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Sensory Santa

Tis the Season for Santa! Come enjoy the Autism Society of Alaska's 5th Annual Sensory Friendly Santa Event in Fairbanks brought to you by GREER TANK AND WELDING. We have a wonderful Father Christmas who is patient, kind & full of magical joy. Bring your kiddos and have our photographer capture your special moment with Father Christmas in a sensory aware environment. It is a free event, perfect for ALL ages, and no registration required. Drinks and light snacks will be provided.
****We will also have autism safety kits available, details below!!
Interested in volunteering day of or set up before? Email We would love to have you join us!

Sensory Santa is an event for families with children on all spectrums of special needs, providing a more controlled and welcoming environment to enjoy The Santa Photo Experience. Simple adjustments are made to reduce sensory stimuli (muted lights, no music, and no lines) and to create a calming environment.

Autism Safety Kits

Safety is one of the Autism Society of Alaska‚Äôs top priorities. Thanks to GVEA Good Cents Foundation, we will be offering a limited number of safety kits at our Sensory Santa Event. These kits aim to prevent, reduce, and improve the outcomes of incidents of wandering. 

Inside your kit you will find door and window alarms, adhesive stop signs, shoe ID tag, safety alert window clings, ID kit, safety alert wristband, and safety information booklet.

There will be a limited number of safety kits available and one per household, given on a first come first serve basis. Unfortunately at this time, the kits must be picked up in person by the receiving family with no holds. We hope to offer more options in the future.