The Fargo Park District is excited to announce the addition of a Sensory-Friendly Night to Santa Village, one of Fargo’s premiere holiday events. The Sensory-Friendly Night will take place on Friday, December 15 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm and is designed to embrace the magic of the season with a focus on inclusivity to ensure all attendees can revel in the enchantment of the holidays within a welcoming and sensory-friendly environment.
Committed to inclusivity, this special evening will feature softened lights, gentle music and a quieter environment to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Highlights of the night include:
Quiet time with Santa: Experience meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus in an unhurried and quieter setting. Specially allocated times for story-time with Santa and Mrs. Claus will offer attendees an opportunity to share wishes and create memories in a more sensory-inclusive environment.
Sensory kits: Attendees are welcome to check-out a sensory friendly kit at the front kiosk at no cost. Kits will include headphones, fidget spinners, sunglasses and more.
Quiet space: Adjacent to the reindeer, the Little Red House will serve as a designated quiet space. Equipped with sensory toys, this area provides a space to decompress from the hustle and bustle of the event.
Social story: To help facilitate a positive experience at the event, a downloadable social story is available at FargoParks.com. This resource aids individuals and families in familiarizing themselves with the event and helps individuals understand how others might behave or respond in particular situations.
Santa Village is free and open to the entire public November 25 through December 22. Guests are encouraged to bring donations of canned goods, cash and new or gently used toys to support area organizations such as the Giving Tree of Hope, the Children’s Miracle Network, the YMCA 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and the Great Plains Food Bank.
Rheault Farm is located at 2902 25th St. S, Fargo with a parking lot off 30thAve South. For more information, please call 701-499-6060 or visit FargoParks.com.