Santa Claus made a visit to several neighborhoods in North Torrance Tuesday evening, and judging by the turnout and smiles at just one stop; he was a huge hit. Sponsored by the Torrance Police Officers Association (TPOA), Santa’s Sleigh has been going up and down the streets of Torrance since at least 1992. To be honest, they have never gone down our street so I have only caught glimpses of the sleigh as it passed around a corner. Tonight I walked over to another neighborhood to check it out up close. The sleigh stops at either end of long blocks and gives the kids and families opportunities to get their photo taken with Santa and candy canes are given out. It was a lot of fun with lots of smiles. Big props and thanks to the TPOA.

Santa will be hitting the streets through Sunday. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, December 12th – Artesia/405 Freeway, Prairie to Crenshaw (Begin on 177th St. End off 183rd St.)

Thursday, December 13th – Redondo Beach Blvd. to Artesia, West of Crenshaw to Hawthorne (Begin on Amie, End on Ainsworth.)

Friday, December 14th – Redondo Beach Blvd. to Artesia, Crenshaw to Western (Begin on 166th, End on 170th St.)

Saturday, December 15th – Artesia to 405 Freeway, 405 Freeway to Western (Begin on 177th, End off 186th and Haas.)

They start at 5:00 PM every night except Sunday the 16th when it will start at 4:00 PM. You can see maps of the routes at the TPOA website.

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