Santa Claus paid an early visit to Des Moines Monday.
The Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department hosted a Toys for Tots jingle bell party at the Four Mile Community Center.
Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up to hand out gifts to approximately 200 children.
Volunteers set up a bounce house and made crafts with the kids.
Organizers say the best part of the evening is the looks on those little faces. “It warms your hear that you can be part of something so fantastic,” said volunteer Jen Fletcher.
Between Monday’s event and one last week, more than 400 kids received gifts thanks to Santa and Des Moines Parks and Recreation.