Families arriving at Sleepy Eye Medical Center for Santa’s Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 4 were greeted outside by these two young reindeer.

Families arriving at Sleepy Eye Medical Center for Santa’s Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 4 were greeted outside by these two young reindeer — friends of Santa and Rudolph, according to their handlers. These are eight month old male reindeer, named Topper and Mace and currently reside on a Lake Crystal farm, part of the Crystal Collection Reindeer herd. Maybe when they get older they’ll get a job with Santa Claus, who stopped to say hello before heading into SEMC to visit with children. Other festive activities at Santa’s Workshop included holiday crafts and cookie decorating. Pictured with Topper and Mace is Bev Herda of Crystal Collection Reindeer.