Make-A-Wish sends children on special trip to meet Santa

- Not everyone gets the chance to meet Santa at the North Pole, but this weekend one group of children got the trip of a lifetime.

For one day, the magic of the holiday season came to life at Denver International Airport.

And a group of special kids got a ticket for a flight to visit the jolliest man of all.

But instead of Santa going to them, they went to Santa to the faraway place St. Nick calls home.

Make-A-Wish Foundation and United Airlines partner up every year to make the once in a lifetime trip possible for dozens families.

Like for Krystal Baca and her two little girls.

Krystal said, "We wouldn't be able to do things like this if it wasn't for Make-A-Wish and United Airlines giving us this opportunity."

Krystal’s daughter Alysa Baca said, "I don't know how far it is. But its north. So south pole in the south side of the world. North pole is in the north part of the world."

Her daughter Alysa can hardly believe she was about to visit Santa himself in his home and that her older sister got to come along too.

Alysa said, "My sister is sick and she has birth marks. She gets fevers. But she's really special."

Krystal said, "A lot of our lives have to deal with therapies, and doctors’ appointments and things like that. So it's nice to take a break from that and get away from that."

A break made possible by giving volunteers who make the annual fantasy flight a reality.

One person involved said, "The entire community comes out we have to many volunteers come out. Seeing a child smile is priceless for us on the other end and in the end it reminds why we do what we do. It's beautiful."

It's a unique trip and a joy filled day that young hearts and minds won't soon forget.

Up Next:


Thank you for visiting FOX29.com! Please click the survey link below to tell us about your experience.

FOX 29 Website Survey

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories You May Be Interested In – includes Advertiser Stories