Toy Drive Day 5: ‘St. Nick’ Carter Kissing Booth a Smash Hit at Toy Drive

Each fan paid $20 for a photo

December 3, 2018
St Nick Carter

An 11-hour wait and below-40 degree temperatures would not be enough to keep Lyndsie López from making her holiday wish come true.

“I got off work [Sunday] at 9 p.m. and I was like, ‘I have to make sure I’m in line,’” López said as the last few minutes of a very long wait ticked away. Moments later, she found herself, at last, in the arms of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter at the 20th annual KLUC Toy Drive presented by Venetian Resort and Sands Cares.

“It was very much worth it,” López added after becoming the first fan to take a photo with the singer at the “St. Nick Kissing Booth” in the NV Energy parking lot, where 98.5 KLUC host Chet Buchanan is staging his annual campaign to raise bikes, gift cards, and toys for HELP of Southern Nevada.

While López was first in line, she was hardly alone. By 6 a.m. a throng of fans had gathered for the opportunity to have their photo taken and exchange a kiss on the cheek with Carter, who donned a Santa suit as part of the “kissing booth” stunt.

St Nick and the Baby

Each fan paid $20 for a photo. Within 45 minutes, the booth had raised more than $1,400.

“I’m excited because we’re raising money for an incredible cause and I love it,” Carter said, adding that he felt celebrities have a responsibility to give back to their communities.

Since kicking off the “Larger Than Life” residency with his fellow Backstreet Boys in 2017, Carter and his family have settled in Las Vegas and the singer has made frequent appearances on “The Chet Buchanan Show.”

The “kissing booth” stunt proved to be such a hit, some fans were seen dropping another $20 just for the chance to go through and get a second picture (and kiss).

DAY 12: A Record-Shattering Morning!
DAY 11: Truck No. 32 is Closed
DAY 10: Highlights
CELEBRITIES: Strip headliner Terry Fator visits Toy Drive
DAY 9: Fellow Jocks Arrive to Boost Chet’s Spirits
DAY 8: Momentum Building, Terry Fator Delivers ‘Trifecta’
STORIES OF TOY DRIVE: Toy Drive Gave Him a Christmas, Now He’s Giving One to Others
DAY 7: Why Every Little Thing Counts
DAY 6: Packing More Acts Than a Vegas Variety Show
CELEBRITIES: Pawn Stars' Chumlee Comes to Toy Drive
CELEBRITIES: The St. Nick Carter Kissing Booth
DAY 5: Highlights
DAY 5: Nick Carter shuts down Truck No. 11
DAY 5: "St. Nick" Carter Kissing Booth a Smash Hit at Toy Drive
DAY 4: Now That's a Sea of Bikes!
DAY 3: Donors Make the NV Energy Parking Lot the Place to Be and Be Seen​
DAY 2: Vegas Businesses Go Above and Beyond​
DAY 2: Clothing Optional as Celebs Deliver Donations
KICKOFF: Toy Drive 2018 opens in grand style with Human Nature, Mayor Goodman
DAY 1 GALLERY: Check out some of the highlights
DAY 1: Human Nature lift Chet skyward
DAY 1: Naqvi Injury Law makes a BIG donation
DAY 1: Tropical Smoothie's Sea of Bikes get bigger!
DAY 1: Hirshi Masonry Spur an historic Toy Drive first!
DAY 1: The first toys on the truck
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