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The old adage of "over the hill to Grandmother's house we go" may be just a song for city-dwellers in the greater Raleigh metro area -- but just outside the city, in Johnston County many farm experiences await for the holiday season. With so many new residents making the Triangle their home, what lies beyond the tall buildings and traffic jams are farms with local holiday foods, beverages, Christmas trees, and one-of-a-kind gifts.
Most exciting to children this time of year are Christmas Light Shows and here's a couple at area farms in the Triangle:
Nov. 20 – Dec. 31, 2015, Benson
The farming community of Meadow celebrates the season with a sparkling holiday display with more than 30 acres of lights. Your family will also enjoy the old-fashioned candy store, train rides, carousel rides and time with Santa.
Lights on the Neuse
Nov. 27 – 28, Dec. 4 – 6, 11 – 13, 17 – 24, 2015, Clayton
Boyette Farms creates old-fashioned family fun with its holiday light park, which visitors experience by tractor-pulled hayride. The merriment continues at the Christmas Barn, where Rudolph, Santa and a winter wonderland await. Candy, cocoa and s’mores from Santa’s Sweet Shoppe round out a festive evening.