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Visit Santa's Reindeer this Christmas

Laura Lynn

Take a peek at how Santa's reindeer's are preparing for this Christmas at Arboretum

Dasher and Dancer and Donner and Blitzen are resting up with us at Arboretum Carlow and Wicklow before their busiest night of the year. They love a bit of company though so please drop in to say hi and wish them luck for their voyage. From 22nd November to 22nd December. Donner and Blitzen will be in Carlow and Dasher and Dancer will be in Wicklow and we’ll be taking great care to make sure that they’re ready to go when Christmas comes.

This activity is free of charge.


And just in case you’re wondering …

They are fed twice daily to supplement their grazing with a hard feed rich in vitamins and minerals and with various fruits and vegetables. They have ample fresh water, which is refreshed daily. They are vaccinated and wormed. They are very content, and most are quite happy to be fussed. While at Arboretum their food is monitored and limited, so as not to over feed. They are cleaned frequently. They enjoy the company of people as well as other deer. If any of the reindeer show any kind of stress or ill health they will immediately be taken home and given any treatment they require.