It's the most wonderful time of the year. The air is getting cooler as winter starts to set in and the countdown is on to Santa Claus making his way around the world to deliver toys. While Jolly Ol' St. Nick gets all the glory, it's not a one-man show. He has the elves in his workshop getting the toys together and sorting out the logistics for his annual flight, and he has his team of reindeer making sure he gets everywhere he needs to be during that flight. But, before they gear up for that marathon flight, a few of those reindeer are going to make a stop in the town named after the Head Elf, Santa Claus, Indiana, for a two-day meet-and-greet with you and your family.

Santa's Toys Hosting Live Reindeer Thanksgiving Weekend

For the sixth year in a row, Santa's Toys, the toy store in the Kringle's Place Shopping Center, will host real-life reindeer outside the store on Saturday, November 26th and Sunday, November 27th (Thanksgiving Weekend) from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM both days. The reindeer will be kept outside the store in a pin, and you and the family will be able to reach through the bars to pet them and see them up close.

Santa Claus, Indiana Visitors Center
Santa Claus, Indiana Visitors Center
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The event is free to attend. However, due to expected high demand, tickets are required to help control the number of people interacting with the reindeer at any given time. You can get your tickets through the Santa's Toys website, and you will need to select a time you want to go. Time slots start at 11:00 AM and are listed in 15-minute increments until the last slot at 3:45 PM. Saturday tickets are available here, while Sunday tickets are available here.

Once you wrap up your visit with Santa's reindeer, stick around and check out all the other attractions the town of Santa Claus has to offer.

9 Fun Things to Do in Santa Claus, Indiana

From shopping to horseback riding, to ziplining, or just relaxing outdoors with a glass of wine in your hand. There's more to enjoy in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana outside of a trip to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

For more things to do, visit the Santa Claus, Indiana Visitors Bureau website.

And don't forget Lincoln State Park right down the road. There's quite a bit to do there as well.

Check Out All You Can Do at Lincoln State Park

Looking for a place to staycation in the tri-state? Why not rent a cabin at Lincoln State Park?

[Source: Santa's Toys]

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