New unwrapped toys will be accepted and given out to needy children in the Venice area during the fifth annual Muscle Beach Toy Drive.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11 at the Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk.

Santa Claus and his “helpers” will arrive at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 on a sled provided by the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific division.

Live Christmas music will be provided by Flight2Dalight.

Bodybuilding.com, the presenting sponsor, will also be providing giveaway items and T-shirts as part of the drive.

The event is being produced by Joe Wheatley Productions and hosted by the Pacific Area Boosters Association in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and the LAPD Pacific division.

Information, (310) 399-2775.

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