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Christmas on the Farm

Saturday, December 7 | 10:00–4:00

Children's Craft: Paper Victorian Angel Ornament (11:00–3:00)

Santa is coming to Howell Farm…not in a sleigh, but on a steam tractor! Visit Howell Farm this Saturday for Christmas crafts, live music, farm animal visits, and an opportunity to stroll through a decorated historic farmhouse – before meeting Santa when he arrives at 12:30.

Stop by the visitor center to hear the Jugtown Mountain String Band play inside the barn...then find a spot around the craft table to recreate a paper Victorian angel ornament ($5 materials fee). Next walk up to the barnyard, where families can take selfies in the 1800s sleigh pulled by the horses on snowy days, and visit the blacksmith working in the farm’s forge. The farmhouse will be open for tours, decked out in all its Christmas finery.

Stop back at the visitor center for warm drinks, homemade cookies, lunch, and other light refreshments. While you're inside, be sure to check out the gift shop for unique gifts like Howell Farm honey, handmade straps of sleigh bells, forged items made by the farm’s own blacksmith, and other homemade items by the farm's sewing guild. Toys for Tots is also accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys to help bring joy to America's less fortunate children this holiday season.


    • 10:00–4:00 – Howell Farm hours
    • 10:30–3:00 – Jugtown Mountain String Band plays in the Visitor Center barn
    • 10:30–12:30 – Visit the farmhouse to see turn-of-the-century Christmas decorations in the parlor
    • 12:30–3:30 – Visit Santa in the farmhouse after he arrives by steam engine

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Dan Benson, Mercer County Executive

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