Nothing rings in the Holiday Season better than a well-done Christmas Event. And we appreciate the places like the 123 Farm’s Christmas Lights Festival in Cherry Valley, ca, that go all out to make something special for families to enjoy. Predominantly known for its lavender fields, 123 Farm is located on Highland Springs Ranch and Inn. Throughout the year, they host five different festivals. For Christmas, they blanket their property with over 1,000,000 white lights. Creating quite a few jaw-dropping spots for photos on a property that’s fun to explore with friends during the holidays.
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123 Farm Christmas Nights Visiting Information
- 10600 Highland Springs Ave, Beaumont, CA 92223
- Nov 4 – Jan 8 from 5 -10 pm
- Closed Tuesdays (except 12/10), Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
- Dates and hours of operations may change. We recommend calling them beforehand to confirm their business hours.
- Book tickets online. Tickets are available at the door for $10 more per person.
- Ticket prices vary by day.
- Adult (Age 18-64: $10-22 plus $2 fee
- Child (Age 6-12): $6-15 plus $2 fee
- Senior (Age 65+): $8-18 plus $2 fee
- Student (Age 13-17): $9-18 plus $2 fee
- General parking is $10 plus a $2 online fee.
- Preferred parking $25 plus a $2 online fee.
- We purchased our parking at the gate for $10.
- There are free street parking available but you may have to park far if it’s busy.
- Stroll around and view the 1 million lights displayed on the property.
- Take photos with Santa (Nov 19-20, 25-27. Dec 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 19-23).
- Scavenger Hunt – Free and available at the front desk.
- Mini Holiday Maze – Free and located between Elvesville and Lifesize Gingerbread House.
- Christmas Village – purchase hot chocolate, cocktails, churros and coffee.
- Best photo ops: gingerbread house (area 3), willow tree (area 7), lavender fields (area 8), olive grove (area 13)
- Time spent:
- 1 ½ hours
- Check the weather before you go. The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended. Recommend closed toe shoes.
- What we packed:
- Thick jackets, bug repellant, Sud2go cap, dinner, snacks, veggie, fruits, and water.
- Places to eat:
- 123 Farm Eatery: soups, sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, pizza and desserts. Food price range from $3-18.
- Pet allowed:
- Stroller friendly:
- Yes, but uneven grounds and lots of wood chips.
- Yes, flushable toilets.
- What we observed:
- This is a great place to visit if you plan to be in the area or add this with a visit to Oak Glen.
- Ways to save money:
- Packing your own food and snacks.
- Recommended itinerary:
- Snowline Orchard for apple cider donuts
- Los Rios Ranch for apple picking (Aug-Dec but check their website for availability)
- Oak Mountain Tree for mountain slide
- 123 Farms for Christmas Nights (Early Nov-Early Jan)
- Future events:
- Sourdough Festival Feb-Mar
- Sheep Shearing Festival Mar-April
- Lavender Festival May-July
- Lavender Nights Sept-Oct
- Christmas Nights Nov-Jan
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What We Said In Our 123 Farm Christmas Nights Video
We think it’s best to start in the central area under the giant trees when you arrive. The spot has a handful of food options and seating to relax. There you’ll find the rentable s’more pits that can be reserved online for 50 minutes and include supplies for up to 6 guests.
Three of our favorite photo opportunities also encircle that area. Our favorite is the Large Willow Tree light decoration, which is beautiful to see in person and great for photos. Another one would be the completely lit-up lavender field near the property’s front. It’s an awe-inspiring site, and the large open space has a magical feel to it. The third spot is on the way bright white Santa sign, where you’ll come upon a couch, table, and chandelier perfectly set up for a photo inside the rows of olive trees.
Exploring out past the willow tree will bring you into more kids-friendly areas like the Christmas Village, where you’ll find a handful of Christmas-themed shops and a life-sized gingerbread house. That area also has a gorgeous arched hallway covered in lights that you won’t want to miss, and the kids will enjoy looking for elves in ELVESVILLE and searching for the exit in the pallet maze.
While we didn’t check out the inside of many of the buildings, we did visit the hotel entrance and lobby, which is completely decked out for the holidays their eatery has a full menu and alcoholic drinks if you’re looking for additional food options outside of the main areas.
Our group had a great time, and we’re sure the Holiday cheer will only increase as we get closer to Christmas.
Similar Options That Might Interest You
If you are interested in other popular Christmas events around California, here are a couple more of our favorites.
Greenspot Christmas Tree Farm (Mentone, CA)
Santa Village – Lake Arrowhead, CA
Live Oak Christmas Tree Farm (Redland, CA)
LA Zoo Lights (LA, CA) (Youtube)
LightScape Holiday Event LA County (YouTube)
Wildlights Holiday Event Riverside County (YouTube)
Hopefully, we’ll see you again soon to help you find more family-friendly things to do around California.
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