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Brantwood Farms celebrates the holidays with annual Christmas event

ChristmasBrantwood Farms celebrates the holidays with annual Christmas event

Brantwood Farms hosted its fourth annual Christmas on the Farm event, giving community members and out of town visitors, the opportunity for a jolly family outing.

The annual event was held over two weekends, starting on Saturday, December 2, and ending on Sunday, December 10, 2022

For $12, guests aged two and up, got access to a variety of festive experiences on the farm.

“We got very lucky to have Santa stop by the farm again,” said Andrew Pate, Santa’s trusted helper. “People can come out and visit Santa, do some ornament crafts in the barn, or sit and hangout by the bonfires to enjoy some hot chocolate.”

Jessica Hall, Gina Chiarelli, Oaklyn Hall-Gould, Shona Hall and Larissa Gould pose for a family photo with Santa Claus during the Christmas on the Farm event on Sunday, December 10, 2023.

While the farm is best known for its Fall Festival, many families were sure to stop by and enjoy the holiday activities.

“This year’s Christmas on the Farm has been great and we’ve had lots of people come by over the two weekends,” said Pate. “For some of them, it’s really become a family tradition for them. We’ve been doing this for four years now and it’s been fun to see people come back every year. Some of these kids were one when they first started coming out here, and now they’re five, so it’s pretty cool to see that.”

Families take advantage of the nice weather to have some fun on large tricycles during the Christmas on the Farm event on Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Families were quick to line up and wait their turn for a chance to snap a photo, and share their wishlist with Santa. Some youngsters asked for toys like YoYos and basketballs, while others asked for remote control cars and the like.

Outside of Santa’s cozy barn, the snack-shack sat adjacent to the bonfires selling hot chocolate and apple cider, as well as a variety of baked goods.

 Inside of the craft barn, children and their parents got to make Christmas ornaments made from pieces of wood, jewels, and festive pom-poms. As the kids waited for the glue to dry, many visited the farm animals just outside.

Trista and her youngsters, Lennon, Ellis and Jonah, take their time making holiday ornaments during the Christmas on the Farm event on Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Others took advantage of the mild weather to play on the large tricycles and haystacks or jump on the large inflatable pillow.

The Hall family, who just moved from Burlington to Brantford, were one of the many visitors who attended the farm this year.

“We haven’t been here long, but we’ve already taken a ride on the bikes, and we checked out the cute little farm animals too,” laughed Gina Chiarelli. “We just saw Santa and it was so cute to see Oaklyn and him have a little moment, it’s just been great!”

Youngsters take advantage of the nice weather to jump and play on a large inflatable pillow during the Christmas on the Farm event on Sunday, December 10, 2023.

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