By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year for most of us, but for Santa Claus, it’s the busiest time of the year.

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That was evident on Wednesday afternoon when he made time to bring Christmas cheer to students of the Baldwin-Whitehall School District.

Santa rode around on a school bus and visited neighborhoods throughout the school district.

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School officials relayed a message from Santa before his trip – don’t gather in crowds due to the pandemic and make sure you’re wearing a mask.

“We’re excited to spread some holiday cheer to our students and families,” said Dr. Kara Eckert, the principal of Whitehall Elementary School. “We’ve been remote for a couple of weeks now and we wanted to spend some time saying hello and spreading cheer for all the students.”

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There was also a cool way the district integrated technology into Santa’s visit – providing a special mobile app that tracked Santa’s route so they could know when he would be coming through a student’s neighborhood.