ST. CLOUD -- Individuals with special needs in the St. Cloud area are invited to a more private meet-and-greet with Santa this weekend.

Santa Cares, a program created by nonprofit Autism Speaks, offers individuals with special physical, sensory and developmental needs the chance to meet Santa outside of peak visiting hours.

Santa Cares will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Crossroads Center next to Caribou Coffee.

All ages are welcome. Visits are free, but photos may be purchased. To register, visit this website.