Make Some Holiday Memories Outdoors at Great Parks' Holidays on the Farm

You can meet Santa's reindeer, take part in curling, listen to carolers and take a wintry stroll down some festive trails.

click to enlarge Holidays on the Farm - Photo: Provided by Great Parks
Photo: Provided by Great Parks
Holidays on the Farm

Get ready to make magical holiday memories at Great Parks' Holidays on the Farm.

The parks department is bringing back its annual outdoor, wintertime event at Parky’s Farm starting Nov. 24. This year, expect more lights, Santa’s reindeer, a merry beer garden, food trucks and entertainment. And for the first time ever, guests will also be able to take part in the winter sport of curling, where teams slide stones down artificial ice toward a target zone.

“Our guests told us how much they enjoyed creating new holiday memories in the outdoor setting at Parky’s Farm, and we’re looking forward to adding new experiences this year,” Great Parks CEO Todd Palmeter said in a press release. “Holidays on the Farm is an opportunity to reconnect with the outdoors and escape the rush of the holiday season. This is exactly the kind of four-season friendly experience we are thrilled to offer our community.”

The festive Christmas Tree Garden Trail and the Wonder of the Woodlot Trail will be decked out in thousands of twinkling LED lights and illuminated displays, and kids will be able to take pony and wagon rides for a real rustic holiday experience. And when the chill in the air has you seeking warmth, you can snuggle up together around the open firepits while enjoying music from the Dickens Carolers.

Along with his reindeer, Santa will be joining in on all the fun and greeting everyone from Santaland, located just a few steps away from an interactive train display. Mrs. Claus will also be sharing stories on the porch of Santaland, and acoustic musicians will be performing in the Hayloft Barn. Outside, you can catch some holiday classics playing on a big screen while beloved characters bring cheer to guests across the farm. Great Parks will also be hosting nature education programs, equestrian programs and encounters with farm animals each evening.

Holidays on the Farm will be open from 5-9 p.m. on Fridays-Sundays from Nov. 24-Dec. 17 and 5-9 p.m. on Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 26-31. Admission is $12 per person in advance online or $15 at the door; kids 18 months and younger get in free. Great Parks will also have designated charity nights to support Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House and Cincinnati Animal CARE.

Parky’s Farm, 10073 Daly Road, Springfield Township. More info:

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