Santa Starts Annual Trek Through North Natomas

Santa arrives to Linden Park in the Natomas Crossing neighborhood.

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Santa Claus was spotted in the North Natomas community on Thursday.

“Santa in Natomas” is an annual program is funded and coordinated by Sacramento City Councilmember Angelique Ashby’s office in cooperation with the Sacramento Fire and Sacramento Police departments.

For four nights each year, Santa makes several scheduled stops at area parks and neighborhood spots hosted by neighborhood and community groups.

Santa’s trek kicked off at Swainson Hawk Park in the Sundance Lake area and ended at Linden Park in Natomas Crossing. Tonight, his route starts at Westlake Park.

Santa will take a break to ready for Christmas Even, but will resume his neighborhood travels next Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20.

As Santa is transported from stop to stop in a very large fire engine and Ashby’s office asks that residents remain on the sidewalk and not try to approach the vehicle. Santa does get off the truck to visit briefly with children and their families.

Each stop lasts about 5 – 10 minutes.


For more information about Santa in Natomas visit Councilmember Ashby’s website. Santa Map

Santa greets a little on at the Linden Park stop.

Girl Scout Troop1290 with leader Angela Kellogg, Mario Lara, Director of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment Department and Sumiti Mehta, Commissioner for city Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment.

Natomas Crossing residents wait patiently for Santa Claus to arrive to Linden Park.

Santa visits Atiksh Mehta and Jackson Amaral at the Quail Park stop.

Councilmember Ashby’s Youth Action Corps, PLAY and Youth Crew participants entertained the crowds with carols and passed out candy canes.

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