2017 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 and 1,500 Adoptions. 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 was started over 45 years ago by four officers with the Austin Police Department who saw a need to provide assistance to, and share Christmas experience with the less fortunate residents of Austin.  the first year, 20 children were provided gifts.  Today, Austin Police Operation Blue Santa is a non-profit organization comprised of Austin Police Department, Austin Water, Austin Energy, Austin Independent School District, & the Texas National Guard.  Their goal is to serve approximately 5,000  Austin families this year, which is about 20,000 children.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO POSTING BY ROSIE LUJAN

2015 Delivery Day Video  

Austin Police Operation Blue Santa Delivery Day




On December 16th, 2017 - Delivery Day - Austin Police Operation Blue Santa will be catching all the action from above at the Blue Santa warehouse located at 4101 S. Industrial Drive. Drone Pilot LLC - a veteran & minority-owned small business has graciously offered its services to record this unique day from above - a first in Blue Santa's 30 year plus history! If you will be making deliveries from this location don’t forget to wave!


Drone Pilot LLC.


*Active duty public safety professionals from fire, police, and military

*Promoting safety first using public safety SUAS Pilot Safety Training Course for hobbyists to professionals on responsible and safe piloting.

*Educating the public on the life saving capabilities these platforms offer.


For more information, go to www.dronepilot.io



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