GREENWICH, Conn. -- It’s that magical time of year again when Santa and his reindeer return to McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center for the 7th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop.
Santa's return will be ongoing from Nov. 27 through Christmas Eve. On Friday, Nov. 27, the community is invited to a “We’re Back” party at McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center from noon to 6 p.m. to welcome the reindeer and officially open Santa’s Workshop for photos with Santa.
“We’re very excited to host the reindeer again this year,” said James McArdle. “We’re looking forward to seeing the smiles and expressions of wonder on the children’s faces as they gaze at the reindeer and families happily making holiday memories of a lifetime here in Greenwich.”
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at noon with attendance by Santa and Mrs. Claus, town officials, sponsors, including James McArdle and representatives from Citizens Bank, and event producer Tammi Ketler of TMK Sports & Entertainment.
Families, children, corporate groups, and even pets can have their photo taken with Santa. Photo packages begin at $29.99 and will include a gift bag provided by Citizens Bank filled with promotions redeemable at participating downtown Greenwich stores. Digital photos will also be available with photo packages.
Photos with Santa will take place noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday. Reindeer feeding times will take place daily at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Everyone who has their photo taken with Santa can enter a raffle to win a Mercedes-Benz pedal car. In addition, children can enter the 2015 Pepsi Name the Reindeer Contest and submit their favorite reindeer names in a ballot box at McArdle’s. Santa will announce the winning names on Dec. 6.Click here for more information.