SANTA MONICA—The 26th Annual Candy Cane Drive will take place on Saturday, December 8. During the event Santa Claus will travel through town with officers from the Santa Monica Police Department and firefighters from the Santa Monica Fire Department.

“Santa and his public safety helpers will be distributing good cheer and thousands of candy canes,” states a press release from the SMPD. Members of the community are encouraged to attend the annual event.

Santa’s scheduled stops are as follows:

-10:00-10:30 am Virginia Avenue Park – 2200 Virginia Avenue

-10:45-11:15 am Douglas Park – 2400 California Avenue

-11:30-12:00 pm Christine Reed Park – California Avenue & 7th Street

-12:15 – 12:45 pm Marine Park – Marine Street & 17Th Street

-1:00 – 1:30 pm Clover Park – Ocean Park Blvd & 25th Street

Children are urged to look and listen for the lights and sirens of the public safety vehicles, and parents are asked to bring their cameras to take pictures

For more details, contact the Santa Monica Police Department, Community Affairs Unit at (310) 458-8474.