Santa came to town Saturday. His destination? The Meadowbrook Mall. He isn't just your normal Santa either. He's a sensory Santa.
Kids with special needs got to visit him in a relaxed environment that helped fit their needs. Lights in the mall were turned down. Music was shut off.
This helped the kids relax and enjoy themselves. The line to get a picture with him was cut down significantly. There were toys and activities there for the kids to enjoy. The picture they got with Santa was free of charge.
Andrew Citerone, the executive director for the Cornerstone Pediatric Center, said, "This event is good because it's a really controlled environment. It's a fantastic opportunity for kids to meet Santa, some of them for the very first time."
Cornerstone Pediatrics Center sponsors this annual event.