Santa has begun making the rounds lately. He’s been seen in Rumson, Fair Haven, Red Bank and is slated to arrive in Sea Bright soon as well as many other towns. It’s that time of the year.
But, what you may not realize is that Santa has made many house calls in the past (and sometimes in the present, too). It’s pretty common knowledge that Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick has been known to not only hitch a ride on the Fair Haven fire truck to make a grand entrance at the annual tree lighting or appear at the firehouse for those classic photos with the kids, but he has also been sighted on the firetruck and stopping off at some kids’ houses.
That little tradition started way back when with a few visits to good little girls and boys about town. House calls.
In fact, in this photo from the 1960s, Santa popped in on the Connor kids of the longtime Connor family of Fair Haven.
Which kids are these Santa gawkers? And how about that Santa. There’s one longtime Fair Haven Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary member who says this is her favorite Santa? Why? Hmmmm … And who does this Mr. Claus resemble (or double as)?
Thanks to the Connor family for sharing this gem!