Sensitive Santa at The Outlet Collection


The Outlet Collection in Auburn is showing its sensitive side this holiday season with an extra special visit from Santa. On Sunday, Dec. 8, between 8am and 11am, The Outlet Collection will be dimming their lights and turning down the volume during a “sensor-friendly” Santa area for children who have Autism.

Now in its sixth year, Sensitive Santa, has become a popular tradition for many families across the Pacific Northwest. By opening the mall early, exclusively for families with children who fall on the Autism spectrum, The Outlet Collection is able to provide a special experience for children living with Autism.

Partnered with MultiCare, Sensitive Santa offers children and families an accessible way to experience a popular holiday tradition, while also providing informative resources for families who want to learn more about Autism. There will also be sensor-friendly activities to enjoy while families wait for their complimentary 4”x6” keepsake photo with Santa.

Chantelle Herburger, marketing director for The Outlet Collection, says, “The entire Outlet Collection staff volunteers time to make this event possible. [Sensitive Santa] is one of those joyous events that we want all families to enjoy.” And they do. Herburger says the event has been so successful that she expects Sensitive Santa to grow into a two-day event in future years. Families interested in attending this special event can RSVP by sending an email to Herburger

Glimcher, The Outlet Collection’s parent company, hosts Sensitive Santa events at 26 malls nationwide, and recently received an internationally recognized MAXI award for this special event. Join The Outlet Collect for Sensitive Santa, and brighten the day of a child you know who is living with Autism.

For more information, visit The Outlet Collection, or contact Chantelle Herburger

Sunday, Dec. 8 ll 8am-11am ll 1101 Supermall Way, Auburn ll RSVP here

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