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The Reindeer Dash 1-mile run/walk is the kick-off event for Home for the Holidays.  The course will commence and conclude at the corner of Dartmouth Ave. & Park Ave.


Race day registration and check-in will open on Saturday, December 3 at 11:45 am. The race will start at 12:30 pm.

$25 each for adults 21+ years

$12 for under 21 (6-20 years)

Under 5 years free.

​Race participants +21 will receive a pint class & coupon for a drink at Ship Bottom Brewery!

Registration is OPEN NOW!



Dressing up in any winter holiday gear/apparel is 100% encouraged and prizes will be awarded to the best costume!

If you're a hardcore running enthusiast, don't worry...the race will be professionally timed by Bryn Mawr Running Company!

Home for the Holidays is supported by these generous local businesses.

Premier Event Sponsor

Home for the Holidays is Swarthmore’s annual holiday tradition featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, a visit from Santa Claus and fire truck parade, a traditional Klezmer band, strolling singers from Media Chamber Chorale, Strath Haven High School Silvertones, and Wesley AME Choir, The Nutcracker Ballet, activites and performances at the Park Ave Community (PAC) Center, and so much more! Home for the Holidays will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3. 

The day will also feature the Reindeer Dash 1-mile run/walk through the streets of Swarthmore at 12:00 pm on December 3. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater or come dressed up as a snowflake, snowman, elf, or more! The more creative, the better - costume prizes will be awarded to the best dress individuals and groups.

Photo by Andy Shelter Photography.

We are pleased to offer advance ticket sales for the Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, which start and end in front of the former Bryn Mawr Trust bank (330 Dartmouth Ave.) are provided by Philadelphia Trolley & Carriage Company. 

Information on reservations is coming soon. 


Each carriage holds a total of 6 passengers.  Small children and babies are counted towards a carriage's capacity - even if seated in a lap. No exceptions will be made by Philadelphia Trolley & Carriage Company.  


Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation.  Latecomers will only be served if time and availability permits. No refunds or cancellations.  


TICKETS FOR 2022 CARRIAGE RIDES ARE SOLD OUT. 

UPDATE: Reindeer Dash is delayed due to the World Cup USA vs. Netherlands game at 10:00. Race registration is at 11:45, race start at 12:30.

Carriage Rides Sponsor

Horse-drawn carriage rides

Reindeer Dash Sponsor

​​​Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022

 REINDEER Dash 1-Mile Run/walk