Annual

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays with family and friends!
Take part in the most unique annual holiday celebration in the Northwest, offering excitement and fun for everyone!

December

1st-23rd

10:30AM-4:30PM (Or Dusk)

December

26th-30th

10:30AM-3:30PM

Santa’s Reindeer Team
We are Santa’s chosen reindeer to pull his Grand Traveling Sleigh which travels around the world. During the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) we sprout hairy wings which are so small and flap them like hummingbird wings. We take practice flights around Santa’s Reindeer Farm late at night to build up their strength. We live for thousands of years. Rudolph is currently 1500 years old while the rest of the team members are around 2000 years old.
Santa’s House, Airfield and Reindeer Farm
See Santa’s permanent house away from the North Pole. Santa and Mrs. Claus live upstairs. Santa has his wonderful, magical workshop downstairs open only for Elves. The Reindeer live in the Reindeer Rooms located downstairs on either side of the workshop. Santa’s Reindeer Farm is the largest reindeer farm located in any zoo in the country. The Airfield is in Front of Santa’s House. The flickering Lights are Landing Approach Lights for the Reindeer and required by the FAA.
Santa’s Grand Traveling Sleigh
Come get a picture with Santa or Rudolph in his Grand Traveling Sleigh! Santa has many sleighs, but his Grand Traveling Sleigh is the one that he uses for the longest flights around the world.
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Santa’s Reindeer Team
We are Santa’s chosen reindeer to pull his Grand Traveling Sleigh which travels around the world. During the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) we sprout hairy wings which are so small and flap them like hummingbird wings. We take practice flights around Santa’s Reindeer Farm late at night to build up their strength. We live for thousands of years. Rudolph is currently 1500 years old while the rest of the team members are around 2000 years old.
Santa’s House, Airfield and Reindeer Farm
See Santa’s permanent house away from the North Pole. Santa and Mrs. Claus live upstairs. Santa has his wonderful, magical workshop downstairs open only for Elves. The Reindeer live in the Reindeer Rooms located downstairs on either side of the workshop. Santa’s Reindeer Farm is the largest reindeer farm located in any zoo in the country. The Airfield is in Front of Santa’s House. The flickering Lights are Landing Approach Lights for the Reindeer and required by the FAA.
Santa’s Grand Traveling Sleigh
Come get a picture with Santa or Rudolph in his Grand Traveling Sleigh! Santa has many sleighs, but his Grand Traveling Sleigh is the one that he uses for the longest flights around the world.
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Safe. Fun. Open.

Positive changes have been made to increase safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Zoo is safely open, and we have taken a few steps to keep everyone safe and healthy. We follow all Washington State and King County Guidelines.