Santa Claus arrives at BrightStart Winter Garden

What started as a regular Tuesday of nursing, therapy and love turned into full-blown holiday party. 

Just a week away from Christmas we got a huge surprise at BrightStart Winter Garden: A visit from Santa Claus!

“It is my busiest time of the year,” Santa told us, “but I’ve been watching the girls and boys at BrightStart and I wanted to visit with them personally.”

With the help of three tireless and dedicated elves – Kristin, Jennifer and Kelly – Santa brought special gifts for our patients and guests and generated plenty of smiles … and a tear or two.

Yes, Virginia – there are gift receipts.

Everyone is in the holiday spirit – and if they’re not, there’s music therapy to inspire some jing-a-ling-ling.

Lucky for you, dear reader, we took some photos to share, and to show off a little bit, too. Why not grab a snack and fill up with some smiles?

Here’s a funny thing: as he was leaving, Santa said he was heading south. It might be a good idea for you to check our website frequently – if we spot him, you’ll hear about it right here!