Santa Claus Visits for Special Needs Children


Santa Claus visits for special needs children in Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan for 2017. Sensory Friendly Santa opportunities for children with ASD symptoms, mental or physical impairments. These events include Santa visits that make the holiday season easier for parents of children with mental or physical impairments or special needs.

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Santa Claus Visits for Special Needs Children – Metro Detroit Michigan

Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 5p-8p
Special Needs Santa Visits at the Village of Rochester Hills
Village of Rochester Hills (NE corner of Walton Rd and Adams Rd in Rochester Hills, MI)
The Village of Rochester Hills has a special Santa who has experience in working with children with special needs come in for these visits. No appointment is necessary. This is a FREE event. Bring your cameras!

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 8a-9:45a
Special Needs Santa Claus Visits / Sensitive Santa at Great Lakes Crossing
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets at Santa’s Flight Academy
Sensitive Santa has dimmer lights and softer music, creating a welcoming, sensory-friendly environment for children with special needs. Plus, reserve online for your time slot and avoid long lines. Located at the Santa’s Flight Academy set in District 7. Visits with Santa are free and photo packages are available for purchase. Please enter the mall through Entry 6. By reservation only.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6p-8p
Jingle Bell Ball
Waterford Recreation Center (5640 Williams Lake Road, Waterford, MI)
Includes a pasta and salad dinner, music and dancing from 6-8p. Santa will also be a part of all the fun as he and Mrs. Claus will visit with participants and listen to all their wishes for the holiday season! For individuals 18 and older with developmental disabilities. Pre-registration is required as walk-in registration will not be available. For more information, contact 248-424-7077 or Deadline to register is NOV 28.

Friday, December 8, 2017 from 4p-6p
Sensory-Sensitive Santa Visits
Apollo Early Childhood Center (2029 North Milford Rd)
Hosted by Huron Valley Recreation & Community Education. Watch Polar Express, enjoy holiday crafts, and a visit with Santa. Parents are welcome to take pics. Events are all self-directed to allow children to move at their own pace. For cost info and to register, visit

Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 8a-10:30a
Autism and Special Needs Santa
Laurel Park Place (37700 West Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152)
FREE unless you choose on-site professional photographer option. Santa has set aside this special time to meet children with Autism and other Special Needs (and their brothers and sisters). This visit was specially arranged to take place early in the day before the mall is busy, to make it easier for children who need a little more time, a less noisy environment or who have a hard time standing in line with all of
the loud noise, hustle and bustle of the mall. A professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures but you are not required to purchase any pictures to attend. For more info, call 734-252-9101 or visit

Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14 2017 from 10a-6p (each day)
Santa Claus Visits for Kids with Physical Impairments
Euro-Peds (3000 Centerpoint Pkwy, Pontiac, MI 48341, 248-857-6776,
Euro-Peds National Center has a special treat for children wishing to see Santa Claus this holiday season. Children will enjoy treats made by Mrs. Claus, have the opportunity to make and send a wish list to the North Pole, take a pic with Santa himself, and take home some reindeer dust to help Santa see where to land! Parents won’t have to worry about the challenges needed to help a special needs child or a youngster with physical disabilities combat the hassles of a shopping mall, Euro-Peds Santa visits for special needs children will have plenty of helpers on-hand to help the visit go smooth and enjoyable for everyone! This is also a great opportunity to check out the great features and staff at the Euro-Peds facility. To participate in the Euro-Peds Santa Claus visits for special needs children, kindly email or call Euro-Peds at 248-857-6776 to let them know you are going to attend. RSVP is not necessary, but appreciated. Visit for more information about the clinic.

This Santa Claus Visits for Special Needs Children page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

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