Santa Pays Special Visit To Thousands Of Kids With Special Needs At JFK Airport

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Christmas came early for thousands of children with special needs from the New York City area who waited in an airport hangar to see the man in the big red suit.

More than 4,000 children and 1,000 volunteers, mostly from law enforcement, gathered at John F. Kennedy International Airport to meet the one and only Santa Claus.

“I am like exploding to see him,” one boy said before the hangar doors finally opened to reveal Santa waving to the crowd out of the pilot’s window of a Delta plane.

The holiday tradition is 40 years old.

It was started by a group called the Community Mayors.

“It’s just an amazing, amazing event. It nourishes your…

Original published: 2017-12-06 15:51:25 Read the full New York City News here

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