Christmas is so important to children of all ages. Friends Together hosted our first Christmas party for families in Central Florida in December of 2002. Our first party was a whole day event and we collected gifts and food for over 200 people. That set in motion our annual Christmas party. We have hosted an event every year since. Over time as our Friends Together camp program began to take shape we began to host weekend Christmas events in Lakeland and would bring our families from all over the state. 

As our kids grew up and our family’s needs changed we changed as well. Since 2009 we collect gift cards and movie passes and host a holiday dinner. Though our kids no longer look for Santa they do look forward to seeing their friends and the fellowship of being together. You can always help with this event as we need volunteers and gift cards. You can email us for information.