Events for November 30, 2021

Sensitive Santa: Northtown Mall

Northtown Mall 398 Northtown Dr. NE, Blaine

Children with sensory and special needs and their families are invited to attend a private photo session where extra care is taken to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children.

Sensitive Santa: Maplewood Mall

Maplewood Mall 3001 White Bear Ave N, St. Paul

Sensitive Santa is back for 2021! For those on the autism spectrum and those with related sensory sensitivities, a Santa visit can mean crowded spaces, long lines and a swirl of competing noise that can create an overstimulating and upsetting environment. This sensory-friendly experience that welcomes guests with all types of special needs to enjoy a magical morning with Santa before regular center activities begin.


Santa Cares Day

Apache Mall US Hwy. 52 and US Hwy. 14 E,, Rochester

You’re invited! Children within all spectrums of special needs and their families are welcome to join us before the mall opens for our sensory-friendly event to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit and photos with Santa.

Reservations are encouraged.

Caring Santa

Southdale Center Edina

Join us for photos with Santa offered exclusively for children with special needs.

Kids Sensory-Friendly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

The Autism Society of Minnesota, Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN), and Spero Academy are partnering with Hennepin Healthcare to offer a sensory-friendly COVID-19 vaccine clinic for kids and families from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Spero Academy in Minneapolis. The clinic will include private vaccine areas as well as other accommodations to make your child’s vaccine experience go as smoothly as possible.

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