This is a fully immersive experience where you'll get to handle and feed our pair of reindeer. This Christmas team spends most days bringing the magic of Christmas to people at Holiday Festivals but their quiet down time at the farm and personal attention is what they love best! We'll begin by a short introduction to reindeer and their unique behaviors and then you'll have an opportunity to lead, feed and handle the reindeer yourself. This is a fully outdoor experience - after all - reindeer prefer the cold of the arctic! But we'll warm you up with some hot cocoa and spiced cider! As an added bonus - you'll get to meet the reindeer's equine roommates: Katie, Spinny, and Eclipse. All three are purebred Arabians and half-Arabians, a breed known for their intelligence and gentle nature. And life on the farm still goes on - help feed the chickens and collect eggs too!
Rainier Reindeer Ranch was born after I visited the Tsaatan Tribe in Northern Mongolia. I fell in love with the reindeer at first sight and was captivated by their calm nature and loving personalities. The Tsaatan is the last tribe in the world that uses reindeer for transportation and I had the unique privilege of riding the reindeer thanks to a personal connection to the Tsaatan family that I stayed with. After returning from Mongolia, I started Rainier Reindeer Ranch in order to share these magical creatures with children and adults alike.
Hot Cocoa & Spiced Cider
Reindeer experience will take place on our private ranch - Rainier Reindeer Ranch. The Ranch is not open to the public and is only opened to guests for special experiences.
A reminder that you are visiting an active farm. An animal's behavior can be unpredictable. We have reindeer, horses, dogs, ducks and chickens on-site (including a friendly rooster).
Real Reindeer Encounter