Santa To Put Smiles On Faces Of Hospitalized Children

To escape the typically cold weather of the North Pole, Santa Claus will be spending part of his summer vacation visiting the Children’s Hospital at Palms West, as well as Palm Beach Children’s Hospital this week.

Santa’s visit is courtesy of the Believe in Santa Foundation, and Santa will be spending quality time with each hospitalized child in an effort to brighten their day, and help them forget about the reason they’re in the hospital. He’ll be visiting with each child, posing for photos, and, of course, delivering lots of presents.

The first of the July 19 visits will begin at 9 a.m. at the Children’s Hospital at Palms West, where Santa Claus will visit each child in his or her hospital room. The visit is expected to last about two hours.

At 1:45 p.m., Santa will land at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. He’ll attend the 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 Santa vacations in South Florida.

“With the average temperature in the North Pole around -40° Fahrenheit, 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. Without any expectation of compensation, the organization is dedicated to serving all children in need.

To learn more about the Believe in Santa Foundation, visit