The City of West St Paul will be hosting its 3rd annual Santa's Holiday Hero Express Parade this evening, Thursday, December 1st from 5:30 to 7:50 PM. Welcome and cheer Santa and his helpers as they visit the streets of West St. Paul with an escort from the West St Paul Police Department, the South Metro Fire Department, and M Health Fairview ambulance.
There will be six separate routes the parade will take all across West St Paul, with the first route beginning around 5:30 PM and the last route ending around 7:50 PM. The approximate time for each route is as follows and a downloadable map can be found below:
Route 1: 5:30 PM to 5:50 PM
Route 2: 5:55 PM to 8:15 PM
Route 3: 6:20 PM to 6:40 PM
Route 4: 8:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Route 5: 7:05 PM to 7:25 PM
Route 6: 7:30 PM to 7:50 PM
For a downloadable full map from the City of West St Paul, you can click here: Santa's Holiday Hero Express Parade Map
According to the City of West St Paul, if your home is along the parade route, you can wave to Santa from the yard or through your windows! If you are not along the route though, they suggest heading over to the Harmon Park parking lot where you can view the parade from parking stalls along Bernard St for the best view of the parade and wave from the side of the road or from your car!
Viewing locations if you don't live along the route!
Harmon Park is located at 230 Bernard St W, West St Paul, MN 55118. Harmon Park would be along Route #1, so you will want to be at the park around 5:30 PM!
A secondary location you could catch the parade would be at the St. Croix Lutheran Academy parking lot at 1200 Oakdale Ave, West St Paul, MN 55118. The parking spaces along Oakdale Ave would be where you would want to park to be able to see the parade from your vehicle. A map is below!
This location would be along Route #3, so you would want to be there by around 6:20 PM!