It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas at The Village at Meridian and this year, Santa's made a special request so that he can spend time with as many kids as possible! 

Santa officially arrives at The Village next Thursday, November 15 during their annual tree lighting in Fountain Square and will be available for photos with all the good little boys and girls in the Treasure Valley the following afternoon.  Parents can bring the kids by to visit the jolly old man in red Monday-Saturday from 12-7 p.m. and Sundays 12-6 p.m. through Christmas Eve.  Even Fido and Fluffy have a chance to get festive by getting their picture taken with Santa on Monday evenings from 4-7 p.m.

This year, The Village has also set aside two special chances for kids living with autism and other sensory special needs to have a quieter visit with "Silent Santa."  During the special private photo shoot with Santa, he and his elves will take extra care to make sure these kids dealing with sensory, physical and other developmental needs are supported in a way where they can truly experience the magic of the holiday season.

The "Silent Santa" visits will take place on Sunday, December 2 and Sunday, December 9 from 9-11 a.m.  Reservations for these visits are required and spots are limited.  If you have a child who would benefit from this special quiet time with St. Nick, click the date you wish to attend to reserve a ticket for your family.

The Village at Meridian's Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 15.