Blue Santa Giving Gifts to College Station Families

Santa Claus stays really busy this time of year, but he took time for a special visit to College Station Wednesday.

And Santa turned blue for the day too.

Santa is a little blue this holiday week but only on his suit.

"Merry Christmas!" said 7-year-old Breanah Mims.

Kids like Breanah Mims and her little sister Natiyah were telling him what they want for Christmas at College Station Police's 7th annual Blue Santa Event.

"I want a Barbie Doll," said Breanah Mims.

Families got to not only see Kris Kringle but also had some Christmastime snacks while Santa's elves worked behind the scenes delivering toys and gifts to all the good girls and boys.

"Thank you!" said Laquetria Webber.

Webber is receiving gifts for her three kids during what's been a tough year for many families.

"We were kind of nominated for getting gifts so I said ok that's fine. No I think they'll be kind of surprised about that I have no idea what they asked for," she added.

"Hopefully everybody that showed up is going to have a great Christmas and enjoy the things that they are going to be receiving and hopefully, every year it's been growing. So next year hopefully it'll be a lot bigger," said Officer Karla Frye, with the College Station Police Department.

In the end officers gave more than 500 gifts. With girls like Breanah Mims undecided which doll she really wants.

When asked, 'What kind of Barbie do you want?', she replied, "It doesn't matter."

This year 32 families and 100 kids will have some gifts thanks to Santa Claus and his helpers.

Families are chosen with help from the College Station ISD.

The Blue Santa Program is made possible by donations from local people and businesses.

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