Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is making his way to Illinois very soon and you'll make your kiddos spirits bright when they get to meet him and all his friends!

Something about the end of the year really gets me in the Holiday spirit.

From the Christmas light shows, to all the hot chocolate, to the iconic Christmas music and brisk air, it is always bound to be a wonderful few months of special, festive events around the Stateline.

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Right outside Rockford, there is a very popular zoo that families all around the region visit for a fun and educational experience with up close encounters with exotic animals - like reindeer!

Meet Santa's Reindeer At Summerfield Zoo's Christmas Town 2022

"We invite you to make a new Christmas tradition! Visit Santa's Reindeer Barn with Santa's entire sleigh team of reindeer.  Kids will earn an official stable elf diploma! Baby reindeer flight school training sessions. Lots of magical photo opportunities!" - Summerfield Zoo

After you visit Santa's reindeer, Mrs. Claus will be waiting with special treats for you in her Kitchen.  Yum, I wonder if she'll have cookies!

Santa will be nearby taking photos with everyone at his cottage.

Then, head on over to the Flying Reindeer Gift Shop to grab Christmas gifts for your friends or maybe just yourself.

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You'll have a jolly time and take tons of photos at Christmas Town!

There's something for everyone - even Blitzen!

Admission is $15 per person and kids 1 and under are free to get in.  Reservations for the reindeer barn are required.

Summerfield Zoo is located at 3088 Flora Rd., Belvidere.

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