Some kids with special needs got to visit with Santa.
Thursday, Santa's House in Downtown Sioux City was open for children with emotional, mental, or physical needs.
Kids told Santa about their Christmas list, decorated ornaments with glitter and got to do a little shopping for Christmas presents for their moms and dads.
They also sampled a few treats.
"Christmas and I like the snow," said Ethan Nichols, 3rd Grader.
This event and all of Santa's House days benefit St. Luke's Children's Miracle Network and the Sergeant Bluff Kiwanis Club.
"People love it. The greatest thing is to see a kid who just walks in and just takes off running to Santa. It's such a warm feeling to know that you are doing something good for the community and giving the opportunity for kids with special needs to see Santa is awesome, " said Matt Romkey, Children's Miracle Network.
Santa's House is at 3rd and Pierce Streets, in the Art Center's Education Building.
The hours are Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.