Saint Louis University welcomed more than 100 children and their families to Busch Student Center for the annual Christmas at SLU celebration Dec. 8.
School groups and neighborhood children, as well as children of SLU employees and students, played games, created holiday crafts, ate plenty of food and candy and got a chance to visit with Santa Claus.
Santa, along with the SLU Christmas Tree, took pictures with the kids and presented them each with a gift. In preparation for the event, 44 University departments donated more than 1,500 toys as part of the Blue Santa Toy Drive. Toys that were not given away during the celebration were donated to nearby schools, shelters, after-school programs and community centers.
The Blue Santa Toy Drive and Christmas at SLU are co-sponsored by the Center for Service and Community Engagement and the Business School's Service Leadership Programs.