2016 Season has Closed

Thank you to all that made this a Great Year!

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 4,500 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" 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!


Austin Police Operation Blue Santa, Austin, Texas Message from APD Chief Art Acevedo and see a montage of Blue Santa Photos going back to the 70's.  Music by the Doc Pointer Bank.

Please note: This  message was recorded several years back, this will be our 44th year of servicing the Austin Area families.

2015 Delivery Day Video  

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.

  * Text to Donate:   512-400-3088