• WHAT: 4th annual Holiday on the Farms
• WHERE: Dell’Osso Farms Manthey Road & Interstate 5, Lathrop
• WHEN: Friday, Nov. 23, thru Saturday, Jan. 5, hours vary
• MORE INFO: Go to www.holidaysonthefarm.com
LATHROP — The forecast for Thanksgiving weekend in Lathrop: Icy conditions with snow.
That’s when Dell’Osso Farms rolls out is fourth edition of Holidays on the Farm.
The main attractions are snow tubing on Mt. Dell’Osso, ice skating, and a mile-long drive-thru light show featuring hundreds of holiday scenes.
The fun all starts on White Friday - the day after Thanksgiving.
Instead of frantically driving around searching for bargains are fighting the traffic to hit the ski slopes, Holidays on the Farms offers tubing on manmade snow daily during its 43-day run.
The tubing is $18.50 for a 90-minute session that starts every two hours. (There is a $1 discount for Mondays through Thursday until Dec. 13). An on-line reservation (www.holidaysonthefarm.com ) is advised as there are limited slots available for drop-in tubers.
Ice skating is also available. Friday through Sunday prices are $14 with skates for those 8 and older and $12 for those younger. It is $2 less on other days. Season passes are $47.
There’s a bunch of other free things to do whether it is browsing the general store where kids can tell Santa their Christmas wishes while sitting with him in an old-fashioned sleigh or taking photos of kids sticking their heads through Christmas artwork with the faces cut out.
Zip lines will be open at $6 a ride or two for $10. There is also a number of other attractions that are paid as well as free.
The 500 light scenes can be accessed by a hay ride that includes blankets at $5 per person, driving through it in a car on weekdays for $10 or weekends for $12 or via the Dell’Osso Express for $3 per person.
There are also selling Christmas trees.
The Holidays on the Farm runs from Friday, Nov. 23, through Saturday, Jan. 5. Hours vary.
— DENNIS WYATT
209 staff reporter