By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer
Marlborough – Meeting Santa Claus can be an exciting but scary thing for a child. And for a child with special needs, that experience, combined with the noise and bustle of a busy mall, can be truly overwhelming.
But thanks to the “Caring Santa” program at Solomon Pond Mall, those children can experience the joy of meeting Santa, but in a low stimulus environment before the mall opens for the day. This year’s program, held Dec. 4, attracted 30 families. This was the seventh year that the mall has hosted the event.