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SILENT SANTA


Event Date: 
Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am

For the past six years, Londonderry Mall has been running Silent Santa events in partnership with Autism Edmonton. This event offers a sensory-friendly experience for children to meet and have their photos taken with Santa.

We are excited to announce that Silent Santa is returning to Londonderry with the amazing Mr. & Mrs. Claus. At Silent Santa, we are trying to remove distractions that might cause stress and anxiety in children. During our event, lights are dimmed, and music is lowered. Plus, it takes place before the mall is open to the public, and families book times in advance to avoid large crowds and waiting in lines. These accommodations intend to make this experience more enjoyable and accessible for children with special sensory needs. Dogs with Wings will be in attendance to create a safe environment so every kid can feel comfortable and at ease. Plus, we hope that this event will encourage everyone in our community to think of how they can help people on the spectrum participate in different events in a meaningful way.

This year, Silent Santa appointments are available on November 28th, December 5th and December 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Guests can book in increments of 5-10 minutes.

Since its launch, the interest in Silent Santa has been solid, which shows how much need there is for this type of programming. If you are interested in attending, please book your time in advance as spots are filling up fast.

Professional photos will also be available for purchase. Please see our Santa Photos event for pricing as well as safety protocol here.

 To book an appointment, please call Guest Services during regular mall hours at 780-476-1441.