Santa almost made it through the 2016 season without having to reschedule or postpone his annual visits through Newport neighborhoods, unfortunately the Newport Police Department has shared that the big man will have to postpone his fourth and final visit to next week.

Update via Newport Police Department:

Unfortunately due to being recalled to the North Pole by Mrs. Claus Santa will not be able to tour the final section of the City tonight, but rest assured he will be coming back next week to get it done.

Santa has coordinated with his Newport Fire & Police Department escorts and will be back on the evening of Tuesday, December 20, 2016 to visit the kids in the last part of the City. The route will be exactly the same as that which was posted for tonight.

Santa apologizes for any inconvenience this might cause and hopes all the City’s children understand, as he wanted to see you all tonight, but Santa needs to heed Mrs. Claus’ request to make sure everything is ready for Christmas. If there are any other changes we will make sure they are posted. NPD/NFD Elves

We’ll post Santa’s new route for next Tuesday when it becomes available.

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