Christmas is fast approaching and the Emerald Coast Toys for Tots campaign is in full swing.  Toys for Tots continue its strong push to collect new, unwrapped toys for the thousands of children in Okaloosa and Walton counties. There are plenty of opportunities to donate new, unwrapped toys before Christmas.



Events include:



Dec. 7: Wal-Mart in Destin, Toy Drive, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Dec. 7: Wal-Mart in Niceville, Toy Drive, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Dec. 7-9: Bikes or Bust at Wal-Mart in Fort Walton Beach



Dec. 7: Niceville Christmas Parade



Dec. 7: Bass Pro Shops, Toy Drive, 12-4 p.m.



Dec. 7: Build-a-Bear, Toy Drive, 12-4 p.m.



Dec. 7: Toys R Us, Santa Rosa Mall, Toy Drive, 12-4 p.m.



Dec. 7: VW Beetle Car Show at Lee Volkswagen in Fort Walton Beach, 2-4 p.m.



Dec. 8: Wal-Mart in Destin, Toy Drive, 12-5 p.m.



Dec. 8: Wal-Mart in Niceville, Toy Drive, 12-5 p.m.



Dec. 13: Topsíl Tennis Tournament



Dec. 13: Wal-Mart in Destin, Toy Drive, 4-8 p.m.



Dec. 13: Wal-Mart in Niceville, Toy Drive, 4-8 p.m.



Dec. 14: Wal-Mart  in Destin, Toy Drive, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Dec. 14: Wal-Mart in Niceville, Toy Drive, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Dec. 14: Wal-Mart in Fort Walton Beach, Toy Drive, 12-5 p.m.



Dec. 14: Bass Pro Shop, Toy Drive, 12-4 p.m.



Dec. 14: Build-a-Bear, Toy Drive, 12-4 p.m.



Dec. 14: Toys R Us, Santa Rosa Mall, Toy Drive, 12-4 p.m.



Dec. 14: Stuff the Skate Roller Derby/Toy Drive, 7 p.m. doors open at 6 p.m.



Dec. 15: Wal-Mart in Destin, Toy Drive, 12-5 p.m.



Dec. 15: Wal-Mart in Niceville, Toy Drive, 12-5 p.m.



Dec. 20: Latin Night at Hard Rock in Destin



Dec. 21: Hooters in Destin, Toys for Tots Cruise and Car Show, starts at 11 a.m.



Marines will be on location at many of these events.



The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and Toys for Tots thank our community partners Apex Radio, Wal-Mart, Bass Pro Shops, Build-A-Bear, Toys R Us, and others for their generosity and willingness to help local children.



This article was contributed to The Log by the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors.