Signing Santa - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
- Dates: December 7, 2019
- Times: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Host: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Location: Crossroads Middle School - Northview Public Schools
4400 Ambrose Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
- Phone: (616) 732-7358
- Category: Children's Activities
- Price Per Person: Free
Santa is coming to town...and he knows ASL!
Visiting Santa is an exciting and memorable part of the Holiday season for many children. Kids often come, list of wishes in hand, eager to talk with Santa. But for children who are Deaf, DeafBlind, or Hard of Hearing, it can be difficult to communicate. Typically, Santa is not able to sign, excluding this group of children from participating in this long time Holiday tradition.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services wants to change this! Our Signing Santa uses ASL (American Sign Language) to communicate with Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing children in their own language. At this event, community members are able to come visit with Signing Santa, make Holiday crafts, and enjoy a signed story time. Story time will take place at 11:30 and 12:30 for all to enjoy!
Plus, the first 50 children who visit Santa will also receive a gift to take home!