SANTA CLAUS and some helpers greet visitors at a previous year’s Muscle Beach Toy Drive on the Venice Boardwalk.

The sixth annual Muscle Beach Toy Drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9 at the Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.
Unwrapped toys will be accepted at the event to be given out to needy children in the Venice area. The drive has been accepting new toys at other locations such as Gold’s Gym and received support at the Venice sign holiday lighting ceremony Nov. 30.
Santa Claus and his “helpers” are scheduled to arrive at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 on a sleigh provided by the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific division. is presenting the event, which is being produced by Joe Wheatley Productions. The LAPD Pacific division and the Pacific Area Boosters Association, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, are hosting the event.
Information, (310) 399-2775.