Sensitive Holiday Events for Children with Autism

Whether it’s a visit to a museum, a holiday film or a visit with Santa, children on the autism spectrum don’t have to be left out this Christmas season. Here are some events in Puget Sound that celebrate the holidays in a sensitive way.

Sensory Sensitive Hours
Saturday, December 1
8:30am – 10:00am
The Children’s Museum Seattle
305 Harrison Street
Center House – Ground Level
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.thechildrensmuseum.org

The Museum opens at 8:30am on the first Saturday of each month at a reduced rate of $3.00 per person. Tickets must be pre-purchased online HERE and are not available onsite. Pre-purchasing tickets allows the museum to adjust staffing requirements to meet the needs of our guests.

Sensitive Santa Visits
Sunday, December 2
8:00am – 11:00am
The Outlet Collection (formerly the SuperMall)
1268 Supermall Way
Auburn, WA 98001

A wonderful FREE Sensitive Santa Event taking place at on December 2. If you are interested in getting a picture with Santa in a sensitive environment – please RSVP as soon as possible to cherburger@glimcher.com to receive an available time slot! Plus, you will receive one 4×6 or 5×7 photo free! (You can always purchase more if you want!)

Holiday Festival
Friday, December 7
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Allen Creek Elementary School
6505 60th Dr NE
Marysville, WA 98270
425.308.6641
http://www.arcsno.org

A FREE evening of family fun, including Santa Pictures, Cookies and Refreshments, a Sensory Table, Arts and Crafts and Gingerbread Houses. Bring an optional can of food for the Marysville Food Bank.

Sensory Friendly Film “Rise of The Guardians”
Saturday, December 8
10:00am
AMC Cascade Mall 16
AMC Kent Station 14
AMC Lakewood Mall 12
AMC Woodinville 12
http://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films

AMC and the Autism Society present Sensory Friendly Films. It’s a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!

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