Santa and his LIVE reindeer – Dancer, Dasher, and Prancer – are returning to Greenwich for the 13th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop presented by Jenny Allen/Compass Real Estate, “the North Pole on North Street,” Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, from November 26 to December 24, 2021.
The cherished town tradition continues for the thirteenth consecutive year at this expansive nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also enjoy the new Santa’s Workshop, which provides more space for families while they wait in line for their photo with Santa. A portion of all photos with Santa will be donated to Kids In Crisis, a non-profit organization based in Greenwich. A Kids In Crisis Giving Tree will also be available for people to support their important mission.
This all takes place just minutes from downtown Greenwich. Parking is free. The community is invited to Sam Bridge for a “We’re Back Day” on Friday, November 26, from noon to 6 p.m., when Santa’s Workshop officially opens for photos with Santa. While waiting for the reindeer to arrive in the afternoon, everyone can enjoy special refreshments and other special activities. The reindeer will make Sam Bridge their home throughout the four weeks, thanks to Reindeer Sponsors Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses and The Long Ridge School. Children, adults, and pets (on leashes) can have their photos taken with Santa at Santa’s Workshop.
Please check the website, www.Greenwichreindeerfestival.com, for all pricing for all photo packages. Hours for the Photos with Santa are Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The reindeer will depart on Wednesday, December 22, but Santa will remain for photos through Christmas Eve, Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year’s event will celebrate our healthcare and frontline heroes from Greenwich Hospital. An Appreciation Art Mural (20’ x 7’) sponsored by C. Parker Gallery and created by professional artist, Rick Garcia, will be unveiled Friday, November 26 after Santa arrives during a special THANK YOU ceremony beginning just after noon. After the unveiling of the Art Mural, the public is invited to sign the Art Mural and express their appreciation and gratitude through personal messages to Greenwich Hospital for their extraordinary care for the community during the pandemic. After the month-long event, the Art Mural will ultimately make its home at Greenwich Hospital. Please sign the Art Mural to THANK the entire Greenwich Hospital team!
Thank you to all sponsors: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, Jenny Allen/Compass, Greenwich Pediatric Dental Group, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich, Greenwich Hospital, The Long Ridge School, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, and Citarella Gourmet Market in Greenwich. Premier Media Sponsors include Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media, WC & FC Business Journals, and WAG Magazine. Additional Media Sponsors include CT Kids & Family, Fairfield County Mom, Greenwich Time/Stamford Advocate, IN Greenwich, Kids Out And About, Macaroni Kid, Money Mailer, Natural Awakenings Magazine, News 12 CT, Jen Danzi, WEBE 108, and Westchester Parent/NYMetroParents.com. The Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop presented by Jenny Allen / Compass is produced by TMK Sports & Entertainment, LLC, a Greenwich-based event-marketing company. For more details on this magical holiday tradition, visit www.Greenwichreindeerfestival.com