Rhode Island’s Magical Santa House Caters to Children With Special Needs
Every year, a unique and heartwarming holiday experience unfolds at the Bristol Santa House in Rhode Island.
This magical destination is more than just a place for kids to meet Santa; it's a place of joy and inclusivity, especially for children with special needs and their families.
The Bristol Santa House stands out for its accessibility and as a sensory-friendly environment for children of all abilities, including those with autism, Down syndrome, mobility impairments, and other developmental disabilities. Here, they can comfortably and fully immerse themselves in the Christmas spirit. The house is designed to meet the needs of children regardless of challenges.
Parents and children alike have shared their heartfelt experiences with the house, describing it as a place where the magic of Christmas truly comes to life. From the glowing Christmas lights to the vintage toys and the joyous presence of Santa himself, every element is thoughtfully arranged to create a magical experience.
With its variety of interactive activities and festive decorations, the atmosphere at this place truly captures the spirit of the holiday season.
Visits with Santa are always free. See the website for the full schedule. Wait times can vary but people are urged to arrive at least 45 minutes before closing. Families of special-needs children can schedule their visits.
Matthew Barth contributed to this report.
LOOK: 25 over-the-top Christmas displays from across America
Gallery Credit: Annalise Mantz & Madison Troyer
The Worst Christmas Movies Ever
The Most Awesome '80s Christmas TV Specials
Gallery Credit: Mike Sampson