Posted: Dec 19, 2013 01:25 PM PST
Updated: Aug 28, 2016 08:16 PM PDT
The Davila family was surprised at Westfield Palm Desert Wednesday night when retailers pitched in to make it a Christmas the family would never forget.
The family showed up for what they thought was simply complimentary photos with Santa, but all five children were given every gift on their wish list, including a Christmas tree.
The mother, Clarissa Davila, works part time for YMCA of the Desert and was overwhelmed with joy. "We thought we wouldn't be able to make Christmas happen this year," she said. Her four-year-old son, Leonardo, agreed, saying "I can't believe how lucky we are."
Some of the retailers that helped make this a Christmas to remember for the Davila family were Tilly's, Mrs. Fields, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and Build-A-Bear.