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EDMOND, Okla. - A local fire department is helping residents get in the holiday spirit with a fun event for children of all ages.

The Edmond Fire Department will be hosting "A Winter Night at the Children's Safety Village" on Dec. 14.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., families can stop by the safety village to meet Santa, create toys and help a good cause.

Once they step foot on the property, visitors will be greeted by "Sparky The Fire Safety Dog" before heading into Santa's workshop.

Once inside, guests can enjoy hot chocolate and even create their own toys using Santa's tools.

Families can also take a seat and hear from storytellers, who will be on hand with tales of winter adventures with Santa.

Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to the event as Santa will make an appearance and stop by for pictures on the "Engine 29" fire truck.

In addition to the fun events, families will be able to help a good cause.

The fire department will be conducting a food drive for the Hope Center and ask everyone to bring a non-perishable food item for those in need.

Parents will also be able to sign up for a free smoke alarm.

Admission is free for everyone.

All events will be held at the facility, located at 5300 E. Covell.