Each year, millions of children across the country join in the tradition of sitting on Santa’s lap to whisper Christmas wishes in his ear and take a picture. For children with special needs, it’s an activity that many miss out on.
The mall does not cater to most children with special needs. The lights, lines, and sounds of holiday shopping can overstimulate children with disabilities. It can be stressful and overwhelming for the child and their family.
Stone Soup Group offers a secure environment for children with special needs and their families each December. We transform our office into the North Pole, complete with Santa’s Workshop and the Claus Home. Families can reserve a time for their child to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. While they wait, they work on holiday crafts and enjoy light refreshments in Santa’s Workshop. We take a picture of your child with the jolly man in red and send it by email to families.
We dedicate the first two hours (9am-11am) to sensory-friendly visits with Santa. These early slots are for children who have sensitivities to music, bright lights, and large groups of people.
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