Santa To Make Neighborhood Rounds Early

Santa To Make Neighborhood Rounds Early

Get ready to meet Santa at the end of the driveway.

The Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department will conduct its annual holiday toy collection Dec. 8-21 in Potomac, Cabin John and West Bethesda neighborhoods.

Santa, atop the fire department's fire engine, will be joined by “his merry bunch of firefighter elves each night” from 6-9 p.m., said Chief James P. Seavey Sr.

The volunteer fire department's 32-year tradition helps collect toys for the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda and the USMC Toys for Tots Program.

Santa will give children who donate items a candy cane for their donation. He will deliver the gifts on Christmas Eve to some local children who otherwise might not receive gifts.

Presents can be brought to Santa as he makes his rounds through Potomac neighborhoods or may be brought directly to the Cabin John Volunteer Fire Department on River Road.

Donated toys should be unwrapped and appropriate for youth three to 16 years old.

The schedule may be changed due to emergency weather or emergency responses. See .

Santa Comes by Fire Truck

Schedule by Neighborhood

Saturday, Dec. 8

Fox Meadow

River Oaks Farm

Potomac Farm Estates

Potomac Hills

Potomac Manors

Great Falls Estates

Potomac Falls Estates

Sunday, Dec. 9

Mountain Gate

Eagle Rock

Natelli Woods

Potomac Ranch

River Falls

Fawsett Farms

Tuesday, Dec. 11

West Bethesda Park

Oakwood Knolls

Locust Ridge


Bradley Park

Burning Tree Valley

Frenchman's Creek

Wednesday, Dec. 12


Bradley Hills Grove

  • Make Up Night

Thursday, Dec. 13

Seven Locks Hills

Burning Tree Estates

Rose Hill Estates

Stonehurst Center


Friday, Dec. 14

Congressional Manor

Carderock Springs

Clewerwall (the neighborhood)



The Palisades

Saturday, Dec. 15


River Road Estates

Williamsburg Estates


The Village (the neighborhood)

Williamsburg Gardens

Sunday, Dec. 16

Cabin John/Cabin John Park


Congressional Country Club Estates

Monday, Dec. 17

Alvermar Woods

Potomac Hunt Acres


Potomac View Estates

  • Make Up Night

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Merry Go Round Farm


Lake Potomac

Stoney Creek Farm

Saddle Ridge

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Potomac Village



Bradley Farms

McAuley Park

Kentdale Estates

Bradley Blvd. Estates

Congressional Forest Estates

Thursday, Dec. 20


Bannockburn Estates

Al Marah

Wilson Knolls (1st due only)

Dec. 21, 22, 23

These will be additional make up days for any inclement weather or missed area that still remains on the schedule.

Friday, Dec. 24 at noon

Santa Delivers Toys to the Children