Caring Santa is a private event at Southridge Mall for children and young adults with special needs who want to visit Santa in an environment that’s comfortable for them.
The event is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Because the event takes place when the mall is not open to the public, Caring Santa guests should enter through the food court entrance.
During the event, the mall makes adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities.
"We turn down the lights and turn off the music," says Cheryl Rouse, director of marketing and business relations for Southridge Mall. "We want to be very sensitive and adaptive for families and provide them an opportunity that might not otherwise be possible."
To register for the free event at caringsanta.com. Call (414) 421-1108 with additional questions.