Christmas came a little early for some Syracuse children as they took part in the sixth annual "Shop With A Cop" event at Destiny USA.

The Syracuse Police Department teamed up with the Syracuse Fire Department to put it together. Each child received almost $200 in gift cards to spend on whatever presents they wanted.

Many of the children have experienced some sort of tragedy this year.

"They're all here because we encountered them on an incident or saw them while working in our capacity, thought they were special, and brought them here to spend the day with us," said Syracuse Police Department Community Relations Marlena Jackson. 

The event is paid for through fundraising and help from Destiny.