Sensory Santa is an opportunity for children with autism to visit Santa in a sensory-friendly environment. This means Sensory Santa's are often held before the malls open on a Sunday morning, when it's quieter. The time set aside for Sensory Santa is exclusive for children on the autism spectrum and their families. The line ups are much shorter, children can come and go while they wait, and often the music is turned down.
With the great support of our local shopping centres and venues including St. Laurent Centre and Ottawa Christmas Market at Lansdowne Park, we are able to provide an opportunity in a sensory-friendly environment for children with autism to see Santa.