It's that time of year again, the point where Christmas begins its undead rampage across an entire quarter of the year. (I may have lost some of my Christmas joy after years of working retail... sorry.)
For those wondering, a Sensory Santa is an opportunity to bring your children to see a Santa who has been prepped in dealing with children with autism. The lines are shorter, the elves will be restrained and the photographers have been briefed. It's actually a really good experience for those wanting to allow their children to experience the fun of a Santa visit but are concerned about meltdowns.
Quickstart has Sensory Santa times at Carlingwood, Rideau, St. Laurent and Hazeldean. The times are often before the mall opens or first thing as it openes, so that everything is controlled but it does mean you have to get up early.
We've done the Sensory Santa for the last couple of years and it's been a good experience. Because only children with autism are allowed in to see Santa at that time, it's not as rushed as visiting during the regular season.