WATCH: With a police escort, Santa rolls out on his Harley for a Md. toy run

WASHINGTON — Santa’s got a brand new ride.

And on Wednesday, he cruised around on that Harley-Davidson, collecting toys from Montgomery County businesses before making a special delivery to the kids at the National Institutes of Health’s Children’s Inn.

The jolly elf ditched the reindeer, too. In their place were 30 police officers, also on motorcycles.

Santa told WTOP that it’s all about spreading joy.

“Reach out there and help people everywhere you go and everything you do in your life, and believe you me, it’ll work out fine,” he said.

Santa gets ready to make his way across Montgomery County to collect and deliver toys on Wednesday. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
Santa gets ready to make his way across Montgomery County to collect and deliver toys on Wednesday. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)

The jolly elf ditched the reindeer for Wednesday's gift run. In their place was an escort of 30 police officers on motorcycles. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
The jolly elf ditched the reindeer for Wednesday’s gift run. In their place was an escort of 30 police officers on motorcycles. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)

The jolly elf ditched the reindeer for Wednesday's gift run. In their place was an escort of 30 police officers on motorcycles. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
The jolly elf ditched the reindeer for Wednesday’s gift run. In their place was an escort of 30 police officers on motorcycles. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)

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Santa gets ready to make his way across Montgomery County to collect and deliver toys on Wednesday. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
The jolly elf ditched the reindeer for Wednesday's gift run. In their place was an escort of 30 police officers on motorcycles. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)
The jolly elf ditched the reindeer for Wednesday's gift run. In their place was an escort of 30 police officers on motorcycles. (WTOP/Melissa Howell)

Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer. In a previous life, he helped edit The Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune.

Melissa Howell

Melissa Howell joined WTOP Radio in March 2018 and is excited to cover stories that matter across D.C., as well as in Maryland and Virginia. 


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