Calendar of Events

Listed below are events that are public events that you can come out and participate and/or bring a toy and/or monetary donation.   There are several events that will have our Blue Santa and Mrs. Blue there so that you can bring your camera and get your picture taken with them.

Austin Police Operation Blue Santa could not do what it does without the generous support of a caring community. Thank you again for your thoughtful dedication that is provided by so many that come out to assist at these Events each year and we look forward to receiving your contributions that will assist with Austin Police Operation Blue Santa’s goal in making this a successful and Joyful Holiday for the families in need of assistance this Holiday Season.


 

  • RightGift.com

       

    Locally owned RightGift.com is proud to support Austin Police Operation Blue Santa.  RightGift makes it quick and easy to donate and put a smile on a child's face this Holiday.  Select a gift from the Blue Santa RightGift Wishlist to purchase online and then easily ship your donation directly to Blue Santa.  100% of proceeds from items purchased off the Blue Santa RightGift Wishlist will go directly to Austin Police Operation Blue Santa

     
    Blue Santa RightGift Wishlist 
     


    We exceeded our goal and served over 6,000 Families during the 2015 Holiday Season and will need everyone's assistance this season as well.  Please join us in making 2016 another great holiday season for the many families in need by providing a helping hand. 

    We also hope to see you at our events!



     
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    Austin Police Operation Blue Santa - FOOD NIGHT
    Date of Event:   November 15, 2017      Time of Event:     6 PM -  8 PM
    Austin Police Operation Blue Santa, 4101 South Industrial Drive, Suite 260, Austin, TX, 78744.   Volunteer to come out to the OBS Warehouse to put together the food boxes that will be delivered to the many families in need during this years Holiday Season. Go to our Volunteer page to find out how to get involved.


  • Chuy's Children's Giving to Children Parade  

      When: Saturday, November 18, 2017       -   NOTE  date falls a week earlier than in the past!!
        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 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 Operation Blue Santa Program to another child just in time for the holidays.
         
      Highlights: 
    Giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, Local Entertainment Groups, 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!
     
         



  • Zilker Tree Lighting   - TENTATIVE DATE
    Date of Event:   November 26, 2017    Time of Event:   6 pm - 9 pm
    Zilker Metropolitan Park, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

      "Blue Santa and Mrs. Claus" will be there for families and children to get their photo taken with Blue Santa in the Big Santa Chair, photos are then uploaded to our Blue Santa website for retrieval.  We will be accepting  cash donations for the photos.
         
         



  • KOKE Breakfast at Omni Southpark
    Date of Event:  December 1, 2017      Time of Event:    6 AM - 10 AM
    KOKE Radio will be sponsoring our annual breakfast event which will be held on December 1th at Omni Austin Hotel Southpark, located at 4140 Governors Row, Austin, Tx 78744.  KOKE will be live on radio from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. soliciting monetary donations from their listeners and at the same time holding a silent action in conjunction with the live radio event.  To make this event a success we are in need of auction items ranging from sports memorabilia, actual goods, gift cards and services from our local area supporters.  We are accepting Auction Items for this event and hope to hear from you on items you would like to donate for our auction, and look forward to seeing everyone at this great event!

    Blue Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for getting your picture take with them!  

    Great Entertainment, Food, and Fantastic Auction Items to bid on  for a Great cause! 



  • Austin Carriage's Annual Blue Santa Toy Drive
    Date of Event:  December 13, 2017   Time of Event:   6:30 PM -10PM

 

You can exchange a new unwrapped gift for each passenger to receive a FREE carriage ride.  The rides are about 15 to 20 minutes long depending on the demand.  Seating capacity is up to 6 adult passengers.  Children under 4 may sit on a lap and are not counted as a seated passenger.  (Please bring gifts for $10 value or more).  Rides are at Central down town Fire Station located at the corner of 5th and Trinity.  They will have 3 or 4 carriage running that night benefitting Blue Santa.  Please join us and help provide a merry Christmas to a deserving child.

     
     


  • Austin Police Operation Blue Santa - DELIVERY DAY
    Date of Event:  December 16, 2017      Time of Event:    8 AM - 1 PM
    4101 South Industrial Drive, Suite 260, Austin, Texas 78744
 

Delivery Day will begin bright and early, we need all the assistance we can get to get the many toys and meals delivered to over 6,011 families an approximately 20,000 children we will be serving this year. We could not do what we do without the gracious support that we get for the community. 

 

Blue Santa & Mrs. Claus will be there to greet you while waiting in line to assist with the delivery of package and there will be many other there that you can get your pictures taken with.  We also provide a meal for those how come out and assist the the deliveries, which  is  held  immediately  after all packages have left the warehouse.

 

Main distribution is at 4101 South Industrial Drive, Suite 260, Austin, Tx., however we will have other Sub-Stations as in the past and they will be posted as the date gets closer.  We look forward to seeing everyone again this year and welcome all who have never experienced the wonderful event of assisting with  giving to the so many in need.  We need your HELP!


         
       
  On December 17th, 2016 - 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