Santa Claus is RUNNING to Town!

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Santa Claus is coming to town, and this time it’s not by sleigh—he’s running!  The 16th annual, ‘Running of the Santas’ will be taking place this Saturday in downtown Philadelphia where more than 10,000 costumed revelers are excited to turn out for the festive charity event.

With one of Philadelphia’s largest outdoor seasonal events right around the corner, I was visited live on set by Mr. Clause known as Ryan Van Laeys and his lovely reindeer, Julie Dorenbos who told me all about the huge holiday charity event!  Ryan Van Laeys tells me, Running of the Santas began as a pub crawl with a few pals who were feeling festive, and through the years, it quickly turned into a country wide charity event!

You can find more information on Running of the Santas and how you can purchase tickets for this Saturday’s event at!

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