They know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. But do you remember the largest of all reindeer in the world?
Chicagoers can now get it up close as Reindeer Events announces the world’s largest reindeer attraction opening in suburban Naperville.
The massive lighted structure changes colors and promises to dazzle children and families on Reindeer Road, Naperville’s new drive-thru Christmas lights event that opened to the public on Wednesday night.
The attraction takes place in the Highpoint Church, which is located at 1805 High Point Dr. in Naperville, and the giant reindeer is fully lit and looks down on passers-by on I-88 near Naperville Road.
The largest reindeer in the world is about 12 m tall and has a bright ruby red nose. The attraction is part of a family-friendly ride through the Christmas lights.
Rich Janor, President of Reindeer Events and Naperville Business Owner, said a lot of thought has gone into creating the giant reindeer and the joy it will bring to families.
“We wanted to do something different, so we came up with the Reindeer Road concept,” said Janor. “We thought the size and grandeur would impress people, and it worked.”
Janor said that free chocolate and candy canes will also be provided for those in attendance and that there will be some funny performances from Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, Santa Claus and the Grinch.
Admission to the drive-thru attraction is $ 10 per car charge, so carpooling with family and friends is recommended. Tickets can be found here or are available once upon arrival.
There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday at 4 p.m., with Santa Claus cutting the Christmas ribbon to kick off the first big weekend on Reindeer Road.