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December 20, 2013

Santa's Christmas Eve ride through Merrimac

MERRIMAC — Each year since the early 1950s, Santa and his team of reindeer make their way trough the streets of Merrimac on Christmas Eve. The annual route will start from the fire station at 4 p.m. and will follow this route:

First half:

Fire station, West Main St, Gabriel Ave, Nancy Ann Ave, West Main St, Greenleaf Pk, West Main St, Whittier Cir, West Main St, Westminster Rd, West Main St, Gunnison Dr, Noyes Ln, Chase Crescent, Stevens Ter, West Parish, Clement Pl, Stevens, Ter, Case Crescent, Noyes Ln, Gunnison Dr, West Main St, Trailer land, West Main St, Homestead St, Brandy Brow Rd, Heath Rd, Heathbrook Estates, Heath Rd, Birch Meadow Rd, West Main St, Birch Meadow Rd, Hadley Rd, West Hadley Rd, Wentworth Dr, Rte 108, West Hadley Rd, Farrington Field Rd, Hadley Rd, Equestrian Way, Hadley Rd, Highland Rd, Battis Rd, Highland Rd, Brush Hill Rd (to Ashley), Ashley Rd, Brush Hill (to Highland), Highland Rd, Harriman Rd, Red Oak Acres, Harriman, Rd, Brush Hill Rd, Moon Lit Rd, Brush Hill Rd, Bear Hill Rd, Madison Dr, Bear Hill Rd, Lakewood Heights, West Shore Rd, Bear Hill Rd (to West Shore), West Shore Rd, Colgan Rd, Alnette Rd, Bear Hill Rd, Lanes Ten Acres, Shore Rd, Lanes Ten Acres, Bear Hill Rd, Spencer Way, Bear Hill Rd, East Main St, Fire Station.

Second half:

Fire station, East Main St, Veterans Ave, East Main St, North Shore Trailer Park, East Main St, Attitash Ave, Hillside Ave, Merrimac Ave, Fern Ave, Meadow Ave, Attitash Ave, East Main St, County Rd, Pleasant View, Emery St, Lisa Cir, Sharon Cir, Wendy Way, Emery St, Burnside Ln, Dunvegan Dr, Burnside Ln, Emery St, Timothy St, Glen Rd, Champion St, Timothy St, Emery St, Sunset Ter, Middle Rd, River Rd, Broad St, South Pleasant St, High St, Broad St, River Rd, Amesbury Line Rd, Merrimac St, Little Pond Rd, Spring Hill Rd (second entrance), Little Pond Rd, Merrimac St, Valley St, Mythical St, Merrimac St, River Rd, Locust St, Locust Grove Ave, Colonial Dr, Locust Grove Ave, Locust St, Pleasant St, Bartlett St, Broad St, East Main St, Mill St, School St, Merrivillage, Middle St, Locust St, Walnut St, School St, Green St, Locust St, West Main St, Square, School St, Central St, Green St, Locust St, Adams St, Union St, Currier Ave, West Main St, Orchard St, Grove St, Forest St, West Main St, Woodland St, Grove St, Forest St, West Main St, Woodland St, Grove St, Square, East Main St, Liberty St, Mechanic St, Church St, Prospect St, Winter St, Lincoln St, Summer St, Vendome St, Woodland St Ext, Winter St, Nichols St, Sawyer St, Pine St, Church St, Maple St, Sawyer St, Abbott St, Church St, Nichols St, Winter St, Church St, Hansom Dr, Landau Dr, Hansom Dr, Church St, Willowdale Ln, Church St, Fire Station.

Santa’s route may be followed live online at

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