Santa took a break from the North Pole on Saturday, Dec. 2 to visit Westergard Ford in Drumheller.

The reason? The dealership's 3rd Annual Toys for Tots, an event that offers photo ops with Santa, horse and carriage rides and a festive time for parents. In exchange for the festivities, Ford asked for toy donations.

"We are collecting toys for the Salvation Army. So we're doing Toys for Tots, and we also have the Angel Tree," explained Westergard Finance Manager Tiffany Andrew. "Toys for Tots is: any new, unwrapped gift can come in and it will be donated to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army takes care of it 100%."

The Angel Tree is also run by the Salvation Army. Tags are made up by the Salvation Army and include a child's age and his Christmas wish. People can choose a tag and donate that gift to the Salvation Army, ensuring that a child-in-need gets his dream gift this holiday season.

With only an hour left in the event on Saturday afternoon, two trucks were already filled with gifts and the free coffee for parents was running low.

"It has been great! Santa has been busy, the lady with the horse buggy has been busy, and we also have face painting," said Andrew.

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