DENVER (CBS4) – More than 3,000 families celebrated with a holiday meal, gifts, and live music at the downtown Sheraton Hotel for the Father Woody Christmas Party on Sunday.

Hundreds of volunteers donated money to keep the Christmas tradition alive.

“It’s a beautiful thing to see the joy, especially of course, on some of the children’s faces when they get a present and that present has their name on it. That’s one of the things we do. They are personalized, so that’s a real beautiful thing to see,” said Father Chris Uhl from Oblates of the Virgin Mary.

The tradition was started 30 years ago by Monsignor Charles Woodrich, also known as Father Woody.


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