VISITOR INFORMATION:

  • Admission includes reindeer admission and small activities available for kids (these change weekly).
  • Take your own pictures throughout the farm, including with Santa.
  • We also offer seasonal snacks and drinks at an extra charge.
  • We take all debit and credit cards including American Express
  • Dress in layers. Our buildings are covered and heated but the barn where the reindeer are located is kept cool.
  • Fridays are the least busy during the Christmas season.
  • Most visitors are here approximately an hour. However, lines vary depending on the day.
  • Restroom: We have a handicap accessible Porta Potty
  • Parking is on gravel and grass with uneven surfaces.  Bring a stroller if needed for little ones. All areas are lit.
  • We have outdoor and indoor seating. However, during high traffic parts of the season, there is very limited indoor seating so that we can get as many people inside the Visitor Center as possible.
  • GPS isn't always accurate. Look for the blue reflective tourism signs directing you to Snowman's Reindeer Farm - all located within 1 mile of the farm. Look for our SIGNS - Main Entrance
  • CHARTER BUS/SCHOOL BUS GROUPS WELCOME by Appointment - All available time slots for group visits are on our website under the BOOK YOUR EVENT button. (We cannot accommodate large vans or bus parking during our regular public hours.)


Snowman's Reindeer in
Canton, IL 309-647-0569

Snowman's Reindeer Farm in Canton, IL

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Winter 2018 SCHEDULE

Events in RED Require Reservations

All others are OPEN ADMISSION

VISITOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS - PLEASE READ:


All visitors must SANITIZE HANDS AND FEET before entering reindeer barn. Sanitize hands again after feeding reindeer. Sanitizing stations are positioned throughout the property.

VISITORS MUST FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY FARM STAFF

No climbing, horseplay, running, pets or outside Food, smoking or vaping, entry after hours, unsupervised feeding of animals.

When inside the barn visiting the animals: Keep your head behind the fence at all times so you don’t accidentally get knocked in the face by an antler.

You can touch and pet the reindeer including gently touching the antlers. Please don’t poke their eyes or pull their antlers. You can feed the reindeer, but only with the food we provide. Please don’t throw objects into the pen.  We do not force our animals to do anything they don’t want to do. If they are sleepy or shy, we don’t force them to get up or move toward you. Most of the time they willingly interact with visitors and enjoy the contact. Occasionally they smell or sense something they don’t like and will back up. They also do not respond well to yelling or screaming, so keep in mind that gentle inside voices will improve your opportunities for interaction. The happiness of our animals is our top priority so we let them interact with you in their own way. Our staff will talk to you about them and help you learn about the many unique aspects of reindeer as you watch, observe, interact and take pictures of them. You may also ask any staff member to take a picture for you. We reserve the right to refuse service or ask anyone to leave the property who is not following the farm rules, being abusive to the animals or staff or is disrupting the operations of the farm in any way with their behavior.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The dates and times listed below are the ONLY dates and times that we are OPEN at Snowman's Reindeer Farm. If you don't see a date listed - it is because we are closed. We both work full-time in our teaching positions and cannot be open beyond what is listed here. 


SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Always Check Website or Facebook Page Before Visiting

Events in REDrequire advance registration and payment. Click the BOOK YOUR EVENT button in the upper right corner of the webpage or click on the item and it will take you to the booking calendar.
Events in GREEN - Shopping Times ONLY - Jolly Old Elf Shoppe. Reindeer are resting - no access.
Events in BLACK - General Admission - No advanced registration required.



GENERAL ADMISSION EVENTS – NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:
CHRISTMAS LIFT-OFF WEEKENDS
(Pre-Thanksgiving, No Santa.


SATURDAY, NOV. 17:
General Admission Reindeer Visit - $6 admission. Under Age 1 is Free
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)

SUNDAY, NOV. 18:
General Admission Reindeer Visit - $6 admission. Under Age 1 is Free
1-3  p.m. (Last entry 2:30 p.m.)

THANKSGIVING NIGHT - THURSDAY, NOV. 22
2-5 p.m. Shopping ONLY in the Jolly Old Elf Shoppe.
No Reindeer Access. No General Admission.

Visit MAMA SNOWMAN and PAPA SNOWMAN as they get ready for Christmas. The Jolly Old Elf Shop features a wide variety of great gift items including toys, home décor, games, children’s books, jewelry, apparel, seasonal décor and ornaments. Special DISCOUNTS AND DOOR PRIZES!

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SANTA ARRIVES AT SNOWMAN'S REINDEER FARM!

FRIDAY, NOV 23: BLACK FRIDAY

General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
10 a.m. – NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)
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4-6 p.m. (Last entry 5:30 p.m.)


SATURDAY, NOV. 24: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
10 a.m. – NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)
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4-6 p.m. (Last entry 5:30 p.m.)


SUNDAY, NOV. 25: PLAID PARADE

Wear your favorite PLAID and take a picture of yourself somewhere at Snowman’s Reindeer Farm. Then post on our Facebook page to be entered into a drawing for a gift from the Jolly Old Elf Shoppe. Plaid design activities for kids in Visitor Center.
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
10 a.m. – 12 NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)
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4-6 p.m. (Last entry 5:30 p.m.)


