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Courtesy of the Dallas Firefighter's Museum

The Dallas Firefighter’s Museum is hosting “Santa at the Station” on three Saturdays in December – Dec. 2, 9 and 16 – from 1-5 p.m. Santa will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is not required, and admission is free for children and $6 for adults. The museum is located at 3801 Parry Ave in Dallas.

“Santa at the Station” provides a special opportunity to bring families into the Dallas Firefighter’s Museum to visit with Santa and take in the historic and educational exhibits throughout the iconic fire station. Firefighter volunteers will be on hand to guide guests through the family-friendly museum.

Offering a fascinating look into the history of Dallas’ heroic fire fighters, the 50-year-old museum is operated by active-duty and retired firefighters. Visitors will see an 1884 steam engine nicknamed "Old Tige," fire engines from the 1920s, fire equipment, original helmets, uniforms and materials from across the decades, along with historical photos and tributes to fallen firefighters.

Also, children can try on kid-sized firefighter clothing and interact with various exhibits throughout the museum.

“‘Santa at the Station’ is a terrific way to avoid the crowds and easily capture those precious memories of Santa with the kids. On top of that, families can take advantage of an affordable, educational outing that provides a peek into an important part of Dallas history,” said Trixie Lorhke, president of the Dallas Firefighter’s Museum and retired 37-year veteran of Dallas Fire-Rescue.

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The mission of the Dallas Firefighter’s Museum is to collect, preserve, and present the history and cultural heritage of the department, to honor its fallen heroes, and to provide fire prevention, protection, and all-hazards life safety education to the public, especially children. Working during their time off, retired and active-duty firefighters have given tours, managed educational programming and maintained the Museum. The board ensures that the memory of fallen firefighters sacrificed will not be forgotten.