Local 10, Big Bus Miami spread holiday cheer

Big Bus Toy Express back on the road Dec. 13

Get ready as the Big Bus Toy Express rolls through several South Florida locations again Friday, Dec. 13.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Get ready! The sixth annual Local 10 Big Bus Toy Express will be rolling through South Florida on Friday, Dec. 13.

Local 10 and Big Bus Miami are teaming up again to collect new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program.

Our Big Bus Toy Express will run all day, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and stop at a neighborhood near you.

Taking the morning show on the road, Eric Yutzy and Jacey Birch get things started bright and early in Miami-Dade County. In the afternoon, Louis Aguirre and Kristi Krueger take the wheel and make several stops in Broward County. They'll be joined by Marine Corps servicemen in full dress uniform, a children's choir, holiday characters and many more surprises. The stops will feature entertainment and the opportunity to give directly to the Toys For Tots program.

Since 2014, the Big Bus Toy Express has collected approximately 66,000 brand new toys to make the holidays brighter for tens of thousands of kids. Donations are always desperately needed for kids age 12 and up.

The following locations are part of our Big Bus Toy Express schedule for 2019. Make a note of the times and come out to make a difference.


6-7 a.m.

Tropical Financial Credit Union - Kendall

10510 SW 88th Street, Ste. 20

Miami, FL 33176

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Walgreens - Doral

9675 NW 41st St.

Doral, FL 33178


9-10 a.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center - Downtown Miami

1300 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33132


10:30-11:30 a.m.

Walgreens - Aventura

18665 Biscayne Blvd.

Aventura, FL 33180



Noon-1 p.m.

Walgreens - Pembroke Pines

15911 Pines Blvd.

Pembroke Pines, FL 33027


1:30-2:30 p.m.

A.C. Moore - Davie

4458 Weston Road

Davie, FL 33331


3-4 p.m.

Walgreens - Davie

3015 S. University Drive

Davie, FL 33328


4:30-5:30 p.m.

IKEA - Sunrise

151 NW 136th Ave.

Sunrise, FL 33325

954-838-9282, ext. 1336

6-7 p.m.

Tropical Financial Credit Union - Coral Springs

8947 W. Atlantic Blvd.

Coral Springs, FL 33071

About the Author:

Mayte Padron Cordones is an Emmy-award winning journalist and the director of WPLG's Community Relations Department, overseeing the station's outreach initiatives to benefit and strengthen the South Florida community.