Ocoee Fire Department plans 21st "Operation Santa"

The department's annual event will kick off on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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This week will kick-start the Ocoee Fire Department's annual holiday event.

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas will ride through neighborhoods aboard a festive holiday float built by the Ocoee Fire Department and volunteers as part of "Operation Santa."

When the holiday float arrives in neighborhoods, residents are encouraged to give Santa new and unwrapped toys. 

The toys will be donated to the department's holiday "Toys for Kids in Need" drive. 

The float will travel through 76 Ocoee neighborhoods tossing candy and spreading holiday cheer for a good cause. 

Operation Santa will occur on select evenings beginning Tuesday, Nov. 30. 

To find out when Santa is visiting your neighborhood, click here or call (407) 905-3140. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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