Santa left his sleigh behind, driving a streetcar to Vinternatt, the annual luminaria event held by the Minnesota Streetcar Museum along the Como-Harriet line in south Minneapolis.

Hundreds of children each placed a toy under the station’s Christmas tree for Toys for Tots.

Santa helped families board the streetcar, which traveled along the lamp-lit rails.

After returning to the station, guests warmed up with hot cocoa around the wood fire, roasting marshmallows and recounting their favorite moments of the journey.