Santa Cares events allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy Santa Magic photo experiences in an inclusive environment that improves comfort, enjoyment and participation among children with sensory sensitivities.

During these events, we're proud to collect donations on behalf of Autism Speaks at select US locations.

Most events take place on Sunday, December 3, 2023. Some event dates may vary - click on your location below to confirm date and time. 

Exclusive Benefits of Santa Cares Events 

  • No purchase required to book Santa Cares reservation

  • Most events occur outside of normal shopping hours

  • Advance registration required to limit the number of guests to reduce crowds and wait times 

  • Reduced lighting and music

  • Sensory-friendly trained Santa and staff who can support those with special needs and their families 

  • Photo package purchase is optional at the time of the event

Santa Cares is offered as Caring Santa® at Simon mall locations, and as SENSITIVE SANTA™ at Washington Prime Group mall locations.

Reserve your spot for Santa Cares! Click your location below to book your free sensory Santa visit.  

Santa Cares is specifically designed to accommodate the unique needs of people on the spectrum, creating a comfortable and inclusive environment for them to enjoy the magic of Christmas. During Santa Cares events, the usual hustle and bustle of a typical mall Santa visit is transformed into a calm and soothing experience, aiming to minimize sensory overload and provide a safe space for everyone. Our staff and volunteers are trained to understand the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum, ensuring that each child or adult receives the support and attention they deserve. Our professional photographers are experienced in capturing beautiful moments with Santa, ensuring that each visit is documented in a way that reflects their unique personality and holiday spirit. 

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Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, AK

Riverchase Galleria, AL

Pinnacle Hills Promenade, AR

Arrowhead Towne Center, AZ
Biltmore Fashion Park, AZ
Chandler Fashion Center, AZ
Kierland Commons, AZ
Park Place, AZ
Scottsdale Fashion Square, AZ
Tucson Mall, AZ

Bayshore Mall, CA
Brea Mall, CA
Chula Vista Center, CA
Del Amo Fashion Center, CA
Fashion Valley, CA
Fresno Fashion Fair, CA
Galleria at Tyler, CA
Glendale Galleria, CA
Great Mall, CA
Inland Center, CA
Irvine Spectrum Center, CA
La Cumbre Plaza, CA
Lakewood Center, CA
MainPlace, CA
Mission Valley, CA
Moreno Valley Mall, CA
Mt. Shasta Mall, CA
NewPark Mall, CA
North County, CA
Northridge Fashion Center, CA
Ontario Mills, CA
Otay Ranch Town Center, CA
Pacific City, CA
Pacific View, CA
Promenade Temecula, CA
Santa Maria Town Center, CA
Sierra Vista Mall, CA
Solano, CA
South Bay Galleria, CA
SouthBay Pavilion, CA
Stanford Shopping Center, CA
Stoneridge Shopping Center, CA
Stonestown Galleria, CA
Stonewood Center, CA
Sunrise Mall (CA), CA
Sunvalley, CA
The Mall of Victor Valley, CA
The Oaks (CA), CA
The Shoppes at Carlsbad, CA
The Shops at Mission Viejo, CA
The Shops at Santa Anita, CA
The Village at Corte Madera, CA
Valley Plaza Mall, CA
Victoria Gardens, CA
Vintage Faire Mall, CA
Visalia Mall, CA
Weberstown Mall, CA
Westfield Culver City, CA
Westfield Fashion Square, CA
Westfield Galleria at Roseville, CA
Westfield Oakridge, CA
Westfield Plaza Bonita, CA
Westfield Topanga, CA
Westfield Valley Fair, CA

Cherry Creek, CO
FlatIron Crossing, CO
Park Meadows, CO
Pueblo Mall, CO
Southlands, CO
Southwest Plaza, CO
Town Center at Aurora, CO

Connecticut Post, CT
Danbury Fair Mall, CT
The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, CT
Westfarms Mall, CT

