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Reindeer Encounter 2020

December 5, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Reindeer Encounter 2020

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Prancer are coming back to Lost River Cave in 2020! Tickets will become available to members on November 4, and the remaining tickets will be released in two batches, one November 13 and November 14. Find more need-to-know details below.

Reindeer Encounter 2020 Important Dates
November 3Members receive custom early access code
November 4 at Noon Member Pre-Sale Begins
November 12 at MidnightMember Pre-Sale Ends
November 13 at NoonFirst Non-Member Ticket Release
November 14 at NoonSecond Non-Member Ticket Release
December 5 & 6Reindeer Encounter 2020
  • Masks will be required
  • The Reindeer Encounter will take place at an alternate location on the Park without group gathering tents to allow for plenty of room to spread out. Be sure to dress for the weather.
  • We’ll have a great setup for photos with Santa that will still allow for social distancing between your family and Santa
  • Prancer and Mrs. Claus will be in an enclosure this year
  • Prancer shed her antlers early, making for a great educational moment
  • Hot cocoa and marshmallows will not be available
  • Fewer tickets will be available to allow for social distancing
  • The health and safety of our guests is our first priority. The event is contingent upon state and local mandates.
Members Get Early Access!
    • Each Member will receive their early access code via email midday on November 3
    • The online Member Pre-Sale begins November 4 at 12 pm and ends November 12
    • Members receive discounted tickets at $7 per child
    • Each Member can purchase up to 4 children’s tickets
    • Only children need tickets; accompanying adults do not
    • Visit our website or call 270-393-0077 to become a member and get early access.
General Public Ticket Sale
    • Remaining tickets go on sale to non-members in two batches on November 13 and 14 at 12 pm each day
    • Non-member tickets are $10 per child
    • Each ticket buyer can purchase up to 4 children’s tickets
    • Only children need tickets; accompanying adults do not
  • Members will receive early access starting Thursday, November 4
  • Member Pre-Sale Early Access will end Thursday, November 12 at midnight (remaining tickets will be released to non-members on Nov. 13)
  • As a benefit with each yearly membership you purchase, you receive one unique Reindeer Encounter code.*
  • If you would like to check your membership status, please contact Kate or Katie at 270.393.0077.
*If you used your Reindeer Encounter member benefit in 2019, you will need to renew your membership to get a 2020 access code.

Not a Member? Become a Member today to enjoy early access to discounted tickets for this fun wintry event! If you have any questions, please contact Kate or Katie at 270.393.0077

Sponsorship opportunities are available from $100 and up. If you are interested in sponsoring Reindeer Encounter 2020, please contact Katie at 270.393.0077 or katie@lostrivercave.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Does everyone need a ticket?

A:  Children (and adults attending without a child) need a ticket; adults accompanying children do not.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Q:  How many tickets can I purchase?

A:  Up to 4 children’s tickets can be purchased per transaction. In past years, tickets were gone in a matter of minutes so you may only have time to place one order. If you need more than 4 children’s tickets, multiple individuals should purchase a membership or be prepared to purchase up to 4 tickets each when they go on sale to non-members. 

Q:  What do Reindeer Encounter proceeds support?

A:  Money raised through the 2020 Reindeer Encounter supports Lost River Cave’s mission to educate and enrich lives through connections with nature.

Q:  Do I need to bring any money to the event?

A:  Lost River Cave will be selling some fun reindeer-themed goodies. Items and pricing info will be determined soon. 

Q:  Is this an indoor or outdoor event?  What if the weather is bad?

A:  This is an outdoor event. At Lost River Cave we believe “there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” Be sure to dress accordingly (i.e. hats, gloves, umbrellas, rain jackets, coats, and warm shoes, if needed).  This event will take place rain, snow, or shine.

Q:  Why has Prancer been invited to Lost River Cave?

A:  Lost River Cave believes understanding your connection to the natural world begins with experiencing it.  The Reindeer Encounter is one of our favorite ways to introduce children to wildlife, like Prancer, in a fun and festive environment.

Thank You 2020 Sponsors!


December 5, 2020
December 6, 2020
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Lost River Cave
2818 Nashville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States
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270 393 0077