Riley’s Farm in Genola (way down southwest of Payson) has a fun, and very affordable Christmas activity. We love spending time on the local farms at Christmas time. Riley’s Family Christmas is perfect for spending a little quiet time on the farm for a date night or family night.
Riley’s Family Christmas has a wagon ride pulled by a tractor. The wagon ride passes by some lights while you listen to one of the family’s favorite Christmas stories. It shares a lovely message about caring for others. Our favorite part of the ride is the new light tunnel that you pass through. It was a fun addition this year.
After the wagon ride, make sure to say hello to the farm animals. Our boys enjoy talking to the animals and petting them if they are in the mood for it. We also like to take cute photos with the photo backdrops and props that they have around their farm.
Also new this year, Riley’s Family Christmas added a light show in their greenhouse. The lights are along the walls and ceiling and they are set to music. We had fun watching the lights dance back and forth. There are heaters inside, so it was nice to step inside and warm up for a minute. It would be fun to bring your donut and cider in here to enjoy and watch the lights at the same time.
Included in your admission ticket is a donut, so make sure to head into the barn to enjoy fresh, homemade donuts. We always like to buy hot cocoa or apple cider to go along with it. The cider is so appley and just perfect for warming you up after the chilly wagon ride. Inside the barn you will also find little crafts, other treats, and cute Christmas decor for purchase. We like to grab some fresh apples.
Riley’s Family Christmas is only $5/person or $25/immediate family. This is such a small admission fee, and it’s a little quieter activity. There aren’t any crowds, and we love the simple, farm atmosphere. More details on the dates and times on their website.
If you do make the drive down to Riley’s Farm, here are a few other adventures you can pair with the farm: