Most children are familiar with the stories of Santa, his bright red sleigh, and his magical flying reindeer. But, to see a live reindeer with its huge antlers, gentle brown eyes, and soft brown fur – the picture books come to life right before their own wide eyes. Several Novembers ago, when Santa was preparing to visit our store, he decided to invite two of his reindeer – members of his reserve team – to come along. And that started a tradition that has brought smiles to the faces of many children over the years.
This year, we’re excited to welcome Chloe and Sparkle back for another visit with their Omaha friends. When you stop in, just look for the forest of fresh cut trees at the north end of the greenhouse, and you’ll find our antlered guests snugly nestled in the warm straw. And be sure to bring your camera – we always love seeing those who’ve made it a yearly holiday tradition to capture a family photo by the reindeer.
Chloe and Sparkle will arrive on Friday, November 17th and are available to visit anytime during store hours until they leave again on Sunday, December 17th. We hope you’ll stop and say hello before they head back to the North Pole and get ready to help Santa on Christmas Eve.