MetroHartford Alliance hosts ‘Tons of Toys’ event

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HARTFORD -- MetroHartford Alliance is once hosting their annual 'Tons of Toys' event. The HYPE event is a cocktail party held each year to collect toys to donate to a local children's charity.

In 2014, sponsorship and donations helped collect 2,002 toys to donate to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford.

You can learn more about the event here.

It costs $20 per person, or one new, unwrapped toy (valued around $20) to enter the event. They ask that everyone register in advance so they have a head count for the delicious hors d'ouevres that will be served, but all payment will be taken at the door.

Tons of Toys includes hors d'ouevres, a cash bar, Santa Claus, cake, music, and a photo booth.

The event will be held at Marquee Events & Catering featuring The Gershon Fox Ballroom at Main Street, Hartford. Street parking is available on surrounding streets (free after 6 p.m.), or you can choose one of the many parking garages that are located nearby.

From 4:30-6 p.m. Santa will be in attendance so if you have kids, nieces, nephews, or friends who can't wait to have their photo with Santa, come on by! There will be cookies and milk (for the kids)!

Most people like to get a little more dressed up for this event! You're welcome to come in business dress, or feel free to glam it up a little with a fun cocktail dress or holiday themed tie!

4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Marquee Events & Catering
960 Main Street in Hartford