Santa Puts In An Appearance At Smith’s Marketplace

Santa Claus joined Lt. Sam Connan of the Royal Manticoran Navy’s local ‘ship’ the HMS Implacable to collect Toys for Tots Saturday at Smith’s Marketplace The crew has placed donation boxes around Los Alamos (click for locations) and is collecting in person this season. The ship’s crew will have a float in the Los Alamos Holiday Lights parade this year. They are asking for those who can help out to bring donations of new, unwrapped toys to the parade, where they will be collected by crew members walking beside their float. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/