Free hayrides and visits with Santa will be held Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Village Green in New Milford.

The event is co-sponsored by Housatonic Valley Insurance, Bank Street Theater, the Greater New Milford Board of Realtors and Horses and Wagon from Utopia Percherons in Goshen.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to take photographs with guests at Housatonic Valley Insurance.

Hot chocolate, warm cider, popcorn, coloring books and candy canes will be available.

Donations for the New Milford Food Bank and the Community Fuel Bank will be accepted.

Checks for the funds should be made out to the appropriate fund and dropped off Housatonic Valley Insurance, which will match the first $500 in donations.

Donations can also be dropped off at the agency, located at 6 Main St., before the event or the day of the event.