WATCH: Santa arrives in Los Angeles by police helicopter

Santa is known to travel by sleigh — but Wednesday, one of his helpers arrived in South Los Angeles by helicopter with a little help from the Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT team.

It was the annual visit to the Orthopedic Institute for Children’s “Toy and Joy” celebration — and to top off his helicopter arrival, he rappelled down the side of the hospital to the cheers of children below.

Hundreds of children attended the event to visit with Santa, and walked away with bags full of donated toys and sports equipment.

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