Caring Claus–For Children with Special Needs–Holiday Events

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CARING CLAUS – For Children with Special Needs


Sundays, November 23rd & December 7th


10am – Noon, RiverTown Crossings Mall


This is a special time to visit Santa at RiverTown Crossings mall.  It’s an opportunity for children with special needs to visit Santa in a more soothing and sensory-friendly environment.


Taking place before stores open on Sunday, November 23 & Sunday, December 7, families will have the opportunity to visit Jolly Old Saint Nick with dimmed lighting, no overhead mall music, and lower shopper traffic.


Each child will receive a Rudolph coloring book from Santa, and each family will receive a free 5 x 7 photo.  Additional photos will be available for purchase.


To reduce the challenges associated with waiting in a long line, we are limiting the number of families for each event.  Please reserve your space with RiverTown Crossings mall by calling 616-257-7600 during normal business hours.


Quick and convenient parking is located on the South side of the mall underneath the movie theater or on the North side on the upper level of the parking deck.  Santa is located in the Food Court on the Upper Level.


Students can Experience the Grand Rapids Symphony concerts for just $5! 


Students are eligible to attend most GR Symphony concerts for just $5 through the Student Passport Program.  Student Passport tickets are available for the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series, the Fox Motors Pops Series, Crowe-Horwath Great Eras and MusicNow Series, and select Nestle Gerber SymphonicBoom concerts.  For more information, go to