Santa Spending Summer With Kids In Hospital

To escape the cold weather of the North Pole, Santa Claus will be spending part of his summer vacation visiting the Children’s Hospital at Palms West and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital in July.

Santa’s visit is courtesy of the Believe in Santa Foundation, and he will be able to spend quality time with each hospitalized child in an effort to brighten their day. He’ll be visiting with each child, posing for photos, and, of course, delivering presents.

The first event will be Friday, July 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Children’s Hospital at Palms West, where Santa Claus will visit each child in their hospital room. The visit is expected to last about two hours at the hospital, located at 13001 Southern Blvd.

At 1:45 p.m., Santa will head to the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at 901 45th Street in West Palm Beach. He will attend the hospital’s annual Christmas in July Party, and then visit the rooms of children unable to attend the party.

Santa’s visits will no doubt have some doing a double-take as “Tropical Santa” spends time in South Florida.

“With summer temperatures averaging around 32 degrees Fahrenheit at the North Pole, it’s pretty safe to say that South Florida is the perfect place for Santa to spend time,” said Keith Carson, president of the Believe in Santa Foundation. “We’re lucky that Santa helps our organization help children in need any time of year with visits due to a child living in poverty, being the victim of a crime, a disaster survivor, hospitalized, terminally ill, or the child of one of our brave military servicemen or women.”

The Believe in Santa Foundation is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of children. To learn more, visit