Hire Reindeer this Christmas!
November 1, 2018
Layla
Blog

Have you ever heard of a reindeer catwalk?! No.. neither have we, but we do have reindeer models for hire, at Urban Paws UK Animal Acting & Talent Agency.

Reindeer are spectacular animals to work with and are fast becoming one of the most popular animals in the modelling world. They are regularly used for fashion editorials as they are stunning, standing out with those big beautiful antlers. They are perfect for thick, winter clothing style, basically anything that warms you up on that cold winter night.

Here’s a little game, can you name all of Santa’s Reindeer?

Photo courtesy of Blithbury Reindeer Lodge

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, last but not least – Rudolph!

Did you know?

  • Donner & Blitzen were originally named Dunder & Blixem, these names originate from the Dutch words for Thunder and Lightning, which seems fitting since they are known for flying.

  • Some reindeer nose contains more blood vessels, to protect them from the cold. This could possibly be where “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” originated.

  • Males shed their antlers in winter, whilst females shed in the spring, meaning, Santa’s reindeer are in fact female!

Meet & Greet Live Reindeer

As well as reindeer being hired for film, TV, fashion & media projects, they even wow the crowds at meet and greets. They are regularly used for Santa’s Grotto at shopping centres, garden centres and corporate events. Reindeer are brilliant for large events as they are incredible, and will draw the attention of any passers-by.

Even theme parks are following the trend and booking reindeer to wow their guests. Along with the thrill and excitement of roller coasters, families can meet some reindeer and even interact with them.

One thing that you may have not thought about is weddings! Reindeer are a spectacular animal to add to your magical day, amazing your guests and helping to make it a day to remember.

Reindeer in Film & Television

Reindeer are incredibly popular in Christmas themed movies such as; Jingle All The Way, Miracle on 34th Street, Elf and The Santa Claus! This goes to show just how popular they are. Reindeer are a mystical animal, which really adds that Christmas magic, especially for children.

Image from Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

These unusual creatures are more popular than you might think, even starring in the BBC feature; Reindeer Family & Me.

Reindeer in Advertising

McDonald’s have recently started their latest campaign ready for the winter holidays. This involves a little girl preparing for her visit from Santa by saving her crunchy carrot stick from her trip to McDonald’s, for the Reindeer of course.

Following this campaign, a new hashtag has entered the social media world #reindeerready, which we love here at Urban Paws UK!

Stills from McDonald’s advert

Don’t forget reindeer aren’t just for Christmas, these animals can be booked all year round for a large range of roles.

Could our reindeer bring that Christmas sparkle to your next project? Click here to hire reindeer.

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