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14th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop

Santa and his three live reindeer return to Greenwich for the 14th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop presented by Jenny Allen/Compass Real Estate, “the North Pole on North Street,” at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, from November 25 to December 24. The cherished town tradition continues for the fourteenth consecutive year at this expansive nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also enjoy Santa’s Workshop, which provides more space for families, a Letter Writing to Santa Station sponsored by Greenwich Pediatric Dental Group and a Reindeer Coloring Station sponsored by Jenny Allen/Compass, while waiting in line for their photo with Santa.

Sam Bridge will host a “We’re Back Party” on November 25, from noon to 6pm, and November 26, 9am to 6pm, when Santa’s Workshop officially opens for photos with Santa. While waiting for the reindeer to arrive Friday afternoon, everyone can enjoy special refreshments, face-painting, balloon artists and many other special activities, which will also continue all day Saturday.

Children, adults and all dogs (on leashes) can have their photo taken with Santa at Santa’s Workshop. Bring your dog for photos with Santa at any time, but for an added incentive to visit Santa with your dog when the lines aren’t as long, you’ll receive a Doggy Gift Bag sponsored by Cornell University Veterinary Specialists when visiting on Monday through Friday throughout the event.

Pricing for all photo packages is online at Hours for the photos with Santa are Monday through Friday, 12 to 6pm, and Saturday, 9am to 6pm. Sam Bridge is closed on Sundays. The reindeer will depart on December 22, but Santa will remain for photos through Christmas Eve, 9am to 3pm.

A portion of all photos with Santa will be donated to Kids In Crisis, a nonprofit organization based in Greenwich. A Kids In Crisis Giving Tree will also be available for people to support their important mission. Parking is free. 

Location: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North St, Greenwich. For more information, visit See ad, page 4.