CHICAGO (CBS) — Looking ahead to Christmas, the CTA’s holiday starts its routes on Friday.

The  CTA said this year’s six-car train has all new scenes. And, of course, Santa will also be out riding the rails. The special elves workshop train will be out on Saturdays.

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The holiday train now joins the annual holiday bus that began rolling on Tuesday. It travels 15 different routes throughout Chicago.

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You can see the bright lights, decorations and  artwork from kids at Perkins Bass Elementary School.

There’s no extra fee for hopping on board this holiday ride.

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