Christmas with Pancho Claus

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HOUSTON, TX -  In a tradition now spanning more than three decades, Pancho Claus returned to the streets of Houston, passing out presents to kids on Christmas morning.

Richard Reyes dresses up each year and takes on the "Pancho Claus" persona to help out during the holiday season.

For some parents in the community, they're enjoying taking an activity they did as children and passing it on.

"I was part of it as a child and I would like for them to grow up and be a part of it. This is their first time meeting him and seeing him," Houston resident Cynthia Sanchez said.

25-year-old Gonzalo Lopez says he's seen Pancho Claus almost every year of his life and now enjoys watching his six-year-old daughter meet the legend.

"It's awesome. It's a tradition that's been around, and I look forward to keeping up with it," Lopez said.

A tradition that carries on in Houston.