Daily Herald: Quiet Santa returns to University Place

After an overwhelming response last year to the first-ever Quiet Santa at University Place, the shopping center has upped its game this year with more time slots and a larger area for children to meet and interact with Santa Claus.

The Quiet Santa experience is designed specifically for children with sensory sensitivities. One in 54 Utah children are diagnosed with autism, and Quiet Santa makes it possible for them to spend one-on-one time with Santa without being overwhelmed by the typical crowds and noise, a University Place statement said.

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