Christiana Mall, DE
Dover Mall, DE

Altamonte Mall, FL
Brandon Mall, FL
Coastland Center, FL
Coral Square, FL
Cordova Mall, FL
Dadeland Mall, FL
Edison Mall, FL
Governors Square, FL
International Plaza, FL
Lakeland Square, FL
Mall at Wellington Green, FL
Orange Park Mall, FL
Paddock Mall, FL
Pembroke Lakes Mall, FL
Port Charlotte Town Center, FL
Seminole Towne Center, FL
St. Johns Town Center, FL
Town Center at Boca Raton, FL
The Avenues, FL
The Florida Mall, FL
The Oaks Mall, FL
Treasure Coast Square, FL
Tyrone Square, FL

Augusta Mall, GA
Cumberland Mall (GA), GA
Lenox Square, GA
Mall of Georgia, GA
North Georgia Premium Outlets, GA
Oglethorpe Mall, GA
Peachtree Mall, GA
Perimeter Mall, GA
Sugarloaf Mills, GA

Ala Moana Center, HI
Prince Kuhio Plaza, HI

Coral Ridge Mall, IA
Jordan Creek Town Center, IA
Lindale Mall, IA
NorthPark Mall (IA), IA
Valley West Mall, IA

Boise Towne Square, ID
Grand Teton Mall, ID

Fashion Outlets of Chicago, IL
Fox Valley, IL
Gurnee Mills, IL
Hawthorn, IL
Market Place Shopping Center, IL
Northbrook Court, IL
Northwoods Mall, IL
Oakbrook Center, IL
Orland Square Mall, IL
White Oaks Mall, IL
Woodfield Mall, IL

Castleton Square Mall, IN
College Mall, IN
Fashion Mall at Keystone, IN
Glenbrook Square, IN
Green Tree Mall, IN
Greenwood Park Mall, IN
Markland Mall, IN
University Park Mall, IN

Towne East Square, KS

Ashland Town Center, KY
Mall St. Matthews, KY
Oxmoor Center, KY

Mall of Louisiana, LA
Oakwood Center, LA
Pecanland Mall, LA
Perkins Rowe, LA
Prien Lake Mall, LA

Auburn Mall, MA
Burlington Mall (MA), MA
Hampshire Mall, MA
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside, MA
Kingston Collection, MA
Natick Mall, MA
Northshore Mall, MA
Solomon Pond Mall, MA
South Shore Plaza, MA
Square One Mall, MA
The Shops at Chestnut Hill, MA

Arundel Mills, MD
Mondawmin Mall, MD
St. Charles Towne Center, MD
The Mall in Columbia, MD
The Shops at Kenilworth, MD
Town Mall of Westminster, MD
Towson Town Center, MD
Westfield Annapolis, MD
Westfield Montgomery, MD
Westfield Wheaton Plaza, MD
White Marsh Mall, MD

The Maine Mall, ME

Briarwood Mall, MI
Grand Traverse Mall, MI
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, MI
RiverTown Crossings, MI
Southland Center, MI
The Mall at Partridge Creek, MI
Twelve Oaks Mall, MI

Apache Mall, MN
Crossroads Center, MN
Miller Hill Mall, MN
Northtown Mall, MN
Ridgedale Center, MN
Southdale Center, MN

Battlefield Mall, MO
Columbia Mall, MO
Plaza Frontenac, MO
Saint Louis Galleria, MO

Mall at Barnes Crossing, MS

North Carolina
Carolina Place, NC
Concord Mills, NC
Four Seasons Town Centre, NC
Greenville Mall, NC
Independence Mall, NC
Northlake Mall, NC
SouthPark Mall (NC), NC
The Streets at Southpoint, NC

Gateway, NE
Westroads Mall, NE

New Hampshire
Mall at Rockingham Park, NH
Mall of New Hampshire, NH
Pheasant Lane, NH

New Jersey
Brunswick Square, NJ
Deptford Mall, NJ
Freehold Raceway Mall, NJ
Marketfair, NJ
Menlo Park Mall, NJ
Ocean County Mall, NJ

