Reindeer Farms Near Chicago, Illinois That You Can Visit (2023)

If you live in or are visiting Chicago during the Christmas holiday season and googled “reindeer farm near me” you are in the right place. There are several reindeer farms close to the Chicago area. If you are looking for a fun day trip from Chicago during the holiday season, keep reading for a list of the best reindeer farms near Chicago.

Reindeer Farms Near Chicago (2023)

photo of reindeer from one of reindeer farms near Chicago Illinois

Below is a list of all the reindeer farms near Chicago. I have included all the information you need to plan your visit, including addresses, dates and hours, prices and more.

Reindeer Farms in Illinois

Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch

Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch has 16 reindeer, 5 acres of Christmas trees, a barn gift shop and a western style banquet hall hosting groups year ’round and individuals and families in the fall and Christmas time.

They offer reindeer tours for visitors. You’ll be given a treat to feed them then you can even give them a ‘reindeer kiss’ – if you’re brave.

Check their website or call 217-893-3407 for more information.

Address: 1356 County Rd. 2900 N. Rantoul, IL (about 15 miles north of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana)

Distance from Chicago: About 120 miles south of Chicago (2 hours drive).

Dates: Open until December 28.

Hours: Days and hours vary every month. See their website for current hours.

Cost: Reindeer Tour are $8 per person from mid November through end of December.

Snowman’s Reindeer Farm

Snowman’s Reindeer Farm allows visitors to pet and feed reindeer at various stations within the farm. ALL VISITS ARE Pre-Paid RESERVATION ONLY.

See their website or call 309-647-0569 for more information.

Address: 25599 East Middle Lake Rd., Canton, IL 61520 (about 195 miles from Chicago about a 3 hour drive)

Dates: November 11 -December 27, 2023 (Limited Hours)

Hours: Hours vary. See their website for hours and to make reservations.

Prices: Admission price varies by date but starts at $18 per person. Kids under age 2 have FREE entry. Kids can also ride the Little Reindeer Railway for an extra $3 per person.

Reindeer Farms in Michigan

Reindeer Ranch

Address: 2921 North 6th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Distance from Chicago: About 144 miles from Chicago (about a 2.5 hour drive)

Dates: November 18, 2023- January 7, 2024

Hours: Open By Appointment Only

Cost: Admission is $10 person on weekdays or $15 person on weekends. Kids under 2 are free.

The owners of Reindeer Ranch in Kalamazoo, Michigan have been raising reindeer since 1999.

The farm offers guided tours (about 30-45 minutes long) for visitors. Tours start with an 10-15 minute educational presentation on reindeer followed by an up-close and personal experience with friendly reindeer. Visitors are allowed to pet a reindeer and take photos. There is also a Santa there on the weekends before Christmas. Tours need to be booked in advance.

Check their website, facebook page or call (269) 491-8507 for more information.

GG Reindeer Farm

GG Reindeer Farm has friendly and gentle reindeer that are bottle raised as fawns. They are available to rent for any occasion year round. See their facebook or call (616) 881-3349 for more information.

Address: 3754 76th Street, Caledonia, MI 49316 (about 182 miles from Chicago about 3 hour drive)

Reindeer Farms in Indiana

Jingles All The Way Reindeer Farm

Jingles All The Way Reindeer Farm offers 30 minute educational guided tours around their reindeer farm. On Saturdays only, visitors can also get their a picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

See their website, facebook for more information.

Address: 5253 ST RD 8, Auburn, IN 46706 (about 194 miles from Chicago about a 3 hour drive)

Dates: November 27- December 22, 2023

Hours: By Appointment Only.

Prices: Prices are start at $12 per person on weekdays. Kids under age 3 have free entry.

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