WEST PALM BEACH, Fla - With only weeks until Christmas, the young patients at the Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center got an extra special visit from the Gardens Mall Santa Claus. Typically this time of year throughout South Florida, parents and kids gear up to spend hours in line for the opportunity to meet Santa and present him with their Christmas wish list. However, for those youngsters spending Christmastime in the hospital, it’s not as easy to get in the holiday spirit. That’s why St. Mary’s and The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens teamed up on November 21, 2008 to spread some early holiday cheer throughout the halls of the Children’s Hospital. During his visit, Santa went from room to room to spend time with each child and presented them with a special gift.