The Auburn Fire Rescue Department’s 61st annual Santa Tour was one of the more challenging ones in recent memory. The first glitch was Saturday’s snow which forced the event to Sunday, and then the rain and winds added some challenges. Nevertheless, Santa and his elves persevered and completed the route.

The numbers of Facebook posts on The Auburn Site was unprecedented, and the gratitude from Auburn residents was sincere. Thank you to the firefighters and police officers who made this a terrific event, even if they were a bit damp.

Here are some photos from the start of the tour.