Case-Barlow Farm hosts a month-long celebration of the holidays, including a barn tour of more than 50 decorated holiday trees, the perfect setting for family photos. The multi-week event will also feature adult and children’s teas and Santa visits. All proceeds will benefit Case-Barlow Farm for restoration and preservation of this Hudson landmark. A complete schedule is below.
Charles Dickens Tea Events for Adults – Dec. 2 and 3, from 2-5 p.m. Held in the historic farm house, these events feature tea, sandwiches, soup and dessert in a Victorian setting, complete with appearances by Charles Dickens, Queen Victoria and Tiny Tim. Participants will create a flower arrangement with fresh greens and a candle, perfect to take home for a holiday centerpiece. The cost is $50 per adult, and pre-registration at casebarlow.com is required.
Gingerbread Tea for Children – Dec. 4, from 2-5 p.m. For children ages 3 and up accompanied by an adult, the tea will feature hot cocoa, tea sandwiches, homemade macaroni and cheese, desserts, gingerbread cookies and an ornament to make and take home. Cost is $15 per child and $50 per adult. Pre-registration at casebarlow.com is required.
Tour of Trees Open Houses – Dec. 2, 9, 10, 16 and 17, 5-8 p.m. Bundle up and walk through the iconic CBF barn to see the magnificent display of more than 50 decorated trees. Cost is $10 for a family pass admitting up to four persons, available only at the door. Additional tickets are $3 each. There will be a fun scavenger hunt, music and performances. Treats and gifts available for purchase, and every child will receive a holiday building craft (while supplies last). Two of the open houses will feature adult beverages. Special events planned for each date. Visit casebarlow.com for more information.
Santa in the Barn – Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18, hours vary. A chance for children to visit with Santa and tell him their most important Christmas wishes. Each child will receive a complimentary cookie, hot cocoa and candy cane. This event is free, but pre-registration at www.casebarlow.com suggested. ∞