FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2018
Office: (413) 536-1441
Fax: (413) 536-5740
E-mail: [email protected]
CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS SHARE A MAGICAL MOMENT WITH SANTA AT HOLYOKE MALL during SENSORY-FRIENDLY SANTA EVENT
Holyoke Mall presents sensory-friendly photo sessions with Santa exclusively for
families of children with special needs
WHAT Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities! This compassionate, sensory-friendly event allows families with children with all spectrums of special needs to experience the time-honored tradition of a Santa visit, in a comforting environment prior to public hours. Accommodations are made to support the sensory, physical, and developmental needs of this special audience.
WITH Santa Cares is held in partnership with Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
WHEN Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
COST Visits with Santa are free. Space is limited and families are encouraged to reserve
a time in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holyoke-mall-at-ingleside-129-santa-cares-tickets-51410599487.
Keepsake Santa photo packages will be available for purchase during the event.
WHERE Holyoke Mall
50 Holyoke Street
Holyoke, Ma 01041
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside is Western’s New England’s premiere shopping center located in Holyoke’s Ingleside neighborhood and conveniently located near the interchange of I-90 and I-91. Holyoke Mall was built in 1979 and later expanded in 1995- now spanning 1.6 million square feet. The three-level Mall is home to 150 shops, restaurants, and department stores including: Macy’s, Christmas Tree Shops, Target, Victoria’s Secret, Apple, Aldo, DSW, Forever 21, Build A Bear Workshop, Loft, Banana Republic, H&M, Sumo Japanese Steakhouse, Francesca’s, and more.
Cherry Hill Programs represents over 94 years of combined experience and thought leadership from two of the most respected pioneers in the experiential photo industry. They bring the magic with authentic Santas for the young and young-at-heart. Cherry Hill Programs operates in hundreds of premier retail and entertainment venues across the U.S. and Canada during the Christmas and Easter season, utilizing innovative technology and authentic characters. Their mission is: Delivering a magical experience. Every time. Visit www.cherryhillprograms.com
# # #