St. George Fire Department’s annual Santa Claus parades will leave the fire stations to roll down Airline Highway at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 and Dec 12 and at noon Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.

For a listing and schedule of which neighborhoods will be visited by Santa and the fire trucks, visit All units are on-duty fire engines and subject to emergency calls, a news release said.

The fire department once again will partner with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Christmas for Challenged Children to collect food for those in need and new, unwrapped toys for the physically challenged children served by Christmas for Challenged Children.

Parents are urged not to allow children to approach the fire engine with Santa and don’t run alongside or between the vehicles. All donations should be handed to the volunteers in the vehicles behind Santa’s fire truck.

Collection barrels also will be set up at each St. George Fire Station.

Monetary donations will be accepted, as well. Checks should be made out to the charities.