Start the holiday season off with a fantastic Christmas Hayride at Allaire Community Farm
The Christmas season is about giving, spending time with family and friends, enjoying all the magic that each and every day leading up to the big birthday brings to each and every one.
One fantastic way to kickoff and then enjoy the Christmas season is by heading to Allaire Community Farm in Wall Township where there's Christmas music, decorations and to top it off -- a Christmas themed hayride through the farm.
"We're calling it the 'Christmas Light Spectacular' and what we're doing is opening up the farm -- we have 25-acres -- we've partnered with a professional lighting company and we're lighting the entire farm and we're taking a hayride throughout the farms," JoAnn Burney, Allaire Community Farm Co-Founder/Executive Director tells Townsquare Media News.
You do have to sign-up before heading there for this Christmas Spectacular so the farm isn't overcrowded and cars are blocking the road.
To do so, you can head to there website where they have information on an Event Brite page where you can make your reservations and get your tickets.
"There's a fire pit going when you arrive, Christmas music playing, there's a beautiful huge wreath (where) we're having pictures taken so you can get your picture taken -- a little keepsake," Burney said.
The journey beings by going through their indoor market and check-in, plus take a look at all the Christmas decorations and the tree.
"Once you're checked in, you'll head outside to what we call the 'bullpen waiting area' where we have a large screen TV playing Christmas videos, you'll mount the hayride where music is playing and then you'll take off for a light spectacular and it's about a 20-minute hayride," Burney said. "People just love it, lots of times the animals also come out to say hi and visit and it's a great fundraiser for the farm. We're also selling things that we make at the farm, so our poinsettias will be available after Thanksgiving. Our wreaths that we make -- we have gnome wreaths and we have Christmas swags -- and we have some gifts that are made by our HOPE program, that's our aged out special needs program. We have a farm calendar of all of our animals as stocking stuffers."
The money raised through the fundraiser helps the farm support and take care of the animals living on the property during the winter months.
"We thought it would be a nice thing after what the world has been through and is still going through to just kind of have an old fashioned safe Christmas outdoors with fresh air," Burney said. "We're really excited about it and we're hoping that it becomes a tradition, that it's something that people do every year."
One night one, Burney said that they had about 150 people there for the event.
You can learn more about the Christmas Spectacular and what Allaire Community Farm in Wall Township does throughout the year as well in the latest episode of 'Eyes on The Jersey Shore'.