Santa takes motorcycle ride through Montgomery Co. to meet with kids at The Children's Inn at NIH

Before all the festivities of Christmas kick-off, Santa took the time to spread some joy to The Children's Inn at National Institutes of Health.

And while the reindeer rest up for their big day, (just days away!) Santa decided to take his elves for a motorcycle ride through Montgomery County to get there.

Santa and his elves (who sometimes work as motorcycle officers) traveled throughout the county on their bikes on Wednesday, bringing gifts and donations from local businesses and organizations to the young patients and their families at The Children's Inn at NIH.

Santa took his Harley from Germantown to Gaithersburg, Olney, Silver Spring and Bethesda, where they stopped at The Children's Inn.

With help from the elves, children staying at the inn got the chance to choose presents for their family members from Santa's gift shop.

The Children's Inn is a nonprofit house that provides free lodging and supportive services to families of children with rare and serious illnesses that are getting treatment through the clinical trials at NIH.

While at the inn, officers will help the children choose presents for their family members at a gift shop.

More than 1,7000 kids and their families from across the US and the world come to The Children's Inn while they receive treatment at NIH.