15th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop

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Greenwich Reindeer FestivalSanta and his three LIVE reindeer return to Greenwich for the 15th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop presented by Jenny Allen / Compass Real Estate, the “North Pole on North Street,” Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, from November 24 to December 23, 2023.

The cherished town tradition continues for the fifteenth consecutive year at this expansive
nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer, and enjoy Santa’s Workshop sponsored by Greenwich Pediatric Dental Group, providing more space for families.

Guests can enjoy the “Reindeer Coloring Station” sponsored by Jenny Allen/Compass and “Letter Writing to Santa Station” sponsored by Greenwich Pediatric Dental Group” while waiting in line for their photo with Santa. A portion of all photos with Santa will be donated to Kids In Crisis, a non-profit organization based in Greenwich. A Kids In Crisis Giving Tree will also be available for people to support their important mission. This all takes place just minutes from downtown Greenwich. Parking is free.

Children, adults, and all dogs (on leashes) can have their photo taken with Santa at Santa’s Workshop. Please bring your dog for pictures with Santa any time they are open. Still, for an added incentive to visit Santa with your dog when the lines aren’t as long as Saturday, you’ll receive a Doggy Gift Bag sponsored by Cornell University Veterinary Specialists every Monday through Friday.

To recognize the 15th year, the event will be “Celebrating Family Traditions.” Help celebrate fifteen years by sharing your family’s past Greenwich Reindeer Festival Photos with Santa.

The event will be posted on their Instagram and Facebook pages with your permission. They’re excited to feature many different families and what a fun family tradition like the Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop means to your family. Please email the event at [email protected]. They look forward to hearing from you and your family!

The community is invited to Sam Bridge for a “We’re Back Party Days” on Friday,
November 24, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, November 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., when Santa’s Workshop officially opens for photos with Santa. While waiting for the reindeer to arrive Friday afternoon, everyone can enjoy special refreshments, balloon artists, live music entertainment, Rising Starr Horse Rescue, food trucks, and many other special activities that will continue all Saturday!

Please check the website, www.GreenwichReindeerFestival.com, for all pricing for all
photo packages. Hours for the Photos with Santa are Monday through Friday, noon.
to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sam Bridge is closed on Sundays. The reindeer
will depart on Saturday, December 23, but Santa will remain for photos all day Saturday,
December 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sam Bridge Nursery will be closed Christmas Eve this

A big thank you to the many sponsors who help make this very special holiday event
possible: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, Jenny Allen/Compass Real Estate,
Greenwich Pediatric Dental Group, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich, Greenwich Hospital,
Little Friends, Abilis, Au Pair in America, Naturepedic, The Studio Greenwich, Val’s
Putnam Wines & Liquors, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, Get Joy Food, Earth
Animal, Vineyard Vines, Eagle Fence & Guardrail. Premier Media Sponsor: Greenwich
Magazine/Moffly Media.

For more details on this magical holiday tradition, visit their website  and follow along on Facebook and Instagram.


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