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Ice & snow in Lathrop for Holidays on the Farm
A worker at the Dell’Osso Family Farms is part of the crew working round the clock to get the snow ready on the Snowtube Mountain for the second annual Holidays on the Farm at Dell’Osso Family Farms from Nov. 26 to January 2. See additional photos on Page 3. - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin
LATHROP - It’s a tad Curry & Ives Christmas card and a lot of Tom Sawyer holiday adventure.

Holiday on the Farms opens Friday at 11 a.m. for its second season complete with two new attractions - an ice rink and a confidence rope course.

Dell’Osso Farms’ first season lured 35,000 people to take advantage of the only snow run in the Central Valley - Mt. Dell’Osso with its 300-foot-long run and 100-foot drop beneath a roof to protect snow tubers from inclement weather.

All attractions are open this year through Jan. 2 for a 38-day run. Last year snow tubing was available until March.

“Interest dropped off after the holidays,” Susan Dell’Osso said.

Ron and Susan Dell’Osso will have Santa on hand as well as authentic reindeer. There are also country-style gifts at the general store as well as fresh-cut Christmas trees. You can also go on the zip line or the rope confidence course.

But the real big attraction is the artificial snow. Ninety-minute snow tube sessions are $16.50 for on-line purchases and $17.50 for walk-ups. The snow play area - which is also covered is free.

Ice time is on a first come, first served basis with no time limit. There is a $12 charge for skating and use of skates on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for those 8 and older and $10 for those 7 and under. The Monday through Thursday rates are $2 less for each category. Those who have their own skates are being charged $2 less than stated rates.

The other major attraction is the 240 lighted displays and the 200-foot-long lighted tunnel that are parts of the Lights on the Farm.

You can take your car through the mile-long route Friday and Saturday for $12. The charge is $10 for Sunday through Thursday.

You can also see the lights on an open air tram or hay ride for $5 per person. The lights can also be viewed from the Dell’Osso Express for $3 per person.