Santa Claus is known around the world for his iconic sleigh pulled by legendary reindeer. That aspect of Santa’s travels will never change. But did you know that Santa uses alternative modes of transportation as part of his merry journey every year.
He’s been known to make use of cars and trucks, trains, canoes, horses and even bicycles at times.
These alternative transportation options are used when and where a sleigh is not practical. They are usually only used in certain special circumstances or specific locations.
For example, in busy cosmopolitan areas such as Tokyo, London or New York City Santa frequently has to find different ways to get around in small, crowded streets. Yes, his sleigh can fly above but rarely can find a place to land in such places. That is when Santa might use an alternative vehicle or even set out on foot.
The Transportation Department at the North Pole is the group that arranges for these alternative vehicles for Santa. They spend the entire year researching locations, studying past Christmas trips Santa has made and placing Santa-approved vehicular options in key locations around the world.
For more information about Santa’s alternative travel options and how it all works, please listen to the North Pole Radio News report in the player above.