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Join Inside Out Theatre for our very first relaxed Santa event at our new space!

Saturday Dec 9th & Sunday Dec 8th


Inside Out Theatre would like to invite Children and their families to join us in our new relaxed theatre space located within Eau Claire Market, right across from the food court. Make crafts, hang out with our Elves and have your family’s holiday photo taken with our relaxed Santa. Pay what you can and take part in a relaxed holiday experience.

What’s Relaxed Santa?
A Relaxed Santa is similar to the Santa visit and picture taking experience typically found in busy malls, but adapted to suit the needs of families and children who find this outing to be a bit too overwhelming. 

Our Relaxed Santa is designed to welcome children and their families who would benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with sensory concerns, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, dementia, parents with small babies; or anyone for whom the regular “Mall-Santa” going experience can be challenging. 

Modifications will be made within the space to improve the holiday experience and to help reduce anxiety. Modifications will include reducing loud music and the volume of loud noises or effects, eliminating flashing lights or camera flashes, and controlled crowd sizes as a result of our pre-booked appointment system.

Whether you may need to make some noise, move around a bit, leave the holiday space and take a break in one of our chill rooms, you're welcome in our Relaxed Winter Wonderland!

What to expect?

The Elf Lounge:
- Join us in the Inside Out lobby for some light refreshments & holiday treats, and find out more about Inside Out Theatre and our Year-long initiatives.

Santa’s Workshop: 
- Take part in some light making craft activities in our designated workshop.

The North Pole: 
- Find Santa here during your 10-minute private sessions with the big man himself!

Chill-Out Rooms: 
- Chill out while you wait or just take a breather in one of our designated chill zones with minimal noise

Directions, Parking & Calgary Access

Our new headquarters is located directly across from the Food Court of Eau Claire Market. There’s plenty of parking both above and underground as well as street parking.

What you need to do:
1. Pre-book your family or child’s 10-minute time slot between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on either Sat. Dec 8th or Sun. Dec 9th. 

Book your time on our Sign-Up Genius Here

2. On the day of, please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled session to be checked-in by our IOT staff in our front of house lobby (door accessible through the Eau Claire food court area). 
You may arrive earlier if you wish to partake in some of our light craft making activities, refreshments and holiday snacks or to learn more about Inside Out Theatre and our year-long initiatives.

3. Wait for one of our staff to call on your family or child for their 10-minute session.
Your 10-minute session will include a more intimate and secluded visit with your family and Santa in our North Pole area. Here children can play, chat, discuss wish list options, and have their photo taken by our professional photographers.

4. Be on the look out in your inbox! After the event, we’ll email your photo(s) to the email you provided during sign up. 

5. Spread some holiday cheer & share your photo with friends and family!

From all of us at Inside Out Theatre, we hope to see you there! For more information or any questions, please email Ashley King at