FAIRFIELD — Christmas came to town Saturday with “Santa’s Arrival”—the annual Chamber of Commerce celebration on Sherman Green.

“This is our 17th year that Santa has arrived in Fairfield,” said Beverly Balaz, chamber president.

Along with a chance to meet the big guy, kids enjoyed a petting zoo, carriage rides, and booths from a variety of local nonprofits sharing information.

“Last year we had 600 children and we probably had 2,000 adults,” Balaz said. “It’s just become a community-wide event and we’re so excited about it.”