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Santa Visits Peekskill Kids, Gives Away 600 Toys At Paramount

Santa Claus gave out toys and met children in Peekskill.
Santa Claus gave out toys and met children in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Contributed

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill kids received about 600 toys from Santa Saturday in the Love Holds Life Third Annual Toy Give-A-Way.

The Paramount Hudson Valley Santa Makes Me Merry event was sponsored by the Peekskill Business Improvement District and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.

Superman, Wonder Woman and Geoffrey the Giraffe were part of the merriment. Kids got free cartoons and were treated to story time and refreshments. There were visits with Santa for photos.

"To see the joy on kids’ faces when they meet Santa or pose with Superman and Wonder Woman, really brings home the spirit of the holidays,” said Peekskill Business Improvement District Executive Director Bill Powers.

Santa Makes Me Merry is part of Downtown Peekskill's holiday celebrations. The season opened with an annual tree lighting and will conclude with the annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop.

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