Special Winston-Salem sessions with Santa planned

November 4, 2017 by  

Visiting Santa can sometimes be difficult for a child with special needs, so Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem will be offering a special time when they can visit St. Nick in a calming atmosphere.

The noise, bright lights and crowds that often accompany a Santa display can prove to be overwhelming for a child with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, an autism spectrum disorder, or another issue that makes a crowded situations difficult. During the Santa Cares sessions, which can be booked ahead of time, boys and girls can enjoy spending time with him in a way that feels comfortable to them.

The timeslots will be taking place early, before the display is open to the public for the day. Families are welcome, and there will be an opportunity to purchase different various packages of the occasion. This initiative has been brought to the community courtesy of Cherry Hill Programs. Booklet printing can be used to create activity books and other items to give to each of the children who comes to a function such as this.

This event, which will offer children with special needs a chance to participate in a holiday tradition, will be booked in 15-minute slots throughout the morning of December 3 in Hanes Mall. Anyone who wants more details can find them on its event listing.