Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the Hillsborough Police Station at 127 N Churton Street next Thursday.

It’ll be a holly, jolly time when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the main police station this month!

The North Pole duo will make their annual visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the main station, 127 N. Churton St. Youths from infants to 15 years old will be able to share their holiday wishes and receive a gift.

Toy donations

You can help police in ensuring each visiting child receives a gift. Officers are still collecting donations at the main station between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays through noon Dec. 12. Some donation particulars:

  • Gifts should be new, unwrapped and appropriate for newborns to teens up to age 15.
  • Especially needed will be gifts for teenagers and dolls, balls, games and toys for toddlers.
  • No toy weapons or candy should be donated.

An estimated 350 youths visited Santa and Mrs. Claus at the main station last year. Gifts left over from this year’s event will be donated to a Santa’s surprise visit to a local childcare center.

For more information, contact Community Policing Coordinator Eli Valsing by email or by phone at 919-296-9540. Photos taken at the event may be posted on the Police Department’s Facebook page.