Santa Claus was the center of attention Thursday evening in Southport Village, thrilling fans when he arrived aboard a truck from the Southport Volunteer Fire Department.

The Big Man visited with some of the little ones who turned out to see him, while refreshments were distributed to the festive gathering at the Sasquanaug Association's Robinson Cottage.

Check out the photos from this Southport holiday event, which was sponsored by the Southport Merchants Association.