Great Lakes Mall is excited to welcome Sensitive Santa on Sunday, December 8 from 8:30am-10am.  Sensitive Santa is a private event designed for children and young adults with special needs and their families to have an opportunity to visit with and have their photo taken with Santa.  Great Lakes Mall has made necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event.

We hope you will join us for this extraordinary event and encourage you to share this information with those in your network who might find this event of interest.  The event will be held during private mall hours in order to provide a calmer, sensory-friendly environment, so please use the mall entrance located between Tony Sacco’s and Dillard’s.

Sensitive Santa is held in partnership with Autism Speaks, which is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with Autism and their families.

Children will participate in a holiday craft, enjoy a healthy snack as well as milk and cookies courtesy of Max & Erma’s Restaurant, receive a free book from the Mentor Public Library Pop-Up Library, and enjoy a FREE train ride on the trackless train, courtesy of All Smiles Aboard.

This event is free to attend and professional photo packages will be available through our photo operator. To register, click HERE.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (440) 255-8932 and/or by email at

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