So many of my favorite memories as a child involve Christmas. Every year right after Thanksgiving, we would pick out a fresh Christmas tree and spend an afternoon decorating it to the sounds of Bing Crosby. Fresh baked cookies, a visit with Santa, a drive around the neighborhood to see the Christmas Lights, and binging on all of our favorite holiday movies brought us closer together during a season that is often wrought with busyness. I knew that when I had children, I wanted to make the season as magical and memorable as possible, so I took many of my own family’s traditions and weaved them into some new ones. This year, we added a visit to Tanaka Farms to our list of Christmas Traditions.
Consideration provided by Tanaka Farms
Sanrio Partners With Tanaka Farms
Earlier this Fall, Sanrio and Tanaka Farms initiated a year-long collaboration to bring families together over their love of these timeless characters. Sanrio’s mission to cultivate unique lifestyle experiences aligns with Tanaka Farms’ passion to teach families about the importance of healthy eating, sustainability, and responsible farming and agriculture.
Holiday “Sanrio Village” at Tanaka Farms
As part of this collaboration, Tanaka Farms will be transformed into an adorable Holiday Destination. Experiences include a Holiday Santa tractor tour, a hilltop “Sanrio Village,” crafts, and more. Photo opps throughout the farm include Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Chococat, My Melody and Pochacco.
The Holiday Wagon Tour runs weekends through December 17, 2017 and includes a tour guide, who leads guests through a seasonal exploration of the 30-acre farm and its history. Stops along the way offer families opportunities to taste the fresh winter vegetables currently growing on the farm including the seasonal fruit persimmon. Guests are then transported to the hilltop Sanrio Village for a visit with Santa (including a photo) additional Sanrio-inspired photo opps. The approximately one-hour wagon tour concludes at the Tanaka Farm’s Holiday Market Stand.
Christmas Trees at Tanaka Farms
Visit Tanaka Farms this season to pick up a fresh Christmas tree. Christmas Trees are shipped to the farm from Oregon immediately after cutting, and upon arrival, are given a fresh cut and put in water. Before you take your tree home, it will receive another fresh cut, wrapped in netting, and loaded onto your vehicle free of charge. Trees come in a variety of sizes from under 3-foot to 14-foot trees. Douglas Fir Trees are priced at $10 to $15 per foot, Grand Fir Trees are priced at $15 to $25 per foot, and Noble Fir / Nordman Trees are priced at $20 to $40 per foot.
Tickets, Pricing, Parking and More
Admission includes the Holiday Wagon Tour and costs $18 per person (infants 2 and under free). Each paying guest will receive a limited edition Sanrio button and holiday crown. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online at TanakaFarms.com.
The Market Stand offers a variety of seasonal decor and home items including limited edition t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, and totes.
Do you want to give back this season? Bring in a canned food item and you will receive a free mini Hello Kitty storybook. All canned food items will be donated to South County Outreach.
Sanrio will continue its collaboration with Tanaka Farms in 2018 with strawberry picking and a melon celebration. Learn more by visiting TanakaFarms.com.