Santa to make a special stop at Airlie Gardens
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Mark your calendars because Santa Claus is coming to town. Saint Nick is gearing up to come to the Cape Fear a little bit early this year to meet some very amazing kids.
For the first time, Airlie Gardens and the Clinic for Special Children are teaming up to put on Quiet Visits with Santa.. This means special needs children and their families will have the opportunity to meet the jolly old elf in a calm environment.
Visiting Santa, for some of these kids, can be overwhelming. Between lights, music, and crowds it’s just too much and forces some to miss out on this childhood tradition.
To give a chance to those children, Santa will arrive at Airlie, with his elves, on December 12 at 10 a.m. and doesn’t plan on flying back to the North Pole until 2 p.m.
Organizers say when the children come for their Quiet Visit with Santa they’ll get the “red carpet” treatment and will walk away with a photo with Santa and a gift.
“They get to pulled up and walk in and no waiting, like Santa is just there for them,” said Sharon Morris, a life coach at the Clinic for Special Children.
This event is free but you are required to make an appointment with the Clinic for Special Children to attend. There are a total of 24 slots so organizers say if you are interested to call them as soon as possible to book your spot. They can be reached at 910-319-7744.