Christmas fire engine returns to South Lake Tahoe for holiday season |

Christmas fire engine returns to South Lake Tahoe for holiday season

The Christmas Engine will begin traveling through South Lake Tahoe neighborhoods on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Courtesy / South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue |

On Saturday, Dec. 10, South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue kicks off its annual tradition of passing out candy canes to children in the community — an event that began approximately 20 years ago. For two weeks, a fire engine decorated for the holidays will drive through a different neighborhood each night and get residents in the Christmas spirit.

All community members are invited to attend the festivities, which start each night at 5 p.m. when the engine leaves Fire Station 3. See below for the current schedule. Residents are advised that this lineup is weather-dependent, and may be changed due to driving conditions and emergency responses.

Christmas Engine Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 10: Tahoe Keys and Venice Blvd.

Sunday, Dec. 11: Glenwood

Monday, Dec. 12: Keys Blvd. and State streets

Tuesday, Dec. 13: Barton and Tahoe Island

Wednesday, Dec. 14: South Y and Tata Ln.

Thursday, Dec. 15: Al Tahoe Blvd.

Friday, Dec. 16: Springwood and Bijou Pines

Saturday, Dec. 17: Sierra Blvd.

Sunday, Dec. 18: Ski Run Blvd.

Monday, Dec. 19: Heavenly Valley

Tuesday, Dec. 20: Stateline and Pioneer Trail

Wednesday, Dec. 21: Gardner Mountain

Thursday, Dec. 22: Stateline and Hotels

Friday, Dec. 23: Main Areas

Saturday, Dec. 24: Highway 50

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