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SEPTA Santa Express

This Philadelphia Holiday Tradition Returns Friday, November 24!

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town on SEPTA!

The SEPTA Santa Express returns for its 32nd year on Friday, November 24 to kick-off the holiday season in Center City, Philadelphia!


Join SEPTA and Center City District at 11AM for a fun-filled holiday celebration to welcome Santa Claus to Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park!

Stay and skate with Santa (til noon) and shop for gifts at the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market! 

The SEPTA SANTA EXPRESS-ES are running in FULL FORCE this year! All of the trains listed below arrive in time to see Santa! Board at any stop along the way! 

Plan your trip here. And don't forget - all kids under 12 RIDE FREE!

Here's 10 reasons why you should come and be part of the fun:

10.       Strut your stuff with the Eagles Pep Band

 9.        Sing holiday favorites while you ride

 8.        Live music on the train

 7.        See adults dressed as elves

 6.        Meet Phil the Reindeer

 5.        Tell Santa what you want without going to a mall

 4.        Receive a keepsake 2023 Santa Express button

 3.        Ice skate – on the Rothman Othopaedics Ice Rink – with Santa

 2.        Ride SEPTA with Santa

 1.        It’s the place to be!

And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Stay and shop at the Christmas Village and Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market. Or head over to Macy's for the Macy's Christmas Light Show.

Make sure to explore the Wintergarden at Dilworth Park. This holiday-inspired garden is located on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn. Children and adults will delight in discovering picture-perfect moments amid holiday topiaries, twinkling lights, and seasonal plants. The beautiful garden is sure to be a great spot for holiday card photos! And don't miss the Christmas Village at Love Park - located steps away from Dilworth Park!

Have questions about this year's Santa Express? Feel free to drop us a line at [email protected]. See you there!