A young visitor enjoys feeding the goats at last year’s Christmas in the Country event at Tiger Lily Farm. This year will see the riding arena decorated as a winter wonderland and a tractor-drawn hay ride for everyone to enjoy.

A young visitor enjoys feeding the goats at last year’s Christmas in the Country event at Tiger Lily Farm. This year will see the riding arena decorated as a winter wonderland and a tractor-drawn hay ride for everyone to enjoy.

Christmas fun in the country Dec. 23-24

Activities at annual Tiger Lily Farm event under cover so visitors can stay dry

Tiger Lily Farm in Errington is inviting everyone to get outside and join them for a little seasonal fun at their annual Christmas in the Country.

“It’s a fun family thing to do,” said Joan Mercer, co-owner of Tiger Lily Farm.

As always, Mercer said visitors will be able to get up-close and personal with the llamas, donkeys, sheep, goats and bunnies living in the barn. The animals will also be part of a “live” Nativity Scene, in which everyone can take part. There will even be dress-up clothes supplied by the farm.

Also in the barn will be a craft table where visitors can make door swags, which Mercer describes as a straight and long decoration made from cedar boughs, ribbon and other Christmas baubles. “Families can do it together,” she said.

Once finished at the barn, visitors can take a tractor-drawn hay ride (as opposed to the pony-drawn wagon last year) down to the covered riding arena. Mercer said the arena will be decorated as a Winter Wonderland using Christmas trees and lights. Santa, who normally has everyone visit him at his seat in the woods, will also be there. Mercer explains that the move had to happen this year because the ground is so wet.

In the Winter Wonderland, there will be pony rides for the kids as well as some homemade cookies, apple cider and hot chocolate for everyone to enjoy.

According to a news release from the farm, the gift shop will also be open for those last-minute gifts of cowboy boots and hats or farm animal and horse trinkets. Christmas in the Country will take place Dec. 23-24 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is $5.25 per person, which includes all activities. Children under two years of age get in free. Rain won’t be an issue since everything is under cover, but the staff remind visitors to dress warmly.