Christmas Town at Summerfield Zoo opens

There's Dasher, Dancer, Donner and Blitzen and the Summerfield Zoo has all of Santa’s reindeer ready to meet us and get us in the holiday spirit.

Christmas Town at Summerfield Zoo is back for a second year bringing the North Pole to Belvidere. You can meet all of the magical reindeer and have your picture taken with them and of course Santa himself. Mrs. Claus' Kitchen is also open serving up some goodies along with its gift shop. Since the temperatures have gotten a little colder, the zoo says it’s the perfect time to showcase its reindeer.

“We always used to be closed all winter but we started doing this last year because we do have a large herd of reindeer and you know, people don’t get to see them very often so it's a big draw. It’s a lot of fun, you get to be up close and personal with them, do photos with them, pet them,” said owner of Summerfield Zoo Rick Anderson.