By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Santa Claus is making a stop in Philadelphia on Friday, and he is trading in his reindeer for the SEPTA El to get around town. And you are invited to join him.

This is the 27th year that Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the elves take time out of their busy schedules and take a ride with the young and young at heart on the Market Frankford El. They will board at the Frankford transportation center.

“He’ll leave Frankford at 10:23 and get into 15th Street at quarter to 11. And then head over to the Rothman Institute Ice rink at Dilworth Park. And he skates off all of those calories from Thanksgiving and gets ready for his cookies for Christmas Eve by skating around the rink with the kids,” said SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern.

Other trains including the regional rails headed to Center City will have Santa’s helpers on board.

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