Officer Jim Gordon, a.k.a. Motorcycle Santa, practiced his most jolly "Ho, Ho, Ho" as he rode through Oakland giving out gifts to children and hugs to anyone who needed one on Wednesday morning.

The Oakland Police Department Traffic Division held their annual "Motor Santa" Operation to provide toys to children (up to the age of 12) throughout the City of Oakland.





Officer Jim Gordon, a.k.a. Santa, rides along International Boulevard in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The Oakland Police Department
Officer Jim Gordon, a.k.a. Santa, rides along International Boulevard in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The Oakland Police Department Traffic Division held their annual "Motor Santa" Operation to provide toys to children up to the age of 12 throughout the City of Oakland. (Laura A. Oda/ Bay Area News Group)