He usually travels by sleigh, but Santa Claus was recently escorted around Prince William County by motorcycles.

The Prince William County Police Motor Unit visited 11 county elementary schools to spread holidy cheer and to bring Santa, Mrs. Claus and an elf to visit the children.

On Friday, Dec. 16, "Santa's Motor Ride," visited Triangle Elementary, Occoquan Elementary, Marshall Elementary, West Gate Elementary, and Sudley Elementary.

The event continued on Monday, Dec. 19, when the motor unit and its special guests visited Signal Hill Elementary, Dean Kilby Elementary, Elizabeth Vaughn Elementary, Marumsco Hills Elementary, Belmont Elementary, and Featherstone Elementary.

Here are some photos from the school visits, courtesy of the Prince William County police department.