Santa Claus Visits for Special Needs Children


Santa Claus visits for special needs children in Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan for 2019. 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 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 4p-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!

Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 9a-10:30a
Sensory Santa Claus Visits at Twelve Oaks Mall
Twelve Oaks Mall (27500 Novi Road, Novi, MI 48377)
Families with special needs can experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa during an event created just for them. Must pre-register. For more info, visit

Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 10a-noon
Sensory Santa at Oakland Mall
Oakland Mall (412 W 14 Mile Road, Troy, MI 48083, 248-585-6000, website)
This event is held in partnership with Autism Speaks. There is no admission charge, however photo packages that capture holiday memories will be available for purchase at the event.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6p-8p
White Lake Special Needs Santa Claus Visit – Jingle Bell Ball
White Lakes Banquet Center (991 N Williams Lake Rd, White Lake, MI 48386)
Hosted by Oakland County Parks Adaptive Recreation. For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities. Pasta and salad, music, dancing and a visit from Santa. Gift for participants only.. Pre-registration is required as walk-in registration will not be available. For more information, contact 248-424-7081 or Deadline to register is NOV 28. Visit to register.

Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4p-6p
Milford Sensory Friendly Santa Visits – Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education
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 8, from 9:30a-10:45a. By reservation only.
Great Lakes Crossing Sensory Santa
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. Visit to find the reservation links.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 from noon-2p
Rochester Hills Sensory Friendly Santa Claus – RARA Sensory Friendly Holiday Party
RARA (500 E Second Street, Rochester, Michigan 48307)
Hosted by Rochester Avon Recreation Authority. A fun and safe holiday environment for peoples of all ages with special sensory needs, without having to go to mall. At this event, hosts provide opportunities for sensory-friendly pictures with Santa, holiday coloring, along with refreshments and other holiday activities. Free of charge, but please register. Register here.


Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 13 2018 from 10:30a-?p (each day)
Santa Claus Visits for Kids with Physical Impairments
Euro-Peds (3000 Centerpoint Pkwy, Pontiac, MI 48341, 248-857-6776
Meet Santa, and have a safe holiday experience for your kids with experienced elves. Our elves will be on-hand to take and post photos on Facebook for downloading or you can bring a camera to capture your child’s moment with the Santa. Enjoy treats made by Mrs. Claus. Make and send a wish list to the North Pole. Take home a gift from Santa. 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.

Stay tuned for more Santa Claus Visits for Special Needs Children 2019 Events.

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