They were in line before 10 am for the Annual Venice Neighborhood Council Holiday Festival at the Oakwood Recreation Center Saturday.
Before or after getting a toy, there is the slippery slope that thrills them all.
The gym is filled with toys and separated into age groups. Each child gets to select a toy.
Some toys are just prize selections but get heavy.
With the grand prize to be raffled off being bicycles this year.
Toys disappear with the years but the pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause last forever. Ivan Spiegel and Carolyn Rios are Mr.& Mrs. Claus.