11th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses November 29 – December 24
Santa and his reindeer, Dasher, Dancer and Prancer, return for the 11th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village located at “the North Pole on North Street,” Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut now until December 24, 2019. The cherished town tradition takes place at this stunning holiday décor destination which is transformed into Santa’s Workshop sponsored by Greenwich Catholic School, where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, and Santa’s Village, where families have the opportunity to visit the reindeer, enjoy train and carousel rides and select food trucks on the weekend, all just minutes from downtown Greenwich.
“The Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival is such a wonderful event in our town during the holidays and I am looking forward to celebrating the 11th season this year, “says Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei, “I encourage residents to see what makes this such an anticipated holiday experience every year.”
The community is invited to Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses for the “We’re Back” Party on Friday, November 29, from 12-6 PM, for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with sponsors and public officials to officially open Santa’s Workshop for photos with Santa. While waiting for the reindeer to arrive, guests can enjoy refreshments from Planet Pizza, face painting, balloon art, and dance performances by Allegra Dance of Greenwich.
Children, adults, corporate groups, and even pets (on leashes) can have their photo taken with Santa at Santa’s Workshop sponsored by Greenwich Catholic School. Photo packages begin at $29.99 and include a special Shop & Dine Greenwich Gift Bag filled with Greenwich merchant information and hundreds of dollars in savings redeemable at participating stores and restaurants in Greenwich. Digital photos are provided on a USB drive. Enter the Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich Raffle, to win a Mercedes-Benz Children's Bicycle with every photo with Santa (one raffle per family). Raffle drawing by Santa takes place Tuesday, December 24 at 3:00 PM.
Photos with Santa: Monday - Friday, 12-6 PM and Saturday, 9 AM – 6 PM. The reindeer will depart on December 22, but Santa will remain for photos Christmas Eve, December 24, Tuesday, 9 AM – 3 PM.
Carousel and Train Rides: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 12–6 PM and Saturday, 9 AM – 6 PM.
Parking is FREE.
Throughout the four weeks, the reindeer will make Sam Bridge their home, thanks to Reindeer Stable Sponsor, Pepsi. Children can enter the "PEPSI NAME THE REINDEER CONTEST" and submit their favorite reindeer names in a ballot box at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Santa will draw the winning names on December 20th where they will be displayed at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Three winners and three winning reindeer names will be chosen.
"Greenwich has many cherished traditions, and the annual Reindeer Festival is certainly one of them, says First Selectman-elect Fred Camillo , “We look forward to celebrating the 11th season as much as the first ten!"
This season of giving and coming together as a community is beautifully illustrated by the tremendous support received from our Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Holiday Stroll sponsors; Reindeer Festival Hosted by Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses; Reindeer Stable Sponsor, Pepsi; Santa’s Workshop Sponsor, Greenwich Catholic School; Santa’s Raffle Sponsor, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich; Live Music Entertainment Tent Sponsor, Yale New Haven Health/Greenwich Hospital; Free Parking Sponsors, Barbara Zaccagnini Real Estate and Greenwich Magazine; Kids Zone, School Zone, and Tent Sponsors, Balducci’s, Bruni & Campisi, Dibico, Leaf Filter Gutter Protection, Pennington Grey, The Long Ridge School, Sunzi Silks and Venture Photography. Community Sponsors, M.H. Heaven Real Estate, Magical Memories Entertainment, and Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors; Media Sponsors, Greenwich Magazine, Greenwich Times, News 12 CT, GreenwichMoms.com, Macaroni Kid, Westchester Parent, WEBE 108, and Jen Danzi.
The Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village is produced by TMK Event Marketing, LLC and GreenwichMoms.com, both Greenwich-based businesses.
The 11th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend follows on December 7 and 8.
For more details on this magical holiday tradition, visit: www.Greenwichreindeerfestival.com