Looking for an adventure this Holiday season?
Come enjoy a “Country” Christmas on the farm at The Rock Ranch. This 1,500-acre working cattle ranch is located in Upson County, GA, an hour from Atlanta, Columbus, and Macon. Guests are invited to experience more than one mile of magical Christmas lights.
In December, there are multiple Christmas themed offerings including Wagon Rides through the lights, Breakfast with Santa or the Grinch, Christmas Express Train Rides, and Santa’s Workshop.
Country Christmas Nights
You’re invited to enjoy Country Christmas Nights at The Rock Ranch. A general admission ticket ($8) provides guests the opportunity to ride through the beautiful Christmas lights on tractor-pulled, covered wagons.
You’ll be dropped off at the Christmas Café where you may purchase dinner from a variety of homecooked options that include soups, salads, and Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches.
Shopping is available at The Christmas Country Store and admission includes a visit with Santa, so bring your cameras! A limited number of general admission/wagon ride tickets are sold per hour time slot. Time slots do sell out and should be purchased online in advance.
These special nights also allow guests to enhance their visit with rides through lights on the Christmas Express Train* (add $8) and ornament making, cookie decorating and craft activities in Santa’s Workshop* (add $12).
Available Dates: Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Seats are limited for the Christmas Express Train. Children age two and younger are free if they ride in a parent’s lap.
Breakfast with Santa
The perfect way to start a day during the Christmas Season is Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 7 and 14. New this year, families with children (especially big kids that are too cool for Santa), can enjoy a unique breakfast with the Grinch on December 21.
The breakfasts will be plentiful with delicious items such as scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, and more. Please note that this is a family-style breakfast with 8 chairs per table.
Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 11:00 a.m. When these slots sell out, a second timeslot for each date, 11:30 a.m., will be opened featuring the same menu (breakfast food for lunch).
Reservations are required for this event as space is limited. Children age two and younger are free if sitting in a highchair or sharing a seat and meal with a parent. Each breakfast experience will provide a meal, personal visit and photo time with Santa or the Grinch plus games and a tractor-pulled wagon ride after breakfast. So don’t forget to bring your cameras!
Additionally, Santa’s Workshop craft activities will be available as an add-on during Breakfast with Santa ($12). Tickets are purchased in advance, online.
Drive-Through Christmas Lights Nights
Experience a simple Country Christmas on the farm with more than one mile of holiday lights and decorations on Drive-Through Christmas Lights Nights. On select nights, guests can enjoy the lights from the comfort of their vehicles. New this year, guests driving through will have the option of stopping at Truett’s Barn to shop at The Christmas Country Store and find yummy treats at the Christmas Café.
Tickets are available for purchase Nov. 28 and 29, Dec. 1 to 5, Dec. 8 to 12, Dec. 15 to 18, Dec. 22 and 24 for $10 per personal vehicle and $20 per bus. The lights will be available on a monetary donation basis Dec. 25.
What to Know If You Go:
Admission: Tickets for any of the Christmas offerings can be purchased at www.therockranch.ticketleap.com. Please note that The Rock Ranch does not offer refunds or rainchecks.
Overnight accommodations: A limited number of beautifully renovated Farm Stay Houses are available as well as the unique opportunity to sleep pioneer-style in Conestoga wagons. For details, click here.
For more details, times, and frequently asked questions visit TheRockRanch.com or on social media @TheRockRanch, or call (706) 647-6374.
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