Join us for Reindeer Festival November 11th - December 24th and discover a wonderland of holiday delights at Swansons Nursery!


Reindeer Festival Activities


* Holiday Shopping

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 local jewelry, accessories, and books, in our Conservatory Gift Shop.

Shop a large variety of seasonal plants (poinsettias, anyone?) 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, and our in-home design department can even come to your home for custom installations.



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. 

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 our social media tree reservation system.

Trees will begin arriving on November 18th!



Watch model trains speed through fantastical landscapes in one of Swansons' favorite holiday traditions: the themed model train village! This year's theme draws from the Star Wars films and is bound to be a family favorite.


* Santa's REINDEER

Meet our special holiday guests: Dasher & Blitzen. These two reindeer will be visiting the nursery through December 24th when they return to Santa's workshop to help deliver presents! Learn about these incredible animals during our "Meet the Reindeer" sessions, 10am Monday-Friday and 10am and 4pm on weekends. Reindeer selfie, anyone?

Note: the 4pm session on December 24th will be held at 2pm to accommodate our early closing. 


* Santa Photos by Bonjour Photography

Create a holiday keepsake - a photo with Santa! Bonjour photography will be offering Santa photo packages beginning November 18th. See package pricing and schedule online here. This popular activity fills up quickly, so be sure to schedule early!



Kids and adults alike can learn about reindeer, our model train, Christmas trees, and more on this 5-stop, self-guided tour. Groups can schedule a special guided tour by calling (206) 782-2543. 


*Santa at Swansons

Santa will be wandering around the nursery spreading holiday cheer every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-12pm beginning November 28th. Be sure to tell him you've been good this year!


* Holiday Yurt Photo Op

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


* Live Music

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


Swansons' Holiday Hours:

November 11-22: 9am-6pm
November 24-December 23: 9am-7pm
December 26-January 31: 9am-5pm
December 24: 3pm early closure
Closed: November 23, December 25, January 1 & 2

Happy Holidays!