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Santa set to fly again over Missoula this weekend

Missoula Santa Flyover
Posted at 3:08 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 21:37:00-05

MISSOULA — We have an update to a story we brought you last week -- the return of the Missoula Santa Flyover.

Thanks to the support from many individuals and organizations, Santa Claus and his sleigh will fly over the Missoula Valley on Saturday, Dec. 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. -- as long as the weather permits.

Missoula resident Lynn Lease and her family and friends have created a Christmas miracle for Missoula families.

The historic frame was found on top of the RDO Equipment building near the Wye where D&G Crane Service pulled the sleigh frame off the roof.

High Country Carriers then relocated it to a warehouse where many individuals -- including Sorenson Transport -- worked to weld, rewire, and relight the sleigh and reindeer.

The Missoula Downtown Foundation provided fiscal sponsorship support, and more than 200 people donated to the effort to raise more than $6,000 for the flyover this weekend, all in about 10 days.

Minuteman Aviation will now clear the way for Santa and his sleigh to fly over Missoula.

The map for Santa's route and a tracker to find out when he will fly over your neighborhood can be found here.