Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sensory Santa 2021 – A Great Idea!

What is the 2021 Sensory Santa experience?

Cartoon Sensory Santa with a bag of toys. My son told me last week that he had heard an advertisement for a Sensory Santa experience that I should share with you. I was able to find it on the Autism Speaks website and wanted to share the information with you. Autism Speaks is teaming up with Cherry Hill Programs to bring a Santa visit option that’s friendly to sensory sensitive individuals. The Santa experiences will be offered at specific locations around the US, and the dates listed are December 5, 12, and 18.

How do I book a 2021 Sensory Santa experience?

You can find the details about the experience and how to book a time slot at the Autism Speaks website. If you put in your location, you can search for events by using the distance drop down menu that offers driving distances from 5 to 500 miles. Some of the locations look like they only are offering the Sensory Santa experience on one date, but several show multiple dates. It looks like the times are limited so book early!

Where are the 2021 Sensory Santa experiences?

Check out the locations and dates, and see if there is one near you. Even if this doesn’t work out for this year, it’s something to watch for again next year. I think it’s wonderful that Cherry Hill Programs is able to offer this option for our sensory kiddos!

Let me know if you attend one of the events and what your experience is. I’d love to hear from you! And if you have a suggestion for a topic for us to cover on the podcast, send us your ideas through this LINK.


Tonya Wollum


Tonya Wollum is a disability advocate and host of the Water Prairie Chronicles podcast which connects special needs parents with resources to help them navigate parenting a child with a disability. She is the mother of 2 college-age children who have each grown up with a disability. That experience, along with a background in education, led her to create the Water Prairie Chronicles to help share what she has learned with parents of younger children to help them know how to advocate for their children.

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