The holidays have arrived at Fair Oaks Farms, and what a season it is shaping up to be. The activities and experiences on offer here will delight everyone in the family.
The arrival of the annual gift-giving celebrations reminds us all that giving truly is a lot more fun than receiving, especially to people who don’t have much to look forward to at this time of year. Fair Oaks Farms will be a drop-off point for Toys for Tots and the Newton County Food Pantry the first two weeks in November. As a thank-you for dropped off new, unwrapped toys or non-perishable food items, you’ll receive $6 off a one-day Adventure Admission, making the holidays happy for everyone.
Come lift your spirits in the Forest of Lights, when the nature trail transforms into a mile-long miracle of changing scenes and colorful interactive displays. Dress warmly, bring your friends and be prepared for photo ops that will preserve your memories of this immersive experience for years to come.
Along the way stop at a bonfire to make a s’more or visit at a station where you can purchase a warm drink or an adult beverage. The magic begins on Nov. 18, and the lights will shine until New Year’s Day.
For an unforgettable dining experience, book an outdoor Farmhouse Igloo — a private restaurant experience in a cozy, heated structure where you and your companions can enjoy cocktails and dinner while you look out into the decorated Farmhouse backyard.
New this year at the Farms is an outdoor ice-skating rink with a 135-foot-long ice slide that will be open from Nov. 18 to March 5. Not a skater yourself? Stay warm as you watch the action from the Ice Dome, where you can also partake of snacks and beverages, open Thursdays, Friday & Saturday and Sundays only.
Plan to do some of your shopping here at the Market. Fill the stockings of your loved ones with locally sourced jams, jellies and honey. Purchase lovingly crafted gift items and holiday décor from Nov. 18 to Jan. 1.
As the pace picks up during this busy season, why not give yourself your own little holiday by letting Fair Oaks Farms provide your Thanksgiving dinner? The menu includes all of your traditional favorites — turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed baby carrots, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.
Create a family tradition your children will never forget when you book Stories and Stars With Santa, ideal for 8 years and under. They’ll be able to tell the Jolly Old Elf what they’d like to have for Christmas and have their picture taken with him, but that’s not all. They’ll get to have hot cocoa and treats before they take a thrilling ride with him through the Forest of Lights.
When the winter break from school begins to drag, children ages 9 to 12 can get a breather at the Magical Winter Break Day Camp. Here kids will enjoy experiments such as potion-making with candles and planting their own small herb garden as well as other activities, recreation and lunch.
Adults will enjoy November soy-candle workshops, where they will make their own candles and pair them with their favorite scents from among some 20 choices. This is the perfect opportunity to create hand-made gifts for stashing away and giving later on.
Or really get away from it all with a Forest of Lights Adventure Package that includes a stay at the Fairfield by Marriott on the premises, all-day passes to the Dairy Adventure, the Pig Adventure and WinField Crop Adventure, and passes to the Forest of Lights.