We had visited Leavenworth a few years ago at Christmas for the first time and absolutely fell in love with the quaint Bavarian town. We somehow missed the fact that there was a Reindeer farm, so when we came across it online, we knew we had to get back. What else would help with the magic of Santa at Christmas? To take our kids to meet some of Santa’s Reindeer in training, of course.
The magic for them was unreal.
I, of course, had pre-explained to them that Rudolph wouldn’t be there because he would already be at the North Pole getting ready for Christmas, but they were so excited that they did not seem to mind. The kids loved learning about Reindeer and though none of them were ready to fly for our visit, they were thrilled to meet some of Santa’s Reindeer-in-training. Heck, who am I kidding, it was magical for us adults too and made us feel like kids again.
Leavenworth Reindeer Farm is a USDA licensed farm located less than 1/2 mile from downtown Leavenworth. It was such a pleasure to walk among the Reindeer, feed them, and to be so enchanted. The owners are so knowledgeable and all of the staff are so attentive while you’re in with the reindeer to make sure all the little kids stay safe. The staff gave good directions for what to do and what not to do; we all had a fantastic experience.
Since it is Christmastime, the farm was also extra busy, with their opportunities to see the Reindeer sold-out. The owners had mentioned that the experiences are available year-round, including April when the babies are usually born. It is a lot quieter if you visit during off-season.
If you’re planning a trip to see the half a million lights and festivities of Leavenworth, the Reindeer really are a can’t-miss for your trip. We enjoyed it so much that we will definitely be back again. The kids are hoping that next time some of the Reindeer will be able to fly for them.
Take a look at the fabulous experience that is the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm:
Tip: Make sure you reserve your visit with Santa’s reindeer in training well before you go — it can get so busy that they sell-out!