Santa isn’t the only one getting to treat his reindeer this winter. Visit all eight of his furry sleigh pullers at the Issaquah Reindeer Festival at the Cougar Mountain Zoo.
Santa moves in on December 1, transforming the Cougar Mountain Zoo into the miniature North Pole. Guests then have the chance to meet Santa Claus and even join him for photos in his house until he takes off for the North Pole on the 23rd just in time for Christmas.
After your visit with Santa and his travelling sleigh, meet the stars of the show: the reindeer.
Watch them frolic and play until feeding time, where you will get the chance to feed them and other furry friends by hand. While the animals feast, listen to a story told by none other than Santa’s favorite elf and treat yourself to hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, and other tasty treats.
Before you leave, be sure to admire their collection of Wildlife Art in the Nature Gallery and Museum — they have the largest collection of Animal Bronzes of any Zoo in the country.
When: December 1 to 23 and December 26 to 30
Time: 10:30 am to dusk until December 23; 10:30 am to 3:30 pm from December 26 to 30
Where: Cougar Mountain Zoo – 19525 SE 54th Street Issaquah, WA