Friends of Flying Santa, Inc., was formed in 1997 to help ensure the future of the annual Christmas flights to New England’s U.S. Coast Guard units and lighthouses. The aerial visits of Flying Santa to lighthouses and lifesaving stations have been a New England tradition since 1929.
On Saturday, September 28, 2019, there will be a fundraising cruise for Friends of Flying Santa from Portland, Maine. The cruise will include seven lighthouses: Portland Breakwater (Bug) Light, Spring Point Ledge Light, Ram Island Ledge Light, Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth East Light, Cape Elizabeth West Light, and Halfway Rock Light. All proceeds go to support Friends of Flying Santa. Tickets are $70 per person.