If you’ve been a Kidding Around reader for any length of time, you’ve likely seen some of our coverage of Hidden Pastures Unicorn Farm in Fountain Inn, SC. While the farm is open year-round with varying hours, you don’t want to miss Yuletide Unicorn & Night Lights Festival. With Christmas celebrations leading up to New Year’s Day, you and your child are bound to make memories together during a visit to Hidden Pastures.
Be sure to read our entire review of Hidden Pastures Unicorn Farm.
Yuletide Unicorn & Night Lights Festival
After all of the rain we’ve had lately, we were ready to get out of the house at the first break of sunshine (despite the bite of cold air). We bundled up ourselves and our daughter and made our way to Hidden Pastures Unicorn