"I was coming here long before there was GPS," he said last week. "The reindeer know the way."
He will be making two early visits to the area so he can spend time with children in the community.
As befitting the location, he would like to hear children ask for smoke detectors for their homes.
"And I don't want to hear about hoverboards," he said, noting that the battery-powered toys have been responsible for several disastrous fires in the region. He does expect kids to ask primarily for toys. "I don't expect them to tell me they want clothes for Christmas," he said.
Santa's first stop will be at the Bart Township Fire Hall, 11 Furnace Rd. He will arrive at the fire company's annual craft sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 2. He and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fire engine and spend the next two hours talking with children.
"I'm coming on a fire engine because the reindeer have to rest up for Christmas Eve," he said.
The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day and will include handmade wooden crafts, jewelry, wreaths, and other holiday decor as well as hand-sewn items. Crafters will also sell candles and wooden scrollwork.
Poinsettias and baked goods will also be available. The fire company's special division will serve food.
He and Mrs. Claus will come back to the fire station for the monthly breakfast. The meal will be served from 6 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 9. The couple from the North Pole will be on hand during the entire meal to talk with children.
There will also be balloon twisting for the kids at the breakfast. The meal will also feature Christmas cookies. The tables will be decorated for the holiday season and the event will be child-oriented.
At both events, Santa and Mrs. Claus will have a candy cane and a small gift for each child.