Santa on the Bayou’s 17th annual toy distribution for St. Bernard Parish children

Photograph from a previous Santa on the Bayou Christmas celebration.

Santa on the Bayou’s 17th Christmas Celebration including toy distribution for St. Bernard Parish children is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the St. Bernard Catholic Church, which is at 2805 Bayou Road, St. Bernard community.

Along with toys, Santa has face-painting, food and snacks including hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages, cotton candy, cookies and popcorn. Last year’s event was attended by nearly 2,000 children and adults.

Santa has planned another great celebration for the children and their families, focusing on the birth of Jesus Christ, including a live Nativity narration.

Santa thanks the numerous volunteers who participate in this celebration.

Also, Santa thanks the following for helping make this special event possible: Valero Refinery and Company, Valero employees, Biloxi Marsh Land Corporation. Crewboats, L.L.C., Pat and Claire Pescay, Eslava and Associates, Poydras Hardware, Guillory’s Green Store, Patsy Romero, the volunteer parishioners from St. Bernard Catholic Church, the Los Islenos Heritage and Cultural Society and Lynn Oaks School.