Kids With Special Needs Visited Santa At Grand Central Mall

Child on Santa's lap.
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With everyone gearing up for the holidays, it's never too early for kids to get a picture with Santa Claus.

But the Grand Central Mall wanted to ensure those with special needs were the first ones to see him Sunday.

It's all part of the third annual Sensitive Santa Event.

Kids with disabilities got to visit the jolly old fellow without any environmental distractions.

Grand Central Mall came up with this event because a lot of kids with special needs don't get the opportunity to see Santa during normal business hours.

Parents and kids received a free Santa photo and enjoyed festive giveaways.

This is a good way to spread the holiday spirit towards the kids.

"It's fantastic, it really is. I love the children, that's why I do this. But for these special kids, it just touches our heart for everyone that comes in here," says Santa Claus.

For those of you who missed out on seeing Santa last month, there's no need to worry.

The jolly old fellow will also be available to the public today through Christmas Eve.

Parents can bring their kids to Grand Central Mall to see him Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 9pm, Sunday from 11 am to 7pm and Christmas Eve from 10am to 5pm.

Please note that Santa will be available on December 6th from 10am to 5:30pm due to a private event later on that evening.

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