Sensory-friendly Santa and other events coming to Tampa Bay

- Nearly 200 malls across America, including Florida and the Tampa Bay area, are offering "sensory-friendly" Santa programs for children with autism and special needs.

On Dec. 4, two hours before the mall opens, the program will include a visit with Santa in a controlled and welcoming environment.

Anyone wishing to take part just needs to register to schedule an appointment.

Click here to find a mall with a Caring Santa program near you.

Several other organizations are also offering sensory-friendly Santa experiences:

-Tues. Nov. 29: Sensory-friendly Sweets and Treats with Santa 
-Sun. Dec. 4 Westfield Citrus Park
-Sun. Dec. 4: Sarasota Square Mall 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
-Sat. Dec. 17: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center (RSVP for the wait list)

AMC is also holding sensory-friendly movie screenings the second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday of the month. Click for more information. 

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