The Special Children's Christmas Parties are annual events held in many
areas around Australia. The invited children are either living with a life threatening illness or have a physical or intellectual disability. Some
siblings of special needs children and limited numbers of children living
in severely disadvantaged circumstances may also receive invitations.
Parties were held in 2011 in Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay,
Rockhampton, Coffs Harbour and Newcastle. Children are sourced
from an area as great as a 300km radius from each Party. In all, a
total of around 6,000 children attended the seven events.