Breakfast with Santa is a fun time... But breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus is more "funner"! After breakfast we have story time featuring Mrs. Claus.
Then get to meet the Clauses up close... a perfect time to tell Santa what you would like
for Christmas. You'll find us at Wegmans,
see our Visiting Schedule page
You may want to bring your
cell phone or camera and take as many pictures as you'd like.
Santa & Mrs. Claus don't feel that you should have to pay to get a picture with us!
And Mrs. Claus
loves coming with him!
Santa Claus is coming to town...
Reindeer Facts for Kids
Reindeer are also known as Caribou. In Europe they are called Reindeer all the time. In America we called them Caribou in the wild and when domesticated we call them Reindeer. Scientific Name: Rangifer Tarasndus.
Reindeer live in the Northern parts of North America including Canada and Alaska also in Europe, Russia and Greenland. Lets us not forget, also with Santa at the North Pole.
They live on tundras. A tundra is a vast flat, treeless Arctic Region.
Reindeer are herbivores meaning they are plant eaters.
They eat lichen a type of moss, grass and plants.
A reindeer can live up to 15 years in the wild.
A reindeer mostly has different shades of brown soft fur with white fur on their neck and parts of their back. Their fur may also be gray or a rust like color.
They can weigh anywhere between 240-700 pounds.
Reindeer are usually 4-5 ft tall not including their antlers. Their antlers are 3ft tall!
Did you know that reindeer are the only deer in which both male and females grow antlers. They shed their antlers in the winter.
Reindeer antlers are actually rubbery, living masses of blood and marrow when they are growing. The antlers grow until around August, then the bone begins to harden.
Like a human’s fingerprint no two reindeer antlers are exactly the same.
Reindeer migrate, during the winter migrating South. During the summer they migrate North. The trip is 1,200 miles round trip. That is one of the world’s largest migrations.
Their hooves are used to dig for food in the snow. The outer edges of their hooves are sharp while help them walk on ice and rocks.
Reindeer’s have an ankle tendon which rubs over a bone causing a clicking sound when they walk. That clicking sound helps the reindeer keep track of each other especially when they can’t see in bad weather.
Did you know that reindeer can run 50 miles per hour!
A male reindeer is called a bull.
A female reindeer is called a cow.
A baby reindeer is called a calf.
A mother usually gives birth to one fawn a year but sometimes two are born.
A fawn is usually 10-11 pounds when born.
A reindeer’s milk has more fat than cow’s milk.
How does Christmas get its glow?
Have you ever wondered where Christmas gets its glow?
Who makes the festive magic as the seasons come and go?
Who crafts a winter snowflake?
Who chills the starry sky?
Who makes the toys for girls and boys?
Who helps the reindeers fly?
It started with a Christmas wish,
whispered from a heavenly horn,
The words they travelled through the air and so-
an Elf was born.
They start off as a snowflake- gliding calm but swift,
searching for Santa’s workshop to fulfill their wishful gift.
Now some are wished for weather, to make snow from up above,
some are wished for kindness, taking care of those you love.
Yet there is a popular wished for Elf by all the girls and boys,
an Elf to craft, create and build your shiny Christmas toys!
Now we all know the first toys are made by Santa Claus himself,
but in his workshop, he gets help from a special little Elf.
Jingles is that workshop Elf, who makes sure things go just fine,
for when Santa carves the original toy, Jingles helps with each design.
It’s Jingles’ job to then make sure,
it’s delivered to the toyshop floor.
The Toy Makers faces light with glee,
as they craft a toy to go under your tree.
Jingles is the greatest Elf and knows just what to do.
This Elf takes care of Santa and now takes care of you.
One of our favorite stops in W.N.Y is The Desert Deli to watch children make gingerbread houses. What wonderful artistic imaginations these children have as they build their beautiful gingerbread houses.
of Western New York
Santa & Mrs. Claus have a
"Grand Dog" named HOPE!
Speaking of HOPE... we will be at
Tree of Hope Celebration again this year.
Friday December 08, 2017
Roswell's Kaminski Park & Gardens
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
A great way to kick off the holiday season