The Matthew’s Hope homeless ministry is hosting its annual Christmas Carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and the event is open to the community. The Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department will escort Santa Claus to the event at 11. The fun day will include live music, food booths and carnival games.
A toy drive also is underway, and donations of new unwrapped toys for ages infant to 15 years can be dropped off through Saturday at Matthew’s Hope Ministries, 611 Business Park Blvd., Winter Garden.
Volunteers are needed to host carnival games with small prizes and to assist throughout the day. To sign up, call (407) 905-9500.