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Look Who's Riding the Catalina Zip Line

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    ZIPPITY SANTA: This must be the week for Santa Claus to try out all of the non-car conveyances around Southern California. Yes, he's taking a few trains out near Fillmore. And he's heading for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway on Saturday, Dec. 18. But it looks like he already made a stop by the zip line out on Catalina Island. There are several cute things in the video, including the speed at which Santa flies. But us? We like that he traveled with his trusty pack. Gotta keep the toys nearby, is the thing.

    ECO ZIP LINE: You can try out the line, sans pack, and sans wintry red suit. (Most people go for the tank-and-shorts look, it looks like). Get info at the Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour site. Fun fact: It is open year-round. Oh yeah. Not North-Pole-y at all.