After a one year hiatus, The SEPTA Santa Express returns for its 30th year to kick-off the holiday season in Center City Philadelphia on Friday, November 26! Join SEPTA and Center City District for a fun-filled holiday train ride from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station followed by a festive parade to welcome Santa Claus to Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park! Stay and skate (reservations are encouraged) with Santa and shop for gifts at the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market!
The SEPTA Santa Express will be specially decorated for the occasion and helpers will be at NRG Station to hand out special 2021 SEPTA Santa Express pins and more!
The festivities start at NRG Station at 10am with live music, balloon animals, a special appearance from Paws, and giveaways from our partners at nrg, Independence Visitor Center, Dunkin’ and Herr’s!
The northbound Santa Express Broad Street Line train leaves NRG Station at approximately 10:45am - arriving at City Hall at approximately 11:00am. It will make all local stops between NRG Station in South Philadelphia and City Hall Station in Center City. ALL RIDES FROM NRG STATION ARE FREE!
There are many other ways to get to Dilworth Park on SEPTA in time to greet Santa. Plan your trip here. And don't forget - all kids under 12 RIDE FREE!
Santa will stick around Dilworth Park until noon! Grab lunch (or a cocktail) in the warm and festive Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin!
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 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!