Each year, in the weeks before Christmas, Santa ditches the sleigh for a fire truck to visit our community. Saint Nick and the wonderful volunteers of the Coast’s rural fire brigades hit the streets in their big red trucks – sirens blaring and lights flashing – to throw lollies from the windows and to wish everyone a very merry Christmas.

As always, please be aware that dates and plans for all stations may change without notice in the event of fires and extreme weather.

Find your suburb below for details on when Santa’s fire truck will be in your area. Can’t find your suburb? We recommend you head to a friend’s house in a neighbouring suburb to meet the volunteers there.

Please remember this is all put on by wonderful volunteers: if you can’t see your suburb included, don’t be a grinch about it. Instead, volunteer and get involved in your local brigade, so they can perhaps visit your suburb next year.

Thank you to all the wonderful rural fire brigade volunteers who put on these special Santa days and for your tireless work in keeping us all safe.


❤︎ Are you part of a rural fire station that’s doing runs that we’ve missed? Please send us an email with your Santa routes and we’ll be sure to include you: [email protected]


AVOCA BEACH | 22nd and 23rd December. This year, the Avoca Beach Rural Fire Brigade has decided to do things a little differently. They realise it’s been a very tough year for many in our local community and as they drive around doing their Santa run, they will also be collecting donations for Care4Coast. Items in need are non-perishable food, pantry staples and household items. If you won’t be home during their drive-by, you can also drop items off to the Avoca Beach Rural Fire Brigade station (343 The Round Dr, Avoca) or Like Minds cafe (cnr Round Dr & Avoca Dr). See the map below for where they’ll be heading and when. Click here for more details from Avoca Beach Rural Fire Brigade

BERKELEY VALE | Every Friday and Saturday afternoon between now and Christmas, the Berkeley Vale Fire Brigade will be out and about. Follow Berkeley Vale Rural Fire Brigade’s Facebook page for updates.

PLUS on the 16th December 12pm onwards, the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade will visit parts of Berkeley Vale. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details and to follow their Santa tracker on the day.

BLUE HAVEN | 9th December – day visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location.Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates. 

BUFF POINT | 15th December – evening visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

CHAIN VALLEY BAY – 16th December – from 9am. Lake Munmorah Fire Brigade has said that, “Santa will be going street by street to deliver some cheer and lollies. Over the past 60 plus years, our local community has been more than generous with their donations. As a result, we have looked at our current state and decided that this year we will not be collecting donations for ourselves, rather we will be providing 100% of all donation received to Central Coast Burns Equipment Fund. This fire-fighter driven organisation provides specialist equipment to our local hospitals to better treat burns victims.” Click here for a map and for updates from Lake Munmorah Rural Fire Brigade.

CHARMHAVEN | 24th December – evening visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade


CHITTAWAY BAY | 16th December – 12pm onwards. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details and to follow their Santa tracker on the day.

CHITTAWAY POINT | 21st December – 4pm onwards. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details and to follow their Santa tracker on the day.

COPACABANA | 24th December – 3pm-6pm. Visit the Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

Image from Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade

DOYALSON | 15th December – evening visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

DOYALSON NORTH – MACQUARIE SHORES HOME VILLAGE |24th December. View the Mannering Park Rural Fire Brigade’s Facebook page for updates.

ERINA | 24th December. Visit Erina Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates. A live tracker will be posted to their Facebook page on the 24th December.

FOUNTAINDALE | 21st December – 4pm onwards. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details and to follow their Santa tracker on the day.

GLENNING VALLEY | 14th December – 4pm onwards. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details and to follow their Santa tracker on the day.

GOROKAN | 3rd December – day visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

GOROKAN SOUTH | 16th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade and follow their Facebook page for live updates on where Santa is on the day.

Image from Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade

GREEN POINT |24th December. Visit Erina Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates. A live tracker will be posted to their Facebook page on the 24th December.

GWANDALAN | The Gwandalan-Summerland Point Rural Fire Brigade get involved and host a heap of festive cheer throughout December.
9 December: Carols at Gwandalan Bowling Club with Santa visiting on the fire truck.
16 December: Santa photos at The Station + BBQ, ice-cream truck and a special Christmas movie showing at The Station.
24th December: Santa run throughout the area.
Christmas Eve night: Santa’s runway at Bellbrae (watch him take off!)
Contact the Gwandalan – Summerland Point Rural Fire Brigade for more details.

HAMLYN TERRACE | 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th December for the Santa run.
As well as their Santa run, the Warnervale Rural Fire Brigade is this year hosting a Santa day at the station. Come along for free Santa photos, explore the fire truck and grab a sausage sandwich. Check out the Warnervale Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

JILLIBY | 24 December for the Santa run.
As well as their Santa run, the Warnervale Rural Fire Brigade is this year hosting a Santa day at the station. Come along for free Santa photos, explore the fire truck and grab a sausage sandwich. Check out the Warnervale Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

KANGY ANGY |18th December – 4pm onwards. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details and to follow their Santa tracker on the day.

KANWAL |19th and 20th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade and follow their Facebook page for live updates on where Santa is on the day.

