Christmas in the Valley at Bate’s Nut Farm


Christmas in the Valley at Bate’s Nut Farm is a fun 2 day event for the whole family.  Families can start a new Christmas tradition at Bates Nut Farm with the 4th annual “Christmas in the Valley”.  The event kicks off Friday evening, December 12th at 4:00.  The evening’s highlight will be the arrival of Santa by fire truck at 5:30.  There will be live entertainment, storytelling, Christmas carols and a Polar Express Hay Ride to visit Santa, all free of charge.  Enjoy Christmas shopping at Bates, Farmer’s Daughter, and with the vendors who will set up for the 2-day event.  With over 25 vendors there will be plenty of unique gifts for each person on your gift list!

Friday Highlights: 4:00 – 7:30 Gingerbread House crafts, 5:00 VCHS Marching Band, 5:30 Santa arrives by fire truck & Tree Lighting, 5:30 – 7:30 Polar Express Hayride to see Santa, 6:45 VCHS Choir and enjoy at 7:30 the Carolers.

Saturday you will not want to miss the arrival of Santa by HELICOPTER at 12:15!  Saturday there is a full line up of fun activities for children and adults alike.  beginning at 10:00 a.m. with gingerbread crafts and at 12:30 p.m. the gingerbread house contest winners will be announced.

Christmas in the Valley will be on Friday December 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday December 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION RULES One Gingerbread House per participant/group. Group entries are allowed. NO Gingerbread House kits are allowed in competition. All houses must be placed on a board base not exceeding 18×18”. We suggest using ½ or ¾ inch plywood as your base. Cardboard bases will not be accepted. Please include your name and Gingerbread House title on the bottom of the base. All Gingerbreads must be in the form of a house. No artificial interior materials, such as Styrofoam, are to be used to construct or decorate the house. All Gingerbreads must be 100% edible, except the base board. Non-edible decorations, like paint, ribbon, figurines, etc. may be used.

Bring your completed Gingerbread House and completed Registration Form, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 12th or 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13th.


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