The Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department will host its Santa Express event Dec. 22.

The fire department, in coordination with Santa Claus, will deliver pre-Christmas gifts to residents of all ages in town from 9 a.m. to noon in town.

A $50 donation is requested per household.

Pictures with Santa on a fire truck will be available.

To make a request for a visit with Santa, write "Santa Express" in the subject line and send an email to, or mail your name, address, phone number, email address and the number of gifts to be delivered to BVFD Santa Express, P.O. Box 9, Bridgewater CT 06752.

Checks should be made payable to BVFD and mailed to that address. They may be mailed or dropped off when the wrapped and labeled gift to be delivered is brought to the firehouse.

Gifts must be delivered to the Route 133 firehouse on or before Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.

For details, call Eric Gsell at 860-354-9937 or email