Ho, ho, home! Santa welcomes visitors to his Fairfield mansion

Santa Claus made himself right at home Saturday as his visited his Fairfield house for a 30th year, hosted at the Burr Homestead by the Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield.

The annual holiday tradition drew crowds of Santa’s fans, young and old, to the historic mansion, 739 Old Post Road, bedecked in finery for the occasion.

“A Visit to Santa’s House,” which raises funds for the club’s charitable and civic causes, continues today (Sunday, Dec. 13) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year’s event is raising money for Alpha Community Services YMCA in Bridgeport, a branch of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, which manages a range of programs for people in need.

In addition to spending time with Santa, Mrs. Claus and friends, visitors can take in performances from “The Nutcracker” by Flash Pointe Dance and enjoy attractions that include raffles, cookies from Mrs. Claus, holiday crafts-making, puppet shows and story telling. Santa’s Salon features face and nail painting and temporary tattoos. An array of baked goods will also be available.

Tickets at the door cost $8.

For more about the Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield visit www.jwcfairfield.com.