Soothing Santa visits Northridge Mall
Sunday, November 26 ~ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday, December 3 ~ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Northridge Mall (Center Court Area), Salinas

Santa knows some children need extra patience and quiet time during holiday visits. This ​soothing​ ​and sensory-friendly event allows ​​children​ ​with​ ​all spectrums of special​ ​needs​ ​and their families to experience a time-honored tradition with Santa in a comforting environment outside the center’s public hours. Two dates are available for Soothing Santa visits:  November 26 & December 3, both from 8:30-10:30 am. Registration is requested. Click on the date links, above, to register. Visits are free but there is a charge for photos.


Deaf Santa & Holiday Potluck
Saturday, December 2
Noon - 4 pm
St. Ansgars Lutheran Church
72 E. San Joaquin, Salinas

Join DHHSC Central Coast Outreach for their annual holiday potluck for adults, children & families! Bring a casserole or dessert to share. Enjoy BBQ, activities, games, ASL (American Sign Language) story time and visit Deaf Santa! For more information, call (831) 753-6540 or email


Sensory-Friendly Santa visits Greenfield
Sunday, December 10 ~ 11 am - 2 pm
Tyler Park Townhomes ~ 1120 Heidi Dr, Greenfield

Special Kids Crusade invites families with children who have special needs to come visit sensory-friendly Santa on Sunday, December 10 in Greenfield. Get your photo taken, enjoy some holiday treats and, for those children on Santa's "Nice" list (and Santa says you have all been nice this year!), get a fun gift. Santa needs to know which children are coming so he'll have a gift ready! Please RSVP to Special Kids Crusade via email at or by calling (831) 372-2730, ext. 102. Se habla español.

Sensory Santa visits Monterey
Sunday, Dec. 17 ~ 2 pm - 4 pm
Monterey Moose Lodge
555 Canyon Del Rey Blvd.

Monterey Peninsula Autism Assistance will host Sensory Santa at the Monterey Moose Lodge! No waiting in long lines, low music and fun activities await for families who might otherwise find a visit to Santa a bit overwhelming. Santa will have a wrapped gift for your child, too! This is a FREE event but RSVPs are needed by December 13 to