Santa quietly visits special needs kids

Mayfair Shopping Centre dedicates a time for families with special needs who want to visit with Santa.

Sometimes, the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season isn’t the best thing for special-needs children.

Mayfair Shopping Centre, in partnership with Monarch House and Japan Camera, have dedicated a special time for families with special needs who want to have a more calm encounter and visit with Santa.

On both Nov. 29 and Dec. 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Santa is sharing some one-on-one time with special kids.

“It’s really difficult for parents of these children to have to stand in line and wait to see Santa Claus, so these special mornings really fill a need. They give special meaning to Christmas and the holidays,” said Julie McCracken, marketing director at Mayfair.

This is the second year that Mayfair has offer a special Santa session for children diagnosed with ASD or developmental delay.

 

 

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