Reindeer Festival

During the holiday season, two of Santa’s live reindeer—Dasher and Blitzen—live at Swansons from early November through Christmas Eve. You can bring the family and friends for a visit with real, live reindeer and create some magical holiday memories. Curley (the extremely curious) Camel joins Dasher and Blitzen for some entertaining holiday hijinks.

On two weekends, a third reindeer named Jingle will join the crew and pose with you for a special photo shoot opportunity. Bring your own camera; there’s no charge. Learn more below.

Reindeers Dasher and BlitzenCurley the Camel


Reindeer feeding time

Join us at Feeding Times

Did you know that a camel’s top lip is split into two parts that are used, along with the bottom lip, like dexterous fingers? Did you know that reindeers’ new antlers are covered with ‘velvet’ that eventually gets shed? During twice-daily feeding times you can get up close to these special animals and see for yourself!


Jingle with photo op sleigh

Two Special Weekends for
Reindeer Photo Opportunities

Dasher, Blitzen, and Curley will be here every day from early November through Christmas Eve. But on 2 special weekends, a third reindeer, Jingle, will visit for a unique photo oppportunity. Bring a camera and take your own photos of loved ones seated in a holiday sleigh beside a live reindeer. Jingle is tame and extremely photogenic. Our reindeer handlers will be at Swansons on these two weekends to assist. Sorry, no pets please.

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