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It's the most wonderful time of the year! When our Bus Operators celebrate the season by teaming up to decorate one bus from each of the Authority's eight (8) bus districts. This is an employee favorite, as it emboldens SEPTA pride as well as inspires joy, creativity and goodwill. It's yet another Perk of the job! This year's Bus Districts did not disappoint. See below for the creative creations our SEPTA Bus Operators graced us with this year.

And while the pictures are fun, they don't do this great holiday spectacular full justice, so we recommend checking them out in person! Check out where they will be this weekend for the public's viewing pleasure. 

Friday, December 8

One bus will be at The Porch in University City which is adjacent to 30th Street Station and so easy to get to on SEPTA! Take Regional Rail to 30th Street, the Market-Frankford Line to 30th Street, Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34 & 36 to 30th Street or Bus Routes 9, 30, 31, 44, 62, 124, & 125. Plan your trip here.

Sunday, December 10

All eight (8) decorated vehicles will be highlighted on the East side of Market Street from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the following locations:

  • The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be placed on Market at SEPTA Headquarters (1234 Market Street)

  • Two buses will be place at Macy’s, on Market between Juniper and 13th Street

  • Three buses will be placed on 13th between Market and Ludlow Streets

Tuesday, December 19

The 1st and 2nd place winner in this year's competition will be staged in front of 1234 Market for public view. To see who won - scroll to the bottom!

Allegheny - "Winter Wonderland" 

Callowhill - "Gingerbread House" 

Comly - "Here Comes Santa Claus" 

Frankford - "Winter Candyland" 

Frontier - "It's a Small World" 

Midvale - "Christmas in Candyland" 

Southern  - "Silver and Gold" 

Victory - "The Holiday Machine" 

While it's hard to pick a favorite, the tallies are in, and the judges have selected their winners (in the following order)! 

  1. Victory - "The Holiday Machine" 

  2. Frontier - "It's a Small World" 

  3. Callowhill - "Gingerbread House" 

Tell us your favorite in the comments below! Happy Festibus!

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