With Christmas Eve around the corner, Santa Claus will be paying a visit to an Alameda County Fire Department station in Newark Saturday as part of a fundraiser to support the firefighters' holiday toy drive.
The Santa at the Fire House event runs from 4-8 p.m. at Station 28 at 7550 Thornton Ave.
Visitors are asked to bring a new and unwrapped toy, a gift card or a monetary donation of at least $10 and can get a picture with Santa on an antique fire engine, according to the fire department. The donations are suggested and not a requirement to attend.
There also will be hot chocolate, milk and cookies and holiday fire safety information handed out at the event. All money and gifts collected will go to the department's toy drive, which partners with local nonprofits to help children in need.