DARIEN — If you’re going to have a Christmas party, why not invite Santa Claus?

The kids visiting the Darien Community Association on Friday were thrilled to enjoy face time with the Big Man, along with coloring, cookies and general socializing.

“We do a program once a month and this is our favorite,” said Marilyn Demaio, office manager. “It’s been going on for a very long time and all are welcome.”