Santa visited the North Babylon Applebee's on Sunday, Dec. 8 to help raise money for the United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots drive.
Residents such as the DeLuca Family of North Babylon enjoyed a 'Breakfast with Santa' to help in the toy drive.
Children were able to recite their Christmas wishes to Old St. Nick as their parents and neighbors helped to sell colorful paper gift packages, which were strung around the restaurant and donated to Toys for Tots.
In total, more than $250,000 has been raised by the Applebee's chain in New York and New Jersey to brighten the holidays of underprivileged children and those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
In support of the program, paper “gift packages” will remain on sale at Applebee's through Dec. 31.