Santa Claus and Elves Arrive by Carriage at UAMC-Diamond Children’s to Visit Patients and Host Christmas Party

Patients and their families can visit Santa and have photos taken with him, decorate cookies and ornaments, enjoy carriage and pony rides, and watch the movie “Polar Express.”


WHERE: University of Arizona Medical Center-Diamond Children’s (Lobby)
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson

Santa Claus and his elves will make a special visit to host a Christmas party at the University of Arizona Medical Center-Diamond Children’s, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m.

Santa and his elves will arrive at Diamond Children’s in a horse-drawn carriage.

The following activities will be available to patients and their families:

• Visit Santa and have photo taken with him
• Decorate cookies
• Decorate ornaments
• Carriage rides
• Pony rides
• “Polar Express” movie showing

For patients too ill to attend the party, Santa will visit patients in their hospital rooms.

The event was organized by Rackel Gehlsen, owner of Rackel Gehlsen Wedding & Events, and many other volunteers and vendors who donated their time, talents, services and products.

“I love doing this kind of volunteer work,” said Gehlsen. “Of course, I couldn't create this event without the many individuals and organizations who graciously donated their time, talents and services.”