Santa Mobile hits the streets Dec. 5

Here comes Santa Claus.

The Santa Mobile, orchestrated by Central Whidbey Fire & Rescue, will start its first of seven routes through Central Whidbey beginning tonight, Dec. 5.

Tonight’s route will cover the portion of Coupeville north of State Highway 20, starting at around 5:30 p.m.

A longtime tradition with the Central Whidbey fire department, the Santa Mobile consists of a fire engine decked out with Christmas lights, blasting music and carrying a white-bearded Santa, along with a few elves.

“When we get out there, we really have a good time,” said Lt. Jen Porter, who coordinates the Santa Mobile. “We get great feedback in the community.”

A look at the Santa Mobile’s schedule:

Monday, Dec. 5: Town of Coupeville, north of Highway 20.

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Town of Coupeville, south of Highway 20 and Crockett Lake area.

Thursday, Dec. 8: Parker Road, Long Point, Rhodena, Harrington.

Monday, Dec. 12: Ledgewood, Bon Air, Teronda.

Wednesday, Dec. 14: Holmes Harbor, North Bluff.

Thursday, Dec. 15: Lagoon Point, Honeymoon Bay.

Friday, Dec. 16: Race Road, Shangri La, Admirals Cove.