THE countdown to Christmas is on and Ipswich kids have been enjoying a visit from some special guests.

Old McDonald's Travelling Farms have set up in the mall and until 2pm, you can pat some reindeer; one of which is just two weeks old.

Dash Crowson, 7, came into the CBD with his dad to pick up his photo with Santa but stopped for a pat.

"They're really cute," Dash said.

"For Christmas I've asked Santa for a big box of Lego."

 The travelling farm has also brought baby goats, chickens, ducks and a few tiny piglets along. 

Dash Crowson gets up close to a reindeer in the Ipswich Mall on Saturday.
Dash Crowson gets up close to a reindeer in the Ipswich Mall on Saturday. Rob Williams


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