dates & Route Information
Santa will visit the Cities of Neenah and Menasha on November 30, 2020 through December 11, 2020.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we delayed making any decisions regarding our float as our priority is the health, and safety, of not only our firefighters but for the citizens of Neenah and Menasha. At this time, the following parameters have been set for us to bring this time-honored tradition:
1 – Covid-19 calls within our two Cities remain high. Our firefighters are doing everything they can to keep themselves healthy and limit their exposures so they can continue to come to work and respond to calls. With these precautions our cases of staff infected with Covid-19 have been minimal. However, if an increase of cases begins, and our staffing levels decrease because of this, we may have to cancel the float.
2 – While the float is out, we encourage everyone to stay on their own property and social distance from people who are not in their own household. We will not stop the float for any large gatherings.
3 – We have many requests for the float to stop so Santa can receive treats. While we appreciate the thought, we cannot stop the float to receive any of these treats this year.
4 – We often have people chasing the float in their car and/or attempting to jump on the moving float. If this happens, we will stop the float for the night. This causes a very unsafe situation for both our firefighters and the general public. The float is large and difficult to see around. We want everyone to be safe.
We will give a daily update on our Facebook page if we will have that night’s route, a map of the route for that night and the link for the tracker. If we have to shut down the float during the route for any reason, we will give an update on our Facebook page to notify everyone what is happening.
Each map has a mile markers noted to give residents an idea of when he will be in their area. All routes begin at 5:30 p.m. and can take up to 2 – 2 1/2 hours to complete. Click on the day to view the map.
Click on the following link for Live Tracking of the Santa Float:
Monday, November 30th – Northeast area in City of Menasha
Tuesday, December 1st –Between 9th and Broad Street in the City of Menasha
Wednesday, December 2nd – Clovis/Koslo Area in the City of Menasha
Thursday, December 3rd – Doty Island in both Neenah and Menasha
Friday, December 4th – Between Highway 41 and Tracks in the City of Neenah
Monday, December 7th – Northeast Area in the City of Neenah
Tuesday, December 8th – Between Marathon and Bayview in the City of Neenah
Wednesday, December 9th – SE Area in the City of Neenah
Thursday, December 10th – West side of Highway 41 in the City of Neenah
Friday, December 11th – Southwest area in the City of Neenah
We are asking for financial support for the operating costs associated with the float along with continuous improvements and updates. There are two ways to do this.
You can donate online through our Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/gxkjh5-santa-float
Otherwise, you can send us a check to:
Local 275 Benevolent Fund
c/o Santa Float
125 E. Columbian Ave.
Neenah, WI 54956
Have more questions? See our Santa Float FAQs.
Want to know the history? See our Santa Float History page.