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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With his sleigh back at the north pole, Santa and Mrs. Claus spread holiday cheer to dozens of surprised septa riders. Santa had a special guest with him.

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Buddy the Elf joined Santa and Mrs. Claus aboard the SEPTA train.

The trio posed for photographs and delighted people on the crowded train.

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The annual trek kicked off just after 10 a.m. on Friday.

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Santa and his entourage later arrived at Dilworth Park for a parade and festivities near city hall.