Manhattan Beach Santa Float ReturnsNov 25, 2016 10:53AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
The route map and calendar can be seen at www.manhattanbeachsantafloat.com/routes/.
The Santa float will tour a different neighborhood for fourteen nights (excluding weekends), concluding on December 15. The float stops in the middle of each block for greetings and photo opportunities.
As always, there is no charge to visit the Santa float on its nightly routes.
The neighborhood routes generally start at 4:45 pm this year (note, Area 9 on December 8 starts at 5:30 pm). For Area 11, the Santa float will be stationary from 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm in the Manhattan Village neighborhood in front of the recreation center before moving on to the remainder of the Area 11 route.
To keep track of where the float is in real time, watch the "Live Santa Tracker" at www.manhattanbeachsantafloat.com/santa-tracker/
There will not be any rain make-ups this year, so if you miss your neighborhood visit due to weather, please use the Santa tracker to find the float on a neighboring route.
float is managed by the Manhattan Beach chapter of Kiwanis International. Kinecta Federal Credit Union provides the truck and
driver that pulls the sleigh, the Manhattan Beach Police Department and
Volunteer Police Auxiliary stays on watch to keep Santa safe, and many local
organizations staff the float on its routes.