Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and a mini penguin parade from SeaWorld San Diego paid a visit to the young patients at Rady Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.
Rudolph and his four-legged friends handed out toys and sang Christmas songs.
Some of the young patients said it finally felt like Christmas.
The roughly 200 young Rady patients are often unable to leave, and the Rudolph visit allowed them a chance to escape their hospital beds.
In addition to singing Christmas carols, the children also took part in a coloring art project.
“It’s more exciting because it’s a lot of people here. And the little kids are smiling,” said Rady patient Vanessa.
Penguins along with a beaver, two-toed sloth and some cockatoos, all from SeaWorld San Diego, visited the hospital as part of the Christmas celebration.