But just because the men and women swarming tables in the room about them didn't have green pointy shoes like she did, didn't mean they couldn't match Santa's helpers, toy by toy.
Employees of John Deere Landscapes attending a convention at the conference center and Embassy Suites Hotel assembled dozens of bikes, wagons, mini-tractors and the like in a span of only minutes.
The finished products were then donated to Blue Santa, the San Marcos Police Department program that this year will provide gifts for around 1,200 local children.
"That equals 300 families," said Daniel Arredondo, Brown Santa coordinator.
Arredondo said requests for Brown Santa are up this year, and as of Wednesday he was still compiling a final list.
While donations are down, he said those who are able to give in these touch economic times were "giving more."
The SMPD's Blue Santa program was founded in 1972, and gets assistance from community organizations and individuals.