Neenah Menasha Fire and Rescue Santa Float

Neenah Menasha Santa Float

The Santa Float visits Neenah and Menasha every year. This route begins on Monday, November 29, 2021, and runs through Friday, December 10, 2021.

Dating back to 1950, the original idea for the Santa Float came from Fire Chief John Zick as a gift to area children who were quarantined in their homes due to the polio epidemic. Part of the tradition is the sirens and lights that lead the float, used to alert children that Santa is coming! The float runs with the help of off-duty Neenah Menasha Fire and Rescue firefighters.

If you don’t live on the Santa float route call up a friend or visit a business or local park on the route, we made notes on some of the days. Predicting the time may be a challenge but each map has mile markers noted and a Santa Tracker, added last year, can help you track the float down. Routes begin at 5:30 (with the exception of December 2 & 3 – see below) and last about 2 or 2 1/2 hours. Make it a fun scavenger hunt to find Santa and check out some holiday lights!


Note for 2021: Due to ongoing construction in several areas along the Santa Float route, exact details and maps will not be available for each night’s route until closer to that evening in order to avoid confusion. Watch the NMFR Facebook page for daily updates.

Day 1: Monday, November 29, 2021: 5:30 pm

City of Menasha: Northeast Area 

Day 2: Tuesday, November 30, 2021: 5:30 pm

City of Menasha: Between 9th and Broad Street  
Public Areas on Route:
Pleasants Park, 600 Walbrun St., Menasha
Banta Elementary School, 328 6th St, Menasha

Day 3: Wednesday, December 1, 2021: 5:30 pm

City of Menasha: Clovis/Koslo Area

Day 4: Thursday, December 2, 2021: 5:00 pm

Island area of the City of Neenah and City of Menasha.
Public Areas on Route:
Doty Park on Lincoln St., Neenah
Smith Park along Cleveland and Park St., Menasha

Day 5: Friday, December 3, 2021: 6:00 pm

City of Neenah: The Santa Float will be leading the way for the Rudolph Run downtown Neenah, then headed to between Highway 41 and tracks
Public Areas on Route:
Washington Park along Winneconne Ave and Harrison St.

Day 6: Monday, December 6, 2021: 5:30 pm

City of Neenah:  Northeast Area 
Public Areas on Route:
Kimberly Point Park, 290 Lakeshore Ave, Neenah
Riverside Park, 500 E Wisconsin Ave, Neenah
Columbia (Green) Park along Columbian and Franklin Ave., Neenah
Douglas Park along Douglas St., Neenah

Day 7: Tuesday, December 7, 2021: 5:30 pm

City of Neenah:  Marathon Ave to Bayview Rd
Public Areas on Route:
Wilderness Park along South Park Ave and Bayview Rd, Neenah
Great Northern Park along Kensington Rd and Bayview Rd, Neenah

Day 8: Wednesday, December 8, 2021: 5:30 pm

City of Neenah: Southeast area of Neenah
Public Areas on Route:
Southview Park, 298 Parkwood Dr.
Bill Miller Park along Whittier Dr, Neenah

Day 9: Thursday, December 9, 2021: 5:30 pm

City of Neenah: West Side of Highway 41 in Neenah
Public Areas on Route:
Neenah High School along Tullar Rd.
Neenah Memorial Park along Tullar Rd. and Gay Dr.

Day 10: Friday, December 10, 2021: 5:30 pm

City of Neenah Southeast Side of Neenah

Track the Santa Float live here!

For more information about the Neenah Menasha Santa Float including route information, history and FAQs visit:

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