The Coon Valley Area Youth Foundation (CVAYF) hosted its annual holiday event on Saturday, Dec. 9.

This year’s event brought families to the Coon Valley Village Park for carriage rides through the park and pictures with Santa Claus.

A total of 16 larger gift prizes were handed out to kids in attendance, along with smaller prizes distributed by Santa Claus, while hot cocoa warmed everyone up while they socialized.

The annual event is free thanks to CVAYF sponsors and organizers, Richard and Karen Todd.