Christmas in the Country

by | Nov 17, 2021 | Attractions & Entertainment, Events

Old Homestead Farm in Rocky Point transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season.

Santa Claus is coming to the farm. For the fourth year in a row, the family at Old Homestead Farm is sharing the holiday spirit through their Christmas in the Country event.

This is a great opportunity to gather your loved ones into the car and take a short drive out into the country. Nestled between Burgaw and Wilmington, this charming family horse farm in Rocky Point transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season.

Light Show Christmas in The County

Old Homestead Farm feels like something right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The quaint drive-through light show, with its lovely landscaping of wide-open places, lights glistening off the lake and, of course, Santa’s village, is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. The radiant lights and displays vary a little each year, but they never stray from the original holiday motif.

The mile-long adventure is accompanied by classical holiday favorites that bring the scenery to life.

Carefully thought out and coordinated lights dance with the music playing conveniently from your own car radio. While enjoying the comfort and warmth of your car, you can sip on some hot cocoa that they sell on the premises.

Christmas in The County Light Show

This showstopper begins Thanksgiving night and continues into the new year, giving visitors ample time during the busy season to run out and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun. There’s no need to plan ahead or fuss with buying online tickets; just come out and buy a general admission ticket straight from the source.

They make it easy for you, accepting cash and major credit cards. For the small admission price of $25 per vehicle, you will spend 15 minutes driving through the landscaped light show.

The folks at Old Homestead Farm have made the course accessible for all types of vehicles, keeping everyone’s needs in mind. Restrooms and a concession stand are available on site.

Christmas in The County Rocky Point NC

Santa is featured at Christmas in the Country on a nightly basis; however, he will have to retire Christmas Eve to get some work done, naturally. Get that ugly Christmas sweater out and your best necklace made of sleigh bells for a family holiday photo opportunity with Santa. There is no extra fee to take the photos. You can take your own photos and edit them as you please and then, of course, distribute them to the masses!

Want to go?
Christmas in the Country
Old Homestead Farm, 438 Rocky Point Elementary School Road, Rocky Point
(910) 262-0246
$25 per carload
November 26 to January 1, Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday 5:30 to 10 pm

Photography by Laura Glantz

About the author

Ashley Hafer

Ashley Hafer

I am a new to coastal living here in North Carolina My family and I are transplants from Pennsylvania, home of the cheesesteak, Eagles’ Super Bowl champions and, of course, the Liberty Bell! I am a mother of two fabulous kids, ages 2 and 10, so you will always see me in workout clothing ready to sprint. We are soon to be adopting a Golden Retriever puppy named Rusty to add to our little family. I was formerly a notary for the state of Pennsylvania for close to a decade and was tired of the same four walls, concrete surroundings of the city and, of course, paperwork! At last, we set our sights on living near the beach, and there is no going back!