CFA Santa run cancelled

Last year''s Santa run had locals in a frenzy to get their last-minute Christmas wishes in. 162900

Ocean Grove Fire Brigade’s hugely popular Christmas Eve Santa run will not go ahead this year.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 constraints and CFA advice, the difficult decision was made to cancel this year’s event.

“We understand that this will come as a great disappointment to the community, especially the children who love seeing Santa on the fire truck,” Ocean Grove Urban Fire Brigade secretary Noel Grant said.

“Our members are extremely disappointed that they will not be able to bring the Christmas cheer to the Ocean Grove community this year.

“While a very difficult decision was made to cancel, we know it was in the best interests of the community and our members to ensure the health and safety of all involved.

“We very much look forward to a rewarding 2021, where we will once again have Santa coming around on the fire truck.”

Meanwhile, the brigade is reminding locals that fire restrictions will come into effect on December 14.

There is no burning off without a permit.

If you have any questions or would like further information contact the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 226 226 or visit the CFA website at