Find out when Santa's coming to your Ocoee neighborhood, tossing candy and spreading holiday cheer

The Ocoee Fire Department's annual Operation Santa event is kicking off on Dec. 5

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The 23rd annual Operation Santa event, put on by the Ocoee Fire Department is getting started. 

From 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 5, Dec. 7, Dec. 12, Dec. 14, Dec. 19 and Dec. 21, Santa Claus and his helpers will visit 76 Ocoee neighborhoods on his festive holiday float -- built by the fire department and volunteers -- tossing candy and spreading holiday cheer. 

When Santa and the float arrive in your neighborhood, residents are encouraged to donate new and unwrapped toys that will be part of the Ocoee Police Department's holiday toy drive called Holiday Toys for Kids in Need. 

For more information about Operation Santa, call (407) 905-3140, and to find out when Santa will stop by your neighborhood go to the City of Ocoee's website:

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A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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