The Christmas event is our largest event and is held usually, the second Saturday in December. The event began in 1992 as a casual turkey give-away and evolved into a full carnival. Eight hundred families are invited from lists provided by various assistance organizations throughout San Diego County. The 3,000 children and parents are entertained by live animals, San Diego Police, Fire, and Sheriff officers with equipment, Santa Claus, The Grinch, carnival rides, craft tables and unlimited hot dogs and soft drinks plus much more. Each family departs the event with bags of groceries including a turkey. A gift card is also provided to help with holiday shopping. In all, the Nice Guys gives away 25,000 pounds of groceries obtained from donors and food banks.