Paramus Park, NJ
Quaker Bridge Mall, NJ
Rockaway Townsquare, NJ
The Mall at Short Hills, NJ
Willowbrook (NJ), NJ

New Mexico
Coronado Center, NM
Cottonwood Mall (NM), NM

Fashion Show, NV
Galleria at Sunset, NV
Meadowood Mall, NV
Meadows Mall, NV
The District at Green Valley Ranch, NV

New York
Arnot Mall, NY
Aviation Mall, NY
Champlain Centre, NY
Destiny USA, NY
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, NY
Galleria at Crystal Run, NY
Jefferson Valley Mall, NY
Palisades Center, NY
Poughkeepsie Galleria, NY
Queens Center, NY
Roosevelt Field, NY
Salmon Run Mall, NY
Sangertown Square, NY
Smith Haven Mall, NY
Staten Island Mall, NY
The Shops at Atlas Park, NY
The Westchester, NY
Walden Galleria, NY
Walt Whitman Shops, NY

Beachwood Place, OH
Dayton Mall, OH
Great Lakes Mall, OH
Kenwood Towne Centre, OH
Polaris Fashion Place, OH
SouthPark, OH
The Mall at Fairfield Commons, OH
The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, OH

Penn Square, OK
Quail Springs Mall, OK
Sooner Mall, OK
Woodland Hills Mall, OK

Clackamas Town Center, OR
Valley River Center, OR
Washington Square (OR), OR

King of Prussia Court, PA
King of Prussia Plaza, PA
Lehigh Valley Mall, PA
Neshaminy Mall, PA
Oxford Valley Mall, PA
Park City Center, PA
Ross Park Mall, PA
South Hills Village, PA
Susquehanna Mall, PA

Puerto Rico
The Mall of San Juan, PR

Rhode Island
Providence Place, RI

South Carolina
Columbiana Centre, SC
Haywood Mall, SC

South Dakota
The Empire Mall, SD

Opry Mills, TN
West Town Mall, TN
Wolfchase Galleria, TN

Barton Creek Square, TX
Baybrook Mall, TX
Brazos Mall, TX
Broadway Square, TX
Cielo Vista Mall, TX
Deerbrook Mall, TX
Firewheel Town Center Mall, TX
First Colony Mall, TX
Grapevine Mills, TX
Hulen Mall, TX
Irving Mall, TX
Katy Mills, TX
Lakeline Mall, TX
Longview Mall, TX
Midland Park Mall, TX
North East Mall, TX
North Star Mall, TX
Shops at Willow Bend, TX
Stonebriar Centre, TX
The Galleria, TX
The Parks at Arlington, TX
The Shops at La Cantera, TX
The Woodlands Mall, TX
Town East Mall, TX
Willowbrook Mall (TX), TX

Fashion Place, UT
Newgate Mall, UT
Red Cliffs Mall, UT

Apple Blossom Mall, VA
Ballston Quarter, VA
Chesterfield Towne Center, VA
Dulles Town Center, VA
Fair Oaks Mall, VA
Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, VA
Greenbrier Mall, VA
Lynnhaven Mall, VA
Manassas Mall, VA
Potomac Mills, VA
Short Pump Town Center, VA
Tysons Corner Center, VA
Tysons Galleria, VA

Alderwood Mall, WA
Columbia Center Mall, WA
River Park Square, WA
Spokane Valley Mall, WA
Tacoma Mall, WA
The Outlet Collection Seattle, WA
Vancouver, WA
Westfield Southcenter, WA

Bay Park Square, WI
Fox River Mall, WI
Mayfair Mall, WI
Oakwood Mall, WI
Valley View Mall (WI), WI

West Virginia
Grand Central Mall, WV
Morgantown Mall, WV

White Mountain, WY

We invite you to donate to Autism Speaks when you book your reservation online or onsite during our Santa photo experiences. Giving back to our communities is an integral part of our mission to bring magic to every experience. With your help, we're creating the Magic of Giving together.