Live Reindeer Return to the Carousel

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ho! Ho! Ho! Visit with Santa and pet a live reindeer!
“Oh Deer, Rudolph!” Family Fun Night: Thursday, Dec. 19
Reindeer: 4-8 p.m.

What a magical way to start your holiday weekend! See our favorite North Pole guest and pet a live reindeer.

Come early! This is one of our most popular Family Fun Night events so please arrive early to avoid waiting in long lines:

To pet and have a keepsake photo taken with one of the live reindeer come between 4-8 p.m. Please arrive no later than 7 p.m. to assure you get a turn. The reindeer will be in Santa’s Christmas Corral in the Shadowland Ballroom, across from the Carousel.
Santa is expected to arrive sometime during the evening – time TBD.
Live Reindeer Admission: $1 for ages 3 and older; free for 2 years and younger. Cash or credit cards are accepted for admission and photos; there is a minimum $5 charge.

Get keepsake photos: We will have a professional photographer in the Corral to take photos of your child or family with one of the reindeer. Each pose costs $3 for one print; $5 for two prints; $8 for three prints. You can include up to six people per photo.

If you have a baby, you’ll need to hold your child next to the reindeer. For everyone’s safety, no child may be placed on the reindeer, and no child under the age of 4 years may be on the ground near the reindeer without an adult next to him or her.

During your reindeer visit, we won’t permit taking personal photos or videos with a camera, cell phone, tablet or another image-capturing device.

It helps to bring an extra adult or teen with you: This is one of our busiest Family Fun Nights and we’ll do everything we can to fill it with happy memories. It’s a good idea to bring more than one adult or a teen with you. That way if there is a wait to see the reindeer, one of you can hold your place in line while the other takes the children to enjoy all of the other fun activities. When your spotter gets near the front of the line, bring the children back for a shorter wait.


Silver Beach
333 Broad Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085


Cost: Live Reindeer Admission: $1 for ages 3 and older; free for 2 years and younger
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: The Silver Beach Carousel
Organization: The Silver Beach Carousel
Organizer Phone: (269) 932-1141
Organizer Email: [email protected]


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