Our friends at Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere shared some HUGE news with us today, and we are so excited!

Starting Thursday, November 15 Summerfield Zoo is transforming into Christmas Town complete with Santa, reindeer, tons of magical photo opportunities and activities, and a whole lot of festive shopping!

Christmas Town at Summerfield Zoo will be open Thursdays through Sundays November 15 through December 23 with special hours of operation on Christmas Eve and December 26, 27, and 28th.

Summerfield Zoo's new Christmas tradition will feature:

  • Santa's Reindeer Barn complete with Santa's entire reindeer sleigh team.
  • Visits with Santa Claus (on specific dates)
  • Mrs. Claus' Kitchen Snack Shop and The Flying Reindeer Gift Shop
  • Baby Reindeer Flight School Training Sessions...and kids can even earn an Official Stable Elf Diploma

Admission to Christmas Town at Summerfield Zoo will be $10 per person and group tours and field trips will be available by appointment. You can even schedule a time for a private family portrait to use on all your Christmas cards!

Get more information about Christmas Town at Summerfield Zoo by visiting summerfieldfarmandzoo.com or by calling 815-547-4852.

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