Christmas on the Farm returns to Traders Point Creamery for the 14th year, bringing families back to the 150-acre property in Zionsville to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas and interactive family time.

The ticketed event is Dec. 3 and will sell out quickly.

“We have time slots available to purchase tickets and when guests arrive, they check in at the historic 1800’s red barn,” Executive General Manager Lisa Caress said. “This is the same barn we use for weddings and corporate events. It’s a big, wide-open space and the decorations are really beautiful.”

Inside the barn, families can visit Santa, sitting in a vintage, red velvet chair with a nearby red velvet couch to accommodate a family photo. Mrs. Claus will be in attendance too.

Visit the Jingle Bell Café to enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls from the Traders Point kitchen, and their own Traders Creamery eggnog and spiked eggnog. Children can grab a cup of hot chocolate, also made from milk produced on the farm. Café items are available for purchase.

“We have our Christmas craft tables set up with a different craft each year, an area to write Santa a letter and a large cookie decorating station,” Caress said. “Outside, there’s a large bon fire and hayrides that travel throughout the property.”

Musician Steve Quinn will return to greet guests and play holiday favorites in the barn and special photo opportunities highlight the beauty of the farm and the Christmas season.

“It’s just a really fun day and we get a lot of families that have visited year after year,” Caress said. "I’ve seen parents bring their high school students back because they’ve had this traditional photo taken for the past 13 years and they’re going to get one more."

Reservations at The Loft restaurant will be available and many choose to enjoy the Christmas on the Farm events and end the evening with a farm-to-table meal.

Even Santa comes in for dinner and sits in front of the 16-foot Christmas tree.

“We take a lot of large party reservations on this day and generations of families come to spend time together,” Caress said. “It’s neat to see the grandparents and parents and children all jumping in and interacting with each other at the various events.”

The farm store will be open for those who want to take some chocolate milk, eggnog, organic cheese or specialty gift basket home and Watts Christmas Tree Farm will be on the property for 12 days with natural trees for sale.

Most of all, Caress and all of the staff at Traders Point Creamery hope families have the opportunity to shut everything off for a time and enjoy the quiet and beautiful scenery on the farm.

“The trees are decorated really pretty and classic and, when you think about the backdrop of the barns and the farm set on the top of a hill, it’s just beautiful,” Caress said. “We have some new lighting installations you may notice that are lit up way up in the trees, and even down to the fireplace in the private event space, The Roost, there are classic pomegranates and live greenery.”

Christmas on the Farm is just one of the many events offered at Traders Point Creamery.

If Dec. 3 is booked, guests can always participate in their inaugural Champagne dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1. Chef Jon Warner puts together a special menu and visitors can enjoy the natural old-world decor and environment at the farm. Tickets are $150 per person or $275 per couple.

At 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, the annual Champagne tasting event with Elizabeth Morse and Michael Pascal will invite guests to sample wines from around the world and purchase their favorite at a discounted price. Tickets are $75 per person.

“I think so many people are now looking for experiences over monetary things, especially our younger generation,” Caress said. “We have so many events planned next year that will do just that.”

Tickets for Christmas on the Farm are $23 per person. Traders Point Creamery is at 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville. For more information, visit the website at https://www.traderspointcreamery.com.

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