Saturday is the 12th annual Christmas for Kids event in McAllen.

Officials say around 3,000 children are expected to attend the toy giveaway, wlong with a parade, and performances. It starts at 8:30 a.m. The toy giveaway will be at the Mcallen Public Safety building at 1601 N. Bicentennial Blvd.

The Parade of Characters starts at the Las Palmas Community Center at 25th St. and Quince Ave. And best of all, it’s free.