Christmas on the Farm at Morningstar Farm is this Saturday

Christmas on the Farm event at Morningstar in Parksville on Saturday

Story time, craft tent, Calfe new this year for the annual event

It will be an old fashioned day at Christmas on the Farm this Saturday.

Christmas on the Farm at Morningstar Farm (403 Lowry’s Rd., Parksville) is Dec. 17 from

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission for the event is free.

For more information, visit www.cheeseworks.ca, call 250-954-3931 or email info@cheeseworks.ca.

There will be parking at Morningstar Golf Club with carolling wagon rides to the farm, said one of the organizers Ray Haynes.

“If they don’t sing,” he said. ” It doesn’t mean they have to walk.”

Haynes also said the wagons will be pulled by two tractors from the 1940s.

“The atmosphere is what we call old fashioned,” he said.

There will also be music throughout the day from a saxophone quartet, concert band and a choir from Courtenay.

New at Christmas on the Farm this year is story time and a craft tent for kids, as well as the Calfe. Haynes said the Calfe is a pop-up cafe that will be serving small items such as cheese sandwiches.

Along with the Calfe, there will be cocoa, popcorn, mulled wine tasting and a bonfire with marshmallows available to toast.

Haynes said there is one other element this year.

“We will have a mini stallion, a jet-black horse, with the most elaborate harnessing pulling a mini sleigh,” said Haynes, adding that small children will be able to go for a ride.

Haynes also said that people should dress warmly, come prepared with good footwear and gloves and their best Christmas spirit.

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