Santa Claus will be the special guest at the Southport Village Christmas Walk on Thursday, arriving at 5 p.m. aboard a Southport Volunteer fire truck at the central intersection of Pequot Avenue, Main Street and Rose Hill Road.

Once he arrives, the Big Man will head over to the Russell Agency where he'll be available for some one on one time with the little ones. There will be cookies and cider available at the Sasquanaug Association's Robinson Cottage at 33 Main St., and local merchants will hand out treats from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Southport Merchants Association.