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Northtown Mall Sensitive Santa 2017

NorthtownMallLogo2015santaSunday, Dec. 3, 2017
8-10 a.m.

Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN 55434

Sensitive Santa is an event for families with children with special needs, providing a more controlled and welcoming environment to visit The Santa Photo Experience. Simple adjustments are made to reduce sensory stimuli (muted lights and music, waiting to visit Santa at activity tables) to create a calming environment. Cost: FREE, but registration is required; Santa photo packages will be available for purchase. Click here to reserve one ticket per family or group. Please enter the mall through Door #5 located on the north side of the building near Burlington.

Alexandria Sensory Santa 2017

WindmillProjectDec2017Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
2-3:30 p.m.

Grand Arbor - Lower Level
4403 Pioneer Rd.
Alexandria, MN

This event is for children with special needs and their families and will include a visit with Santa. A professional photographer will be taking pictures, and digital images will be available after the event. You are welcome to bring your own camera as well. A movie will be shown every half hour. During the movie, the lights will be on and the sound turned down. Dancing, walking, talking, and singing are allowed! Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Please RSVP to Becca at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sensory-Friendly Violin Duo


Dec. 9, 2017 
11 a.m.

Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Join us in the Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall for an engaging and interactive concert featuring Minnesota Orchestra violinists Joanne Opgenorth and Helen Chang Haertzen, and talented guest musicians from the audience! The Minnesota Orchestra's sensory-friendly small ensemble concerts are inclusive experiences for patrons of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities. Lyndie Walker, MT-BC, of Toneworks Music Therapy Services hosts these concerts. Cost: Sensory-Friendly Concerts are free for attendees, but tickets are required. You can order in advance or on the day of the event. Click here for more information and to reserve your tickets.

Wild Rumpus Sensory-Friendly Story Time

WildRumpusLogoSecond Thursday of each month
9:30-10 a.m.

Wild Rumpus Bookstore
2720 West 43rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Sensory-Friendly Story Time will take place before the store opens to the general public. No music until after the store opens...except for the songs we'll sing together! Small fidget objects will be available for children to hold if they choose. There will be a clear schedule for story time with visual cues. As with all of our story times, this is a no judgement zone! We all have unique needs and ways of expressing ourselves, and we at Wild Rumpus welcome and celebrate those differences. Cost: FREE. Click here for more information.