The 4th Annual Hot Cocoa with Santa and Snow in the Park, a joint event by the Rancho Bernardo Community Council (RBCC) and Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council (RBRC), was a holiday success once again. Hundreds of local kids and their families joined in the festivities. The RBCC provided free hot cocoa, photos with Santa, cookies, and festive coloring. The RBRC provided snow for sledding, carnival games, a bounce house, and a giant obstacle course. Face painter Danny Newbanks helped everyone get into the decorative side of the holiday spirit. “I believe the line for him was longer than the line for Santa!” shared RBCC and RBRC President Robin Kaufman.

Guests also donated toys for the Polinsky Children’s Center, with age-appropriate gifts for children of all ages, from infants to high schoolers.