PHOTOS: Kids, parents turn out for Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade

Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade 2017 (KXAN Photo)
Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade 2017 (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The season of giving is here, and it kicked off with a big parade in downtown Austin Saturday morning.

The annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade helps raise money and gifts for the Austin Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa. There were marching bands, giant balloons and even Santa Claus made an appearance.

Along the route, the parade stops and children get to fill up the trucks with their unwrapped gifts.

“It’s teaching our kids to give back to the community,” said one mother who attended with her family. “You know that there are other less fortunate people out there, and we need to be a part of helping those people.”

There’s still time to donate. You can drop off unwrapped toys at numerous locations across the city, including fire stations, police substations and ACC campuses.

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