Santa spotted in Redwood City bringing cheer to deserving kids

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- Santa Claus was making deliveries in Redwood City Wednesday night with the help of some friends.

RELATED: San Jose boy collects hundreds of gifts for Toys for Tots

Those friends were Redwood City Police officers, San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies, and Redwood City firefighters.

The agencies collected and donated presents all year long to deliver them to deserving families in the area.

It actually takes several Santas, and many elves three nights to get to all the homes and instead of his usual sleigh he hitches a ride on a fire engine or in a police patrol car.

RELATED: Baby signing help from Santa's lap goes viral

This year, the teams are delivering gifts to about 750 families. That's an estimated 10,000 -12,000 toys!

The volunteers say seeing the joy and excitement on the faces of the children when Santa shows up at their door is priceless.

Click here for more stories that will get you in the holiday spirit.
Copyright © 2021 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.