Santa visits children in East St. Louis

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KPLR) - Christmas is coming early for thousands of East St. Louis children. The Casino Queen hosted its 21st annual Toyland that benefits more than 2,000 East St. Louis students.

Pre-K and kindergarten students today had a chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus while elves gave them a holiday bag with 14 gifts.

Toyland will be open again Wednesday for first and second graders.