NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) - Santa knows how special and unique every child is.

On Tuesday, at McArthur Center, dozens of deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Hampton Roads community signed their wish lists to Saint Nicholas.

An interpreter said, "Do you want a toy? What do you want?"

Parent Temekka Ellis said she and her family wait for this event each and every year. Ellis said her 5-year old son Camron Ellis couldn't stop smiling before he met Santa.

"He actually woke up earlier this morning than he normally does because he was ready to see Santa Claus."

Dozens of children got a break from school to listen to some familiar Christmas music and share their wish lists with St. Nick.

An interpreter said, "What would you like for Christmas?"

All of the children are deaf or hard of hearing. Parents said the annual signing with Santa event at McArthur Center makes everyone feel included.

"It makes me emotional to just be here with him because he doesn't have to sit in the corner, he doesn't have to be singled off," explained Ellis.

Kids are leaving here with a huge smile, excited to see what's under the tree Christmas morning.