KILLARNEY VALE | Every Friday and Saturday afternoon between now and Christmas, the Berkeley Vale Fire Brigade will be out and about. Follow Berkeley Vale Rural Fire Brigade’s Facebook page for updates.

Image from Copa Rural Fire Brigade

KINCUMBER |23rd December – 2pm-6pm. Visit the Copacabana Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

KOOINDAH WATERS |10th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade and follow their Facebook page for live updates on where Santa is on the day.

LAKE HAVEN | 22nd December – evening visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

LAKE MUNMORAH | 23rd December – from 9am. Lake Munmorah Fire Brigade has said that, “Santa will be going street by street to deliver some cheer and lollies. Over the past 60 plus years, our local community has been more than generous with their donations. As a result, we have looked at our current state and decided that this year we will not be collecting donations for ourselves, rather we will be providing 100% of all donation received to Central Coast Burns Equipment Fund. This fire-fighter driven organisation provides specialist equipment to our local hospitals to better treat burns victims.” Click here for a map and more details from Lake Munmorah Rural Fire Brigade.

MANNERING PARK | 24th December. View the Mannering Park Rural Fire Brigade’s Facebook page for updates.

MARDI | 10th December – 12pm onwards. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details and to follow their Santa tracker on the day.

NARARA | Details coming. Visit the Narara Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

NORAH HEAD |10th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade and follow their Facebook page for live updates on where Santa is on the day.

NORAVILLE |2nd December – day visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

ROCKY POINT | 13th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade and follow their Facebook page for live updates on where Santa is on the day.

SAN REMO | 10th December – day visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location.. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates. 

SPRINGFIELD | 24th December. Visit Erina Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates. A live tracker will be posted to their Facebook page on the 24th December.

SUMMERLAND POINT |The Gwandalan-Summerland Point Rural Fire Brigade get involved and host a heap of festive cheer throughout December.
9 December: Carols at Gwandalan Bowling Club with Santa visiting on the fire truck.
16 December: Santa photos at The Station + BBQ, ice-cream truck and a special Christmas movie showing at The Station.
24th December: Santa run throughout the area.
Christmas Eve night: Santa’s runway at Bellbrae (watch him take off!)
Contact the Gwandalan – Summerland Point Rural Fire Brigade for more details.

Image from The Gwandalan-Summerland Point Rural Fire Brigade


TACOMA |12th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade and follow their Facebook page for live updates on where Santa is on the day.

TACOMA SOUTH | 11th December – 4pm onwards. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details and to follow their Santa tracker on the day.

TOUKLEY | 2nd December – day visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

TUGGERAWONG | 13th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade and follow their Facebook page for live updates on where Santa is on the day.

TUGGERAH | 18th December – 4pm onwards. Visit the Tuggerah Rural Fire Brigade for more details and to follow their Santa tracker on the day.

TUMBI UMBI | Every Friday and Saturday afternoon between now and Christmas, the Berkeley Vale Fire Brigade will be out and about. Follow Berkeley Vale Rural Fire Brigade’s Facebook page for updates.

WADALBA |22nd and 23rd December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade and follow their Facebook page for live updates on where Santa is on the day.

WARNERVALE | 5 December for the Santa run.
As well as their Santa run, the Warnervale Rural Fire Brigade is this year hosting a Santa day at the station. Come along for free Santa photos, explore the fire truck and grab a sausage sandwich. Check out the Warnervale Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.


WATANOBBI | 9th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade and follow their Facebook page for live updates on where Santa is on the day.

WILLOW TREE ESTATE | 19th December for the Santa run.
As well as their Santa run, the Warnervale Rural Fire Brigade is this year hosting a Santa day at the station. Come along for free Santa photos, explore the fire truck and grab a sausage sandwich. Check out the Warnervale Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

WOONGARAH NORTH| 17th December – day visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

WOONGARAH SOUTH | 16th December – day visit. More information will be shared on their Facebook page from 4 December and a link to the Glympse platform will be shared before each location visit starts allowing you to track Santa’s movement in the big red fire truck so you are ready to greet him when he is near your location. Visit the Charmhaven Rural Fire Brigade Facebook page for updates.

WYONGAH |14th December. Click here for updates from Wadalba Rural Fire Brigade and follow their Facebook page for live updates on where Santa is on the day.

Image from Mannering Park Rural Fire Brigade.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who put on these special Santa days and for your tireless work in keeping us all safe throughout the year.


Can’t find your suburb? We recommend you head to a friend’s house in a neighbouring suburb to meet the volunteers there. And please remember this is all put on by wonderful volunteers: if you can’t see your suburb included, don’t be a grinch about it. Instead, volunteer and get involved in your local brigade, so they can perhaps visit your suburb next year.

❤︎ Are you part of a rural fire station we’ve missed? Please send us an email with your Santa routes and we’ll be sure to include you: [email protected]

This feature was created by Playing in Puddles in support of our Rural Fire Brigades and the many charities they support.



Written By: KATIE STOKES

Founder & Editor

After working in print and online media for more than a decade, Katie launched Playing in Puddles in 2017. A mum of two young boys and local of the Central Coast, Katie loves discovering and sharing all that’s happening in our region.