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!

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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 Department, 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

We take
DONATIONS online year round, click here for more information.       





Austin Police Operation Blue Santa, Austin, Texas

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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 officers wear.
Click to view complete article in Time Magazine!


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.