Things to do in and around Canton:
Canton is a quaint town with around 13,500 people. We have a lovely HISTORIC DOWNTOWN located less than 10 minutes from the reindeer farm. There are a number of beautiful boutiques and shops to make your visit extra special.
Spend the weekend: Stay in Canton's Beautiful Boutique Hotel: Harvester Inn
Snowman's Reindeer Farm in Canton, IL
Farmer Scott and Farmer Tracy
Monical's Pizza (Canton)
Bistro 101 (downtown Canton)
Gill's Supper Club (Hanna City)
Shopping in Downtown Canton:
Crawford's Home Furnishings
Crow Hollow and Black Crow Candle Company
Mel's Sporting Goods
The Sweet Shoppe
East Peoria, IL and Peoria Riverfront: kid-friendly museums, shopping and restaurants. This is approximately 35 minutes from Snowman's Reindeer Farm
Peoria River Front Museum
2021 VISITOR POLICIES and INFORMATION for SNOWMAN’S REINDEER FARM
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Click on the BOOK HERE button. You can navigate the calendar and events without actually purchasing anything. ONLINE ticket sales only with staggered entry times.
This farm practices Illinois Department of Public Health approved safety guidelines during the COVID 19 pandemic. In addition, we follow the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
By purchasing tickets to visit, you agree abide by the policies, guidelines, terms and conditions listed below. We reserve the right to refuse service or ask anyone to leave the property who is not following the farm guidelines, terms and conditions, being abusive to the animals or staff or is disrupting the operations of the farm in any way with their behavior.
IF YOU ARE SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, DO NOT ENTER
VISITOR POLICIES, GUIDELINES, TERMS & CONDITIONS:
PARKING and SURFACES:
HOW TO DRESS:
5 Days Prior to Start of Event: Full Refund
Less than 1-4 Days Prior to Start of Event: 50% Refund
Less than 24 hours Prior to Start of Event: No Refund
Requests for Refund must be made by contacting Snowman Studios Inc. by phone 309-647-0569 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Do you need reservations?
A: ALL VISITORS WILL NEED A RESERVATION TO VISIT IN 2021.
Q: How do I get reservations?
A: Reservations are made ONLINE through our website.
Q: Are you handicap accessible?
A: YES. We have both handicapped parking, handicap accessible porta potties and all buildings are handicap accessible. All visitor areas are either gravel or concrete.
Q: Do you have restrooms?
A: We have large (handicap accessible) porta potties available.
Q: Do you accept credit or debit cards?
A: Yes, we accept all major credit and debit cards. Due to COVID-19 we do not accept cash for the 2020 season.
Q: Are the visitor areas heated?
A: Most are covered, but open air. The gift shop, Santa area and Visitor Center are heated.
Q: Is it muddy at the farm?
A: No. All visitor areas are either gravel or concrete.
Q: Can you see the animals at night?
A: Yes, we have most of the animals under open air shelters and well lit. There are also lots of Christmas lights so visibility is good no matter what time you visit.
Q: Is there a lot of walking at the farm?
A: The farm is very small and all stations are very close together. The longest walk is from the parking lot to the entrance gate, but there is handicapped parking available for those that need it.
Q: Are you open year round?
A: We are mainly open October - December with occasional special events scheduled at other times of the year.
Q: Are you open during the weekdays during the day?
A: We may have some weekday availability, but we will post the schedule on a weekly basis due to constantly changing COVID-19 restrictions
Q: Are you open if it is raining or snowing?
A: YES. You might need an umbrella for walking from the parking lot or between stations. Visitors should dress extra warm during days that are below freezing. The only time we close due to weather is if there is heavy ice or deep snow and plows are unable to clear. We post closings on our website and Facebook page.
Q: Can we take pictures of the reindeer?
A. The design of our farm enables you to photograph our reindeer and take fun pictures throughout the property. However, we do NOT force any of our reindeer to do anything they don’t want to. Our animals are very precious to us and their happiness is our main priority. We don't do forced poses with our animals and visitors.
Q: Can we bring in a professional photographer to take pictures of our family at your farm? (or I am a professional photographer. Can I schedule photo sessions at your farm?)
A. We do not allow professional photography to be done on our property unless it is specifically for a publication or advertising campaign, guided by us (the owners). Many people do come together as a family and take casual photos in the many picture spots around the property. If you ask an employee to take the picture with your phone, they will do that. We just don't want anyone tying up the property with a professional photographer posing and taking photos.
Q: Will we get to pet and feed the reindeer?
A: Petting and feeding will be available based on the most current Illinois Department of Public Health Guidelines for COVID-19.
Q: Do you travel with the reindeer? Can we have you bring them to our event?
A: We are not traveling with our reindeer at this time.
Q: Do you allow school field trips or groups to visit?
A: Yes, but on a very limited basis. Call to schedule: 309-647-0569