By Lauren Wong
This story was original posted on Escape With Vagary.
Open to the public Nov. 24 – Dec. 31, Schnepf Farms brings back their Christmas event in Queen Creek. For the third year, Schnepf Farms has partnered with World of Illumination, the producer of the largest drive-through lights show in the world, turning their 25-acres into a winter wonderland.
Featuring activities for all ages, it makes the perfect outing for the whole family. This year there will be a brand-new four-lane Sleigh Bell Slide, a ferris wheel, pine-cone decorating station, snow-globe mini golf, and a historic Christmas carousel. Santa’s workshop has a new look so take a seat in one of the desks and get your letter to him ready to mail! If you’re an animal lover, hop on the hayride that takes you over to feed all of Santa’s reindeer, or if you’re looking to get active, try out your skills on the world’s largest Christmas-themed obstacle course. As you make your way around the farm trying out all their activities, shop along the promenade. When you need a rest, take a seat on your own haystack and enjoy some beloved Christmas movies.
The fest is full of food and drink options. For guests 21 and up, there’s a beer and wine garden topped with some festively decorated wine bottles. As the night progresses and the sun falls farther below the horizon, warm up at one of their campfires. To satisfy your sweet-tooth, add a s’mores kit onto your general admission ticket.
Travel through Santa’s magic portal! Hop aboard their Illumination Express train ride as it takes you through an RGB LED tunnel. Make your way around the farm as the path lights up the night sky with festive, twinkling lights.
Open nightly, including the holidays, general admission tickets begin at $10 for guests visiting at 7:30, and $15 for 5:30 p.m. Add ons are available for the Illumination Express and obstacle course. Buying your tickets online, ahead of time, will save you some money at the door.
For more information check out Schnepf Farm’s website.