General FAQ

We're creating an accessible way for kids with special needs to see Santa from a safe distance. Santa’s elves will call when they are on the way to your home, between 1-4pm. Santa will be wearing his mask and waving from outside your front door or window. He will also deliver a special gift for you and your family, if you choose. Also, fill out a LETTER TO SANTA and tape it to your front door so he can bring it back to the North Pole.
The Special Santa Event is on Saturday, December 12th from 1-4pm at your front door or window.
This event is FREE!
Absolutely! Each house is scheduled for approximately 5 minutes with Santa. You can use the time in the best way for your family, including a socially distant family pic with Santa!
Children who are registered for the event through our website will be given first priority for house visits.
If there are times available on the actual day of the event, we notify people on our Special Santa Facebook page.
This event is specifically set up for individuals with special needs, regardless of age, if you would have fun saying hello to Santa from home, this day is for you!



Who is doing this? Why?

This event has been created by Journey Church out of a desire to make Des Moines a better place. Journey Church wants to display Christ’s love in a way that people can feel and touch. This event is not a promotion or something to attract attention, but is to love on children with special needs and their families.
Yes. We wanted to help provide something similar for Christmas!



Can I help?

Please help spread the word! You can like our facebook page and share with all of your friends! Thank you for wanting to help! You can Volunteer if you have a few free hours.

4409 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50323

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