Michigan’s Magical Reindeer Farms: Lighted Walks, Santa Events & Traveling Reindeer Events – 2023

Reindeer Farms Offer an Unbeatable North Pole Experience

Visiting a reindeer farm is a relatively new Christmas activity in Michigan, and we are here for it.

Several Michigan reindeer farms are now open to the public for holiday visits.

Visit details vary by destination, but each of them includes interactions with real, live reindeer. You can even pet them at some places.

Before you head out, be sure to check for ticket availability (if needed). And, dress for a farm visit. (Boots are a great idea!)

feature image is of Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm.

Michigan Reindeer Farms

Here’s where you can find reindeer experiences, holiday fun and even things like… Santa parachuting out of the sky??

Reindeer Ranch Reindeer Tours – Some with Santa Visits

2921 N 6th St, Kalamazoo MI 49009
2023 Dates: November 18, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Tickets $10-15/person.

Owners Gary & Carol Borton started raising reindeer in 1999. Today Reindeer Ranch has several family members along with a few really good friends helping to keep the farm running.

They have added farm tours to their schedule which has made Reindeer Ranch a local tourist attraction.

If you’d like to visit the reindeer farm, you’re asked to book a tour. The tours are almost completely outside. Tours last 30-45 minutes and start on time, please arrive early. 

Come out and enjoy being outside with these magical animals!

Reindeer Ranch Lighted Walk

Reindeer Tours with Santa & Lighted Walk
– Weekends only
– Includes a lighted walk through the woods and around the reindeer pens
– Enjoy a cup of Hot cocoa, enjoy a visit with Santa and/or being letter for Santa.
– $15 per person, free for ages 1 and under.

Weekday Reindeer Tours
-Tour the Reindeer Ranch, learn about reindeer, where they come from and what makes them so special.
– Enjoy a cup of Hot cocoa and take home a reindeer craft to make later.
-Bring a letter for Santa if you would like.
-$10 per person

Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm

Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm 

2706 E. Stevenson Lk Rd, Clare MI 48617
2023 Dates: October 28 – December 23
Tickets $9/person.

Santa parachuting down at a reindeer farm.
Santa parachute event at Rooftop Landing

Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm has been in operation since 1991, visiting hundreds of businesses, schools, libraries, and even private homes.

It is a family-owned and operated business, specializing in offering trained reindeer for holiday and special events around Michigan.

This reindeer farm is located about an hour and a half northeast of Grand Rapids, or just over an hour north of Lansing, MI.

Alpaca at Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm

Reindeer are in the pasture for viewing, petting and feeding – plus stop by the heated barn to visit Christmas Alpacas and other unique animals for petting and photos.

Check their calendar for specific hours for Santa and Skittles the Clown.

What to Expect
– Santa will be available to visit with children (see schedule)
– Candy Cane Maker
– Gift Shop with lots of stocking stuffers
– Fresh Warm Donuts, Hot Caramel Cider and Hot Cocoa
– last day open: December 23, 2023

rooftop landing reindeer farm clare
Rooftop Landing Reindeer farm in Clare

Special Events
– Build a Toy With Santa! on November 9, 2023, at 5 PM:
Build and paint a wooden reindeer under Santa’s guidance
Ticket includes one child and one adult helper ($79.95)
Visit the reindeer
Story time with Santa
Visit the cafe for freshly made donuts and hot chocolate

– Santa Drop-In ‘The Santa Jump’! on November 11, 2023, at noon:
Santa and a few of his bravest elves have decided to PARACHUTE to the farm.
Please show up early and give yourself time to park and find a spot.
This event is included in the admission to the farm.
Weather dependent

– Flying Pancake Breakfast With Santa on November 18, 2023, at 9:00 AM:
All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes with Santa!
Cost is $12 per person. Ages 1 and under are free. Includes Farm Admission!
Served with Sausage, Orange Juice & Coffee

Holiday Season Admission:
– $9 per person
– Ages 1 and under are free
– tickets online ahead of time or at the door
– cash and credit

Picture with Santa at Rooftop Landing
Grandpa Tinys Farm reindeer frankenmuth

Grandpa Tiny’s Reindeer Farm

7775 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
2023 Dates: November 18, 19, 25, 26
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Tickets $17/person

randpa Tinys Farm reindeer in snow frankenmuth

Experience Santa’s Reindeer Farm during the hustle and bustle while he gets ready for Christmas!

The farm is on full-on holiday mode for this stroll-through event where you will get to see how Santa has transformed the farm into his headquarters preparing for the big day.

Meet Santa himself along with the reindeer in training. Bring a letter for Santa if you haven’t already mailed it!

Watch and chat with the jolly workers helping to keep Santa’s Farm running smoothly. Included is taking home an ornament from the Woodworker!

Grandpa Tiny’s Farm barn

Pictures with Santa are welcomed, please bring your camera and a friend to take photos or a Professional Photographer with you. There will be many areas to take group photos.

Aged 5 and under are FREE with an adult ticket holder. (Max 4 under 5 per one adult)

This event will happen rain or shine unless extreme weather occurs. In the case of extreme weather and the event is canceled for the day, However, if we do need to close early due to extreme weather, you are welcome to use your ticket on any of the remaining event dates.

Please dress for the weather. Walking surfaces may be wet or slippery and include grass, dirt, gravel, wood, and cement.

Reindeer Events in West Michigan

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