It’s really happening! Santa is coming to join us for a sensory friendly event hosted by SpecialEats!!!
SpecialEats was created by Amy, a local, single mum of two. She started SpecialEats three years ago to support families with special needs. Her mission is for all families to feel safe and welcomed, to give parents a night off from kitchen duties, and for kids and adults alike to experience eating away from home!
Eating in a restaurant with kids is challenging at best. Eating in a restaurant with kids with disabilities is a level up. Amy's eldest is autistic, has mild cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a speech disability. She believes her son deserves the same opportunities and experiences as any other child, which is why she's taken on the task of creating dining events that are inclusive of all families. SpeacialEats events are more than a meal out; they are opportunities to celebrate differences, form new friendships, and spread awareness throughout the community.
We would love for you to join us to experience SpecialEats for yourself!
On the evening of Tuesday, December 10th we will have De Dutch Maple Ridge all to ourselves so throw on your ugly sweater, Christmas jammies or whatever you feel must comfortable in, and take the night off!
Since there are limited seats you’ll need to reserve a table. Please make sure you select enough seats for your family via the drop down menu (or you’ll be getting coal for Christmas!). The $10 table reservation fee is simply to hold your spot and will be deducted from your bill at the event. If you have a party larger than six people, please choose the "Table of 6" option and also email us (email@example.com) to let us know how many people will be attending under your reservation.
Please plan to arrive to De Dutch sometime between 5:00pm and 5:45pm. We're hoping that having a large window for arrival time will reduce the chance of congestion at the entry of the restaurant and will work as quickly as possible to find you a comfortable table.
...is Santa really coming?? YOU BETCHA!! Santa will be coming to visit each table, but...if your family would prefer not to be visited please just let his volunteer helpers know.
Useful information, check out the menu to get your taste buds going....mmmm pancakes!
Since this is a sensory event there will not be any other activities, games, or Tom foolery. However, Tom foolery is encouraged! ;)
Cancellation Policy: Unfortunately, due to the nature of this event we cannot allow refunds or transfers. Thank you for your understanding.