Time: Sunday, December 8 from 9:00am-11:00am.
Location: Lincolnwood Town Center
About: Visiting Santa is a winter tradition for many families. However, if your child has sensory sensitivities, it can be a difficult experience. Opening before regularly scheduled activities begin, Sensitive Santa allows for a sensory-friendly environment so that all can enjoy meeting Santa.
Play for All
Time: Saturday, December 14th from 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: Chicago Children’s Museum
Cost: Free to the first 100 visitors to register
About: On the second Saturday of every month, the Chicago Children’s Museum opens one hour early and invites children and families with disabilities to come explore the museum in a quieter, less stimulating environment.
Sensory Friendly Beatrix Potter Tea
Time: Sunday, December 15th at 11:30am and 2:30pm
Location: The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave. Chicago, IL. 60607
About: This puppet show, staring Peter Rabbit and his animal friends, is performed in a sensory-friendly environment. Guests are encouraged to dress in their holiday best, or wear whatever is most comfortable for them. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served following the show.
Sensory Friendly Performance of A Christmas Carol
Time: Monday, December 23rd at 2:00pm
Location: Goodman Theatre
Cost: Tickets start at $15
About: The Goodman Theater is putting on a sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol. The sensory-friendly accommodations include lower sound level, lower lighting level, small crowds, designated quiet areas, and a space for movement breaks.
Sarah Lydon, MA, CCC-SLP
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