Tree lighting ushers in Christmas season at Old Baker Farm

By EMILY REED

Special to the Reporter

HARPERSVILLE – Old Baker Farm in Harpersville is hoping to begin a new Christmas tradition with families by hosting a debut Christmas tree lighting Dec. 9.

“We are part of people’s Christmas traditions with the tree farm,” said Leah Harry with Old Baker Farm. “We want people to come out and celebrate the true reason for the season, which is Jesus, and we look forward to people coming out and spending time with their families. We want to continue to grow with families as they continue their Christmas traditions, and the tree lighting will hopefully be an event everyone looks forward to each year.”

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with the Christmas tree lighting starting at 6 p.m. and a family Christmas movie beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The festivities will conclude at 9 p.m.

Admission is $5 for all ages, with children under the age of 2 free.

The event will include arts and crafts vendors, a Live Nativity put together by a local church, a choir singing Christmas carols, fire pits, a petting zoo, horse rides, a Christmas hayride and food vendors.

Harry said food vendors such as Rooski’s and Swamp Monster BBQ will be on site for families that would like to purchase dinner at the event, and there will also be a kettle corn vendor and a vendor selling “carnival” type food.

There will also be cider, hot cocoa and coffee, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be serving cookies at the event.

Harry said families need to bring blankets or chairs to watch the movie, and plan for an outdoor event.

“We want everyone to dress warmly,” Harry said. “We will have seating, but we don’t know how many people will come, so we want to make sure everyone has a seat to watch the movie.”

The farm is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until dark until Dec. 24 for those interested in purchasing and cutting their own Christmas tree.

For more information about the event, visit OldBakerFarm.com or follow the business on Facebook or Instagram.

Old Baker Farm is located at 184 Furrow Lane in Harpersville.