Snowman's Reindeer Farm in Canton, IL

2019 Calendar

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

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SEASON HOURS and GENERAL ADMISSION FEES

(no reservations required on these dates)

SANTA will be at all time slots from

Nov. 16-Dec. 24

OCTOBER:

October 5, 6, 12 and 13 OPEN 1-4 p.m.

$6 per person. Under Age 1 is Free


NOVEMBER:

November  2, 9, 16 and 23  OPEN  9-11 a.m.

November 3, 10, 17 and 24 OPEN 4-6 p.m.

November 29 and 30 OPEN 9-11 and 4-6 p.m.

$7 per person. Under Age 1 is Free


DECEMBER:

December 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15 OPEN 9-11 and 4-6 p.m.

December 6, 13, and 20 OPEN 5:30-7:30 p.m.

$7 per person. Under Age 1 is Free

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DATES and TIMES BELOW are RESERVATION ONLY (Book ONLINE by clicking the link below.)

Numbers of visitors are limited on these days to prevent overcrowding and overexposure of animals.

Special Event: Red-Nosed Reindeer Celebration

December 21, 22 and 23 OPEN 9-11 and 4-6 p.m.

$8 per person. Under Age 1 is Free

Click on the red button below to learn more.

Special Event: Christmas Eve Magic

December 24 OPEN 9-11 a.m.

$10 per person. Under Age 1 is Free

Click on the red button below to learn more.

VISITOR POLICIES and INFORMATION

PLEASE READ BEFORE YOUR VISIT:

#1: VISITORS MUST FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY FARM STAFF

GENERAL ADMISSION:
Admission includes access to reindeer and mini-donkey exhibits (most are inside and climate controlled), small activities available for kids (these change weekly), outdoor games, access to picture spots, visit/photos with Santa (on certain days) and educational information.

BIO SECURITY:
All visitors must SANITIZE HANDS AND FEET before entering the property. The foot bath is an industrial tray that you walk through so the bottom of your shoes are sterilized. This is liquid and does contain bleach. If children step through, allow them to walk off the solution before picking them up or ask the gate biosecurity person to give you a paper towel to dry. You may also request to wipe the bottom of your shoes with the spray solution on a paper towel instead of stepping through the bath if you have delicate shoe material that might be damaged by bleach contact. Hand sanitizer is provided upon entry and throughout the property. Always sanitize hands again after feeding animals.

OUTSIDE ANIMALS:

  • Pets are not allowed inside the entrance gate of Snowman’s Reindeer Farm.
  • Service animals are allowed, but guests are to alert the Ticket Booth Attendant upon arrival, who will contact one of the farm owners to give you special assistance. Reindeer are prey animals and see dogs as a predator. Donkeys naturally view dogs as a threat as well. Both reindeer and mini-donkeys can become extremely frightened and hurt themselves trying to get away from other animals. To keep our animals safe and calm, service animals will not be able to enter the reindeer barn or donkey barn where the spaces are tight and our animals are in a confined space for exhibition. All other areas of the farm are suitable for service animals: the main pasture (reindeer visible, but not confined), outdoor game areas, Gift Shop, Visitor Center, Snack Bar and Train Depot.


FOOD:

  • No outside food is allowed on the property.
  • No unauthorized food may be given to any animal at Snowman’s Reindeer Farm
  • FOOD ALLERGY NOTICE: Please be advised that food and animal feed served at Snowman’s Reindeer Farm may contain these ingredients: milk, eggs, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts.
  • Contrary to what people have been led to believe in the movie industry, reindeer DO NOT eat candy canes. None are sold on the property and none may be brought in.
  • We ask that all visitors properly dispose of trash in designated receptacles throughout the property to ensure the safety of the animals at Snowman’s Reindeer Farm.
  • We offer seasonal snacks and drinks at our snack bar for an extra charge.


BEHAVIOR ON PROPERTY:

  • No climbing, horseplay, running, throwing objects (including snow).
  • NO drugs, alcohol, smoking or vaping are allowed on the property.
  • No entry after hours.
  • No unsupervised feeding of animals.
  •  Visitors must stay in designated common areas on the property. Individuals found in undesignated areas will be asked to leave.
  • 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.
  • People dressed as Santa and/or Mrs. Claus will not be admitted onto the property as this would create confusion for our young visitors.


TRAIN DEPOT:

  • $3.00 per person. (Not included in general admission)
  • Must be at least 32” tall to ride train.
  • Under 32” must be accompanied by adult.
  • Weight Limit for ALL riders: 115 lbs. (175 lb. max per side)
  • Use your safety belt and stay in your seat until the train has completely stopped.
  • Keep all body parts INSIDE the train at all times.
  • Do not force a child to ride if frightened.
  • Follow all directions given by conductor.
  • Riders may be refused based on behavior.


TOUCHING THE ANIMALS:
You can touch and pet the reindeer including gently touching the antlers. (You can also touch and pet the mini-donkeys). Please don’t poke their eyes or pull their antlers. You can feed the reindeer, but only with the food we provide and under our staff’s supervision. 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.

PARKING and SURFACES:

  • Handicap parking is available near front gate. All parking lots are gravel with uneven surfaces. Bring a stroller if needed for young children.
  • Parking is free.
  • All areas are lit.
  • We cannot accommodate large bus parking (school bus or charter bus) during our regular public hours.
  • Most surfaces inside the farm are concrete and close together. All buildings are wheelchair accessible.


RESTROOMS:
Our restrooms are handicap accessible porta potties located outdoors near the Snack Bar.

PICTURES:

  • You may take pictures while on the property, including flash photography. There is no extra charge for pictures with Santa.
  • Professional photo shoots are not allowed at Snowman’s Reindeer Farm unless done through Taylor Snowman Photography (daughter of the owners) 309-338-8209.


PAYMENT TYPES:

We take all debit and credit cards including American Express.

DRESS:

  • Dress in layers. Our buildings are covered and some are heated. Areas that contain animals are kept cool for their comfort.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Some lines are possible during the holiday season so be sure to bring warm coverings for head, ears, and hands.


SEATING:
There are benches and chairs positioned throughout the property. However, during high traffic parts of the season, there is limited indoor seating.

FINDING US:
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

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