Sensory-friendly Santa Claus Sittings - 510 Families

Sensory-friendly Santa Claus Sittings

Waiting in a noisy line for a booming stranger to put his arms around you is not for every child. That's why some venues host a Sensitive Santa with accommodations made for kids with sensory issues. Called a “Caring Santa” in some communities, we are pleased to have discover these Santa photo opp events in the East Bay.

In nearly all cases, advance registration is required in order to secure your spot and avoid those crowds.

Caring Santa via Autism Speaks
Caring Santa provides a gentle, sensitive Santa Claus experience without all the crowds for special needs families | Photo via Autism Speaks

Find a sensitive Santa Claus in your area via Autism Speaks >

Here are places to visit a sensitive Santa in 2019 in the (510)

Nov. 24 from 8:30 to 10:30 am  at Southland Mall, Hayward hosted by Autism Speaks | Register now >
Dec. 8 from 9 to 10:30 am at Bayfair Center, San Leandro Sensory-Friendly Santa hosted by Autism Speaks RSVP >
Dec. 8 from 9 to 11 am at Stoneridge Shopping Center, Pleasanton More details >
Dec 15 from 9 to 11 am at Bay Street Emeryville hosted by Centria Autism | More details and RSVP >

Related: Where to see Santa – in general – in the East Bay | Find Black Santa Claus

These places offered a sensitive Santa in 2018

  • Feel Good Chiropractor practice: Sensory Santa in Alameda. Nothing yet announced.
  • Mel's Play Place: Sensitive Santa. Nothing yet announced.


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