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Join us for Reindeer Festival and discover a wonderland of holiday delights at Swansons Nursery! Reindeer Festival is what we call our holiday festivities at Swansons, from visiting reindeer to holiday shopping to a holiday yurt photo-op.

11/9/2019 to 12/24/2019
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Swansons Nursery
9701 15th Ave NW
Seattle, Washington  98117
United States
Contact: 206-782-2543

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The Holiday Pavilion is a must-see! Our central greenhouse is filled with holiday décor, ornaments, stocking stuffers and gifts for kids and adults. Find more gifts, such as locally-made jewelry, home décor, and books, in our conservatory gift shop.


Shop a large variety of seasonal plants, forcing bulbs, and creative indoor and outdoor plant arrangements throughout the store. We have a great selection of fresh wreaths, garlands, and swags to help make your home holiday-ready. Need something extra special? Our design team can create a custom arrangement, wreath or centerpiece.



Highlights: Visit the reindeer through December 24th. Meet the Reindeer” sessions weekdays at 11am and weekends 11am and 4pm.

Meet our special holiday guests: Dasher & Blitzen! See the reindeer every day through December 24th when they return to Santa's workshop to help deliver presents. You can also learn more about these incredible animals during our "Meet the Reindeer" presentations, offered weekdays at 11am and weekends at 11am and 4pm. Reindeer selfie, anyone?



Highlights: Trees begin arriving November 23rd. Social media tree reservation program begins Monday, November 25th.

We want to make picking out the perfect Christmas tree an amazing experience. That's why we make shopping for a tree fun and stress-free! Browse our collection of exceptional trees inside the comfort of our North greenhouse, where each tree is suspended above the floor for easy viewing from all angles; we call it our "spin & pick" system and we guarantee it's the easiest (and most enjoyable) way to pick a tree you've ever experienced. All you have to do is pick the perfect tree and we’ll do all the rest: shake it, wrap it, and tie it to your vehicle. Need it delivered? We can help with that as well.


Not sure what kind of tree you're looking for? Visit our Pick the Perfect Tree website to learn about our unique tree varieties, the family farms that provide our trees, and how to reserve your tree on social media.



Watch model trains speed through fantastical landscapes in one of Swansons' favorite holiday traditions: the themed model train village. Our train will be running through December 30th. This year's theme is bound to be a family favorite!



Create a holiday keepsake photo with Santa! Bonjour photography will be offering Santa photo appointments on specific dates from November 16th through December 23rd. Santa photo package information can be found here. Please visit the Santa Photo Scheduler to see available dates and to make your appointment. Appointments fill up fast, so schedule early!



The Humane Society’ MaxMobile adoption bus will be visiting Swansons with fabulous furry friends that are looking for forever homes. The Maxmobile will be here on the following Tuesdays: Nov. 26th, Dec. 3rd, 10th & 17th, 3pm-5pm Come see if your future fur baby is among them!



Each year, our talented graphic designer creates a unique button to commemorate Reindeer Festival. Reindeer Buttons are located near the reindeer pens and at the cashiers. All button proceeds go to the Seattle Humane Society!




On December 4th and 11th, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm, Santa will make a special appearance at Swansons Nursery to spread cheer, candy canes, and even some dog treats!



Take your own holiday photo inside our decorated yurt, the perfect spot for a festive reminder of the holidays at Swansons Nursery! Take a peek inside the yurt.



Highlights: Support the Ballard Food Bank by posting your Swansons’ holiday fun with #sharingswansons on social media Nov. 9-Dec. 24.

Participate in our Holiday Sharing Campaign and help us provide food to those in need in our community. Post your photos of Swansons-related holiday fun on social media with hashtag #sharingswansons from November 9th to December 24th. For every post, we’ll donate 1 food item to the Ballard Food Bank! At the end of the campaign, we’ll draw three winners and they’ll each receive a Swansons goody bag! Last year we donated over 300 lbs. of food - let’s donate even more this year! More info here.




Do your shopping in style, while listening to live holiday music in the Pavilion. Musicians include harpists, cellists, carolers, and more! See the music schedule for dates and times.



Kids and adults alike can learn about reindeer, our model train, Christmas trees, and more on this 5-stop, self-guided tour. See if you can answer the questions along the tour and visit our cashiers or customer service desk for a candy cane when you’ve finished!

School groups can schedule a special guided tour Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Fridays by calling (206) 782-2543

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