View Santa to return for 33rd year

Santa is returning on Dec. 7 for his 33rd trip through Independence and Maple Plain during West Hennepin Public Safety's "View Santa" event. This photo is from last year's event. (Sun Press News file photo)

Santa is returning on Dec. 7 for his 33rd trip through Independence and Maple Plain during West Hennepin Public Safety’s “View Santa” event. This photo is from last year’s event. (Sun Press News file photo)

West Hennepin Public Safety Police Reserves will sponsor their 33rd annual “View Santa” event Saturday, Dec. 7, along city streets in Independence and Maple Plain and at city halls in the two cities.

The reserves also will collect nonperishable food donations for area food shelves.

Santa will follow the same route as last year. Come to the Independence City Hall parking lot at 1920 County Road 90 from 3:15-3:30 p.m. or Maple Plain City Hall parking lot at 1620 Maple Ave. from 5:20-5:50 p.m. to meet Santa and take photos. Or see Santa on his route through both cities.

Santa’s route and schedule are:

– 3:15-3:30 p.m. Independence City Hall.

– 3:50 p.m. Fieldstone Place.

– 4 p.m. Providence Curve.

– 4:25 p.m. North Budd Avenue, Maple Plain Community Church.

– 4:50 p.m. Independence Street, Howard Avenue, Drake Street.

- 5 p.m. Perkins Lane, Independence Street, Howard Avenue, Main Street East.

- 5:20-5:50 p.m. Maple Plain City Hall.

- 6 p.m. Budd Avenue, Bryantwood Drive, Joyce Street, Bryant Street

- 6:15 p.m. Prairieland Avenue, Joyce Street, Wyman Avenue, Haven Homes.

- 6:40 p.m. Bryant Street, Pioneer Avenue.

- 7:15 p.m. Main Street West, Halgren Road, Parkview Road, Rainbow Avenue.

- 7:35 p.m. Main Street West, Parkview Road, Three Oaks Avenue.

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