FRIDAY, NOV. 30: RED-NOSED REINDEER PARTY
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
Free Face Painting and Red-Nosed Reindeer Activities
6-8 p.m. (Last entry 7:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 1: RED-NOSED REINDEER PARTY
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
Free Face Painting and Red-Nosed Reindeer Activities
10 a.m. – 12 NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)
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4-6 p.m. (Last entry 5:30 p.m.)


SUNDAY, DEC. 2: RED-NOSED REINDEER PARTY
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
Free Face Painting and Red-Nosed Reindeer Activities
10 a.m. – 12 NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)
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4-6 p.m. (Last entry 5:30 p.m.)


FRIDAY, DEC. 7:
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
Enjoy Storytime with Mama Snowman
6-8 p.m. (Last entry 7:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 8:
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
10 a.m. – 12 NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)
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4-6 p.m. (Last entry 5:30 p.m.)


SUNDAY, DEC. 9:
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
10 a.m. – 12 NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)
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4-6 p.m. (Last entry 5:30)


FRIDAY, DEC. 14:
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00  per person. Under Age 1 is Free
Enjoy Storytime with Mama Snowman
6-8 p.m. (Last entry 7:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 15: UGLY SWEATER WEEKEND
Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and post your picture with one of our reindeer on our Facebook page to be entered into a drawing for a gift from the Jolly Old Elf Shoppe. Ugly Sweater design activities for kids in Visitor Center.
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
10 a.m. – 12 NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)
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4-6 p.m. (Last entry 5:30 p.m.)


SUNDAY, DEC. 16: UGLY SWEATER WEEKEND
Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and post your picture with one of our reindeer on our Facebook page to be entered into a drawing for a gift from the Jolly Old Elf Shoppe. Ugly Sweater design activities for kids in Visitor Center.
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
10 a.m. – 12 NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)
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4-6 p.m. (Last entry 5:30 p.m.)


FRIDAY, DEC. 21:
General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
Enjoy Storytime with Mama Snowman
6-8 p.m. (Last entry 7:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 22: ORNAMENT MAKING

General Admission Reindeer & Santa Visit - $7.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
Paper ornament making for kids in the Visitor Center.
10 a.m. – 12 NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.)
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4-6 p.m. (Last entry 5:30 p.m.)


SUNDAY, DEC. 23: SPECIAL EVENT - IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Live Music, Pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Mistletoe, Showing of It’s a Wonderful Life
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - $8.00 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  NOON RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
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4-6 p.m. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


MONDAY, DEC 24: SPECIAL EVENT – CHRISTMAS EVE MAGIC
Treat your family to a premium Santa experience right on Christmas Eve. Your child will have exclusive Santa time where you can take pictures with Santa and Mistletoe (Sugar Plum’s mama) and visit one last time before his big ride.

The holiday journey will continue in the Visitor Center where Mrs. Claus will be doing Story Time with baby Sugar Plum. Enjoy a cozy spot on the rug while Mrs. Claus reads stories as one of Santa’s helpers gives out hot cocoa to each visitor. Your child can also make a special Christmas art project to take home as a keepsake. Crown your journey with a visit to the reindeer barn where Farmer Scott will be on hand to take family photos of you inside the barn and feeding the reindeer with  your phone or camera. Very limited space available.

ADD ON ($20 each): Santa will have a special surprise ready for your child. A beautifully decorated gift bag will be ready for each child that includes a personalized copy of one of the children’s books (your choice) written by farm owners Scott and Tracy Snowman as well as a darling plush reindeer and a decorated cookie.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - $12 per person. Under Age 1 is Free
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. NOON (Last entry 11:30 a.m.) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


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GROUP VISITS

As of 11/10/18 We are completely booked for the season. There are no more slots available. If you would like to be placed on our waiting list in the case of cancellations, please email contact@snowmanstudios.com and let us know your name, contact info., number of people and dates you would be available.

These time slots are reserved for Private Group Tours/Field Trips ONLY.

Please Note: We cannot accommodate school buses, charter buses or large vans during regular public hours. Larger groups traveling in separate vehicles are fine to come during regular public hours, with the understanding that we cannot guarantee wait times. 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for SCHOOL BUS OR LARGE VAN GROUPS. Click on the BOOK YOUR EVENT BUTTON to see availability.
$90 for up to 30 Visitors – 1 Hour


FRIDAY, DEC. 7: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 11: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 14: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 21: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


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The Jolly Old Elf Shoppe – SHOPPING TIMES

These time slots are reserved for visitors who just want to shop in our store, but do not want or need entry into the animal exhibit areas. No general admission or reservations required.  The Jolly Old Elf Shoppe is always open during our posted hours for the Reindeer Farm too, but many local individuals have requested special "shopping only" times so we are providing that this year.
THANKSGIVING NIGHT 2-5 p.m.
Friday, November 23: NOON – 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 24: NOON – 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 1: NOON – 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 8: NOON – 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 15: NOON - 4 p.m.
Saturday, December 22: NOON – 4 p.m. 


 


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