November 29, 2022

Bayou Country Toy Drive Distribution Event

Mark your calendars! The Bayou Country Christmas Toy Drive Distribution Event will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., or until toys run out, at the Explore Houma Visitors Center located at 114 Tourist Drive in Gray, Louisiana.

Explore Houma has been collecting toys to bring a little Christmas magic to families in our community this holiday season. The distribution event is free to all parents and/or guardians in Terrebonne Parish and will not require registration. It will be on a first come, first served basis, with one toy distributed per child and a maximum of three.

The team at Explore Houma kindly ask that you do not bring children to the distribution event, as this is geared for parents to come select a toy for their child. There will be no Santa activities or other photo opportunities. Looking for fun things to do with the kids after you stop by the Toy Drive event? Visit our Events Page for a full list of things to do in Terrebonne Parish!

What to expect when you stop by the Toy Drive distribution event?

  • Five people will be let in at a time to avoid overcrowding
  • Parents will receive tickets at the front desk (1 ticket per child, maximum of three tickets)
  • Parents can “shop” for a toy then head to the checkout table – *Please note that there will be no wrapping station
  • You’re all set!

Want to donate? There’s still time! Explore Houma is accepting toy and monetary donations until Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at the Visitors Center.

We are encouraging that donated toys meet the following requirements:
• All toys should remain unwrapped for donation
• Spending limit range: $20-$50
• No realistic toy weapons or food
• Gifts for children up to 16 years old

While purchasing items for smaller children is a simple task, donors may often wonder what to get for pre-teens and teens. We have created an Amazon Wishlist that has recommendations of gifts for all ages and can be shipped directly to the Visitors Center for your convenience.

Amazon Wishlist Links: