“Caring Santa” Meets with Children with Sensory Concerns


Every year parents flock to local malls to capture the moments of their child sharing their Christmas list with Santa.

This year, Savannah Mall made sure all children get to share in the excitement of meeting Santa, by having a “Caring Santa” meet and greet for children with autism and similar sensory concerns.

Savannah Mall made it even more special by not charging for the visit.

In a news release by Marjorie Young, the event was accommodating children who may not do well with bright lighting, high-energy music, and over-stimulating mall surroundings.

“All children deserve to have special time with Santa,” said Savannah Mall General Manager Phil McConnell. “The holidays are a time for making memories and magic, and this is one small gesture from Savannah Mall toward that goal.”

With all of these elements minimized the children enjoyed their time with Santa and receive a 5×7 photo of the special visit.

The event took place Saturday, December 5.

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