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Forecast calls for snow, ice in Lathrop
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Twin sisters Abby and Jaycie Johnson enjoyed the snow play in Lathrop las year. - photo by HIME ROMERO/File photo

The forecast for the last three weeks of December in Lathrop calls for snow and icy conditions.
That’s because Holidays on the Farm opens Saturday, Dec. 12, and runs through Saturday, Jan. 2.
The popular snow tubing hill already has hundreds of reservations as enthusiasts scramble to secure the coveted Saturday and Sunday times as well as on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Day, and New Year’s Eve.
The Dell’Osso Family Farm attraction costs $20 for 90 minutes of snow tubing. Thanks to a people mover the time to get back up the hill is reduced significantly allowing more runs.
There are walk-up tickets available but due to demand they are limited. That is why online ticket purchases and reservation for times is strongly recommended.
Last year Holidays on the Farm attracted 30,000 people.
The other main attractions are ice skating and Lights on the Farm. Northern California’s largest outdoor light show — 240 different displays and a 200-foot long lighted tunnel — can be seen be open-air hayride ($6 per person), train ($3.50 per person) or by car ($10 per car or truck and $20 for cars, limos and mini-buses. Ice skating is $12 for those 8 and up and $1- for those 7 and under as well as stroller skating that is offered the first two hours Monday through Thursday. It is $2 less if you use your own skates and $2 more on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
There are Christmas trees for sale as well as a country store and zip lines among other activities.
Dell’Osso Farm’s pumpkin maze in October drew more than 200,000 visitors.
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