The 2023 Carlsbad Firefighters annual Operation Santa Claus is coming to town. We need your support to help the less fortunate kids in North County San Diego have a memorable holiday. We are all feeling the pinch of the economy and with increasing costs of goods, some families will not have much to celebrate. Please join our families during the neighborhood parades to give your gifts to our runners as we travel through the communities below.

If you would like to donate instead, Please click HERE


Neighborhoods that will be a part of this event are listed below:

Saturday, December 2

  • Camino Hills
  • Canterbury (New as of 11.15.23)
  • Robertson Ranch
  •  Foothills Neighborhood

Sunday, December 3

  • Bressi Ranch
  • Rancho Bravado
  • Rancho Carrillo

Times for both nights are between 5:00-8:00pm

Items needed are: Toys, school supplies, backpacks, hats/gloves, sweatshirts, blankets, socks, games, puzzles, balls & books (ages 6-13).

Video from 2022


Drop off locations if you miss our neighborhood parades. 

Fire Station 1:

  • 1275 Carlsbad Village Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008

Fire Station 2:

  • 1906 Arenal Rd. Carlsbad, CA 92009

Fire Station 3:

  • 3465 Trailblazer Way Carlsbad, CA 92010

Fire Station 4:

  • 6885 Batiquitos Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011

Fire Station 5:

  • 2540 Orion Way Carlsbad, CA 92010

Fire Station 6:

  • 7201 Rancho Sante Fe Rd.  Carlsbad, CA 92009

Fire Station 7:

  • NO Drop offs due to public access restrictions.

Parade Maps: