Bring the family for a magical and memorable experience – just like visiting the North Pole! Blackberry Farm is a winter wonderland amid thousands of twinkling lights, festive holiday decorations and happy holiday music. Take a ride on the Holiday Express train – a charming tour around scenic Lake Gregory – and enjoy a hay wagon ride, too. Back in the historic pioneer village, you’ll enjoy crafts, a reindeer food bar, story readings of holiday classics at the one-room schoolhouse, and a special visit with Santa!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Blackberry Farm this season for Holiday Express 2022! Click here to Purchase Ticket – Tickets are $8 each.

Holiday Express dates and hours:

Thursdays, December 1, 8, and 15: 5 to 8 p.m.
Fridays, December 9 and 16: 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, December 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18: 2 to 7 p.m.

Special Needs Night:

Friday, December 2: 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy all the fun of Holiday Express in a low-sensory environment. Pre-registration is required – tickets go on sale November 10 starting at 9 a.m. Sponsored by Quality Logo Products.

Deck the Streets of Blackberry!

Thank you to all our families, businesses, scout troops, clubs, and organizations who will help deck the streets of Blackberry in preparation for Holiday Express (and Santa!) in December. As a reminder, decorated trees are ‘due’ November 22. The application for 2022 is closed.

  • Holiday Express Activities
  • Holiday Express FAQs and Refund Policy
  • Holiday Express Activities

    Santa and his elves will be at Blackberry Farm each weekend, collecting children’s wish lists at the Early Streets Museum. There’s a sleigh full of other activities, including:

      • Gift Shop: Find antique vintage toys and stocking stuffers.
      • A Huntoon Christmas: Visit holiday displays and color a Holiday Express coloring book!
      • North Pole Oasis (Carriage Museum): Visit Santa Claus and pose for a picture! Be sure to let Santa know what presents you would like!
      • Candy Cane Village (Adventure Playground): Enjoy Blackberry’s beautifully lit playground (weather permitting).
      • North Pole Depot: All Aboard the Holiday Express Train!
      • Winter Sleigh Ride: Dash through the snow on a cozy wagon ride.
      • Little Elf Hobby Shoppe (Weaver’s Cabin): Create a bird feeder to keep birds fed throughout the winter.
      • Sugar Plum Playland: Explore the winter-themed sensory table. This attraction closes at dusk.
      • Gingerbread School House: Listen to classic holiday stories while keeping warm by our real wood burning stove.
      • Kringle’s Café: Stop by Santa’s favorite café for some delicious hot cocoa and treats.
      • Holiday Village (Early Streets Museum)Warm up with an indoor craft and great Christmas music. Stop by our Reindeer Food Bar and create a feed bag to put out on Christmas Eve.
    Holiday Express FAQs and Refund Policy

    Are Holiday Express tickets refundable?
    All ticket sales are final, refunds and ticket transfers are not available after purchase. Blackberry Farm is open rain, snow or shine and ticket holders are encouraged to dress for the weather. If Blackberry Farm cancels an event ticket holder will be issued a full refund. Ticket holders must provide proof of purchase to receive a refund.

    We have a schedule conflict can we use our tickets on a different day?
    Tickets are only valid for their date of purchase and cannot be transferred to any other day.

    Tickets are sold out; how can I get tickets to the event?
    Unfortunately, once an event is sold out we cannot add more tickets. We want to ensure our guests have a great experience at every event and staying within the set ticket limit for the event is an important aspect to that.

    Can I show my tickets on my phone or do they need to be printed?
    Tickets can be shown on a phone or printed. When showing your tickets on a phone please show the actual PDF, a screen shot cannot be scanned.

    Who do I need to purchase a ticket for?
    Everyone ages 1 and up must have a ticket for Holiday Express.

    Can I leave tickets at admissions for other people in our group?
    Will call is not available. If other guests in your party are meeting you after your arrival, please meet them at admissions with their tickets.

    How should we dress for Holiday Express?
    Guests will spend a lot of time outdoors at Holiday Express and we recommend dressing for the weather. If there is snow in the forecast, we recommend snow pants and boots.

    When does the train leave?
    The Holiday Express train ride runs continuously throughout the event and ticket holders do not have to reserve a time to get on the train. The train ride is approximately 8 minutes long.

    How many times can we ride the train?
    Ticket holders may ride the train as often as they like but must exit the train and get back in line to ride again.

    I have tickets for Hot Cocoa w/ Anna & Elsa or Storytime with the Grinch, can I attend Holiday Express as well?
    Yes, Holiday Express is included with the event ticket. You may arrive early or stay late depending on the time of your event. Please reference the hours of operation below to determine the best time to arrive.

    What time can we come to Holiday Express?
    You can arrive at any time during operating hours on the date your ticket is purchased for and will want to plan to spend about 1.5 – 2 hours at Blackberry farm. The best time to arrive to see the Holiday lights in full display is after 4 p.m.

    Hours of Operation:
    Thursday & Friday: 5 to 8 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday: 2 to 7 p.m.

    Is food available for purchase? Can we bring in our own food and drink?
    Yes, the concession is available offering a variety of snacks and drinks including hot chocolate. Guests may also bring in their own food and drink, alcohol is not permitted.