Santas ho-ho-ho for charity on NYC's 5th Avenue

November 23, 2012 - 4:33 PM
APTOPIX Santa Parade

Volunteers of America Santas are reflected in a fountain during their 110th annual Sidewalk Santa Parade, in New York, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The donations they raise are used for a holiday food voucher program for needy residents. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — It's another post-Thanksgiving tradition: a huge serving of ho-ho-ho along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

The 110th annual Sidewalk Santa Parade has been around since 1902.

Fifty fully suited, bell-ringing Sidewalk Santas were part of the Friday festivities.

After their jolly old stroll, the Volunteers of America Santas were whisked away — not by sleigh, but by bus.

The donations they raise will used for a holiday food voucher program for needy residents.

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Online: www.sidewalksantaNYC.org