Dates: Nov 27, 2020 - Dec 23, 2020
For a memorable day, come on up and hop on our tractor-drawn wagon ride all decked out with Christmas music, lights and cheer! Things are different with Covid this year. Please read, even if you have done this with us every year! =)
YES! We are Covid compliant and still able to offer our wonderful Christmas Experience on GreenBluff. Get some free hot cocoa at front of HCO then take a 20-25 minute Christmas decorated tractor-drawn ride with jingly Christmas music from High Country Orchard across the bluff, through the trees and back for some Christmas magic and family fun. This includes hot cocoa, wagon ride and lunch!!
If you would like, disembark at a tree farm and cut down your perfect tree (Saturday, 12/19 will be last day U-Pick tree farms on GreenBluff are open) You can also disembark at the Sweet Stuff Creations candy factory, open 9:30-4:30 and then hop back on the next ride!! Walk around, enjoy the countryside. U-Pick trees are $35 for any size, any variety. Do bring tie downs for your tree! When ready, hop back on the next tractor ride back to HCO.
You will get dropped off at our private heated outdoor Christmas decorated awning area to enjoy a delicious lunch of our fresh hot soup (homemade tomato or potato chowder) in a sourdough bread bowl. Stay for a bit to browse our beautiful gift shop (10% off entire purchase day of ride with ticket)!! You an substitute for a Caesar salad if gluten-free or a cup of soup and half a grilled cheese sandwich. Kids get a hot dog or half grilled cheese with soup or full grilled cheese.
If you would like, go out front to have your family pictures taken with Santa in a fun setting with interactive photos with social distancing included.
Come spend a few hours in the country!! Entire experience without a tree takes about 1-1.5 hours. Experience with a tree takes 1.5-2. Do bring blankets to stay warm on trip and dress warmly for lunch around heaters and fires outside!
Yes, you can purchase just a Christmas tractor ride and lunch without the tree! This package is strictly for the ride and lunch and discount and fun! Tree is purchased directly at tree farm if desired.
Santa pictures are $8/person or $25/family and can be purchased directly at store or at our online store at www.highcountryorchard.com. Pictures sent via email with full copyright. You can also add more food and drinks to your order at our online store.
Looking forward to a great Christmas Day with you in the Country! Come happy and ready for some fun. It's been a long year for all. Let's be kind and make some great memories together!!
ONLY for morning 9-9:20am ride times please note: The tree farm opens at 10am so rides that leave at 9, 9:10 and 9:20 will go on our fun 20 minute country tractor ride past U-PIck tree farm, then return to HCO to eat or they can take you to a neighboring farm for pre-cut trees. You can then return to tree farm on your own to cut a tree! You can also choose to disembark at tree farm and wait the 15-20 minutes for it to open. Whatever you prefer!
When you arrive, you will be greeted with free hot cocoa and check in with the ticket lady! The Christmas wagon will pick you up right at store and take you out to one of the neighboring Christmas Tree Farms to pick out and purchase a U-Cut tree. We are at JD Ranch this year where any size and any kind of tree is $35! Carol along the way to the Christmas music on the ride. You can also disembark at the Sweet Stuff Creations Candy farm. If you aren't getting a tree or candy, just stay on the ride! For the tree-cutters, get your tree then hop on a return ride to HCO (tree and all!) and head down to our Christmas decorated awning area with heaters (it's heated but dress warm and bring a blanket!) to enjoy your included lunch at a table ready just for you and then browse our beautiful gift shop (10% off entire purchase day of ride with ticket)!!
While here, have your family pictures taken with Santa, who is at the store from 11-330 daily and spend the day in the country!! We have a set created to allow for social distancing while getting some super cute family pictures with Santa that look natural and fun! Santa pictures are $8/person or $25/family and can be purchased directly at store, online at our website or along with GCE tickets. Pictures sent via email with full copyright. Santa is outside and is wearing a mask under his beard (that you can't see) so your kids are welcome to come closer for a picture or stay way back, whatever you are most comfortable with.
Wagon rides hold a maximum of 8 people socially distanced due to COVID rules. If you have more than 8 in your family, purchase all the allowed tickets at the given time and then please send us a message and we will make sure to get you all together (you can pay for extra people upon arrival). Wagons are 12-18 feet long. If more than one family is on the same ride, families will be separated by over 6' with a Christmas decor and cheer in between so that all are socially distanced and so that masks will be optional per Governor Inslee's health guidelines.
Price: $15/adult $10/child (3-10) 2 & under free. Includes tractor drawn wagon ride, hot cocoa, lunch & 10% shopping discount. Lunch consists of a sourdough bread bowl full of either homemade tomato or potato soup. For kids it's half a grilled cheese with soup or a hot dog. Can substitute gluten free bread or Caesar salad if have allergies. Enjoy your hot lunch in the Warm Decorated Awning area ready just for your family and other GreenBluff Christmas Experience Guests! All will be socially distanced and kept warm with outdoor heaters. Blankets recommended for ride!