FRESNO, Calif. -- A big Christmas celebration happened on Fulton Street on Thursday.
Fresno Police hosted the annual Bringing Broken Neighborhoods Back to Life Santa's village.
The goal is to provide low income families with Christmas memories they otherwise may not have access to.
Chief Dyer, Mayor Brand and Councilman Baines said this event is all about giving back and community policing.
"We are giving away a lot of gifts and toys to kids in West Fresno several thousand of them this year and if you add that up over the years we have given some 50,000 gifts to kids in West Fresno," said Chief Dyer.
The kids got free Santa pictures, stuffed animals, and played arts and crafts and a meal.
"It is a blessing. People can agree that it's something that fit our income bracket it's something that's not part of our Christmas," said Crystal Esqueda, mother.