Adrienne Thomson

Fun, free and on the farm at Christmas

Morningstar Farm just outside Parksville invites you to a fun and free event Dec. 20

If you are finding the Christmas season a little chaotic, you might want to consider an escape to Morningstar Farm where there will be carolling, wagon rides and lots of yummy treats.

Morningstar Farm head caroller Ray Haynes said the 9th annual Christmas on the Farm event is a customer appreciation day open to the public.

Haynes said it’s a way for the farm to pay gratitude to their many customers in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.

“It’s a genuine, restful Christmas event,” said Haynes, encouraging everyone to come out for a day of relaxation during the hectic holiday season.

There will be baked goods and treats, carol wagon rides, a marshmallow roast, a manger scene, photo opportunities, farm animals, a food truck (AJ’s Island Grill) and of course tasty samples galore from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery.

Meanwhile, there will be live music all day long including performances by: Second Wind, the Parksville and District Concert Band Ensemble, the youth choir from the Parksville Baptist Church; and solo acts by Rosalee Sullivan, Maureen O’Hern, Bev Finch and Joanne Chase.

The entire event is free of charge.

“It’s our gift to the community,” said Haynes.

People can park at the Morningstar Golf Course next door and enjoy a complimentary wagon ride to the farm and back. The Christmas on the Farm event will take place Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information contact 250-954-3931.

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