The weather outside may be frightful but it won’t stop snow tubers from hitting the slope at Dell’Osso Farms.
That’s because the tubing on manmade snow takes place under a roof with the added bonus of a moving walkway taking tubers back to the top of the slope after each run.
It’s just one attraction at the Holidays on the Farm that opens Saturday at 10 a.m. for the 2016 season.
All of the advance online reservations for snow tubing for this Saturday and Sunday are all sold-out. There are a handful of drop-by spaces during each 90-minute session that costs $20 per person still available.
Susan Dell’Osso said people dropping by at 10 a.m. can snag spaces for any time slot that is available on any given day.
There are no new attractions this year although they have added chemicals to make the ice harder to reduce the need for grooming as well as help it hold up better against the elements.
Santa — with a real white beard — will be at the country store through Christmas Eve minus the long lines that await kids at places like Bass Pro Shops.
The country store features local baked goods, jams, candy, and jellies as well as local craft items such as pottery, Christmas ornaments, and knick-knacks. A number of people who opt to make taking a hay ride through the Lights on the Farm with nearly 200 displays will stop by the country store to grab hot chocolate and fudge to take along for the ride.
While there aren’t any new attractions, Dell’Osso noted local bakers and sweet makers have come up with new concoctions for the holiday season. Her favorite new baked good is egg nog pound bread.
Holidays on the Farm located along Interstate 5 at the Manthey Roads exit south of the 120 Bypass is open daily through Jan. 2 except for Christmas Day.
For more information, go to www.holidaysonthe farm.com.
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