|When:||Saturday, November 26, 2016|
|11:00 am (It's approximately 1 hour long)|
|Where:||Starts at the Capitol at 11th and Congress, moving south on Congress all the way to Cesar Chavez, ending just north of the bridge. Click here for a parade map.|
|What:||Benefiting Austin Police Operation Blue Santa, so Bring New, Unwrapped Toys to Donate! At a designated time during the Parade Procession all units will stop to collect the toys. Santa's Helpers will line the parade route and help spectators give their toy. All toys will be distributed by the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa Program to another child just in time for the holidays.|
|Highlights:||Giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, famous children's characters, spectacular marching bands, cool classic cars and Santa!|
|For More Info:||For more information about the parade on how to get involved with the parade CLICK Here!|
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2016 DELIVERY DAY - December 17th
We will need lots of assistance on Delivery Day! We hope you will come join us in making this a great Christmas for the many families in need & that you will be able join us for the great entertainment & food after all deliveries are made!
Click more information about Delivery Day
Austin Police Operation Blue Santa is a 501(c)(3) – non-profit, community based
corporation, organized by the Austin Police Department, with
support from the Austin Fire
Austin Energy, Austin Water Utilities and Texas National Guard. Each year we provide each family we serve with a full
holiday meal and wrapped Christmas gifts for each child under age 14.
Our service to citizens of Austin began back in 1972 serving about 20
families, this year we served over 5,000 families. This is
only possible because of the goodwill and big hearts of Austin’s
citizens, businesses, and civic groups that support us each year.
Thank you Austin for another great Blue Santa Holiday Season!
Also a big thanks to our sponsors for making it all possible.
See our list of this year's sponsors here.
We take DONATIONS online year round, click here for more information.
Austin Police Operation Blue Santa,
Austin Police Operation "Blue Santa" in Austin, Texas,
was named one of the 11 Best Santa's in the U.S. by TIME
Magazine! Turns out you don’t have to wear red to portray Santa
Claus. As the official “Blue Santa” representing Austin Police
Operation Blue Santa, a non-profit outreach program run by the
Austin Police Department, the Austin Fire Department, Austin
Energy, Austin Water Utilities, and the Texas National Guard,
Guy Benson, 58, delivers toys and meals to needy families’ homes
while wearing a blue suit and the same boots that police
We also accept checks and you can mail donations to: Austin Operation Blue Santa, P.O. Box 689001, Austin, Tx 78768-9001
You can also stop by the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa Warehouse to drop off your donation, YEAR ROUND, at our location at 4101 South Industrial Drive, Suite 260, Austin, Texas 78744.