BROOKLYN - Santa Claus made his rounds a bit early this year.

Children from the Police Athletic League spotted Old Saint Nick at MCU Park today spreading some early holiday cheer.

About 300 kids ages 6 to 16 were in the park to celebrate Christmas, as most of them had their holiday spoiled by Superstorm Sandy.

Kids enjoyed playing soccer, kickball and parachute games.

They also left the festivities with a backpack full of goodies to take home.