Community members are encouraged to donate new unwrapped toys for children in need during the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific division’s annual Community Holiday Toy Drive.

Toys can be dropped off at the LAPD Pacific Station, 12312 Culver Blvd., Del Rey. All toys will be donated to children in need throughout the Pacific division area, which includes the communities of Playa del Rey, Westchester, Venice, Del Rey, Playa Vista and Mar Vista.

Santa Claus will also visit various local locations on a police sleigh from 5 to 9 p.m. on the following days:

Monday, Dec. 6: Oxford Triangle, Venice Beach and the Oakwood neighborhood of Venice;

Wednesday, Dec. 8: Mar Vista, Del Rey and Mar Vista Gardens;

Thursday, Dec. 9: Del Rey and Playa Vista;

Friday, Dec. 10: Mar Vista area;

Wednesday, Dec. 15: Westchester and Playa del Rey areas; and

Thursday, Dec. 16: Westchester area with Playa Sunrise Rotary Club.

Official sleigh routes are posted in the Pacific Station lobby and have been distributed by local block captains. In the event of rain, the sleigh visit will be canceled.

Information, (310) 622-3971.

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