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Santa and his elves are spreading holiday cheer on motorcycles

Saturday - 12/1/2012, 7:52am  ET

WASHINGTON - For the 26th year in a row, Santa and his elves will leave Rudolph in the North Pole and spread cheer to local children on motorcycles.

The Fairfax County Police Department motorcycle squad and other departments throughout the Northern Virginia area are collecting and distributing toys for sick children and local charities.

Those interested in donating a toy, game or book to the annual event can drop off contributions at any Fairfax County Police station, or at any of the locations listed below, before Monday, Dec. 10.

The collection ride will take place on Dec. 11, and gifts will be distributed at Inova Fairfax Hospital on Dec. 12 and Georgetown Hospital on Dec. 13.

Other collection sites for Santa's Ride include:

  • Massey Building, 4100 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax
  • Fairfax County Court House, 4100 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax
  • Fairfax County Jail, 10520 Judicial Dr., Fairfax
  • Fairfax County Record Room, 4110 Chain Bridge Rd. Room 315, Fairfax
  • The Ranger Group, 8180 Greensboro Dr., McLean
  • The MITRE Corporation, 7525 Colshire Dr., McLean
  • Sage Payment Solutions, 1750 Old Meadow Rd. Suite 300, McLean
  • Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax
  • Fairfax City Police Department, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
  • Vienna Police Department, 215 Center St. S., Vienna
  • Virginia State Police Division 7, 4977 Alliance Dr., Fairfax

    WTOP's Kristi King contributed to this report. Follow @KingWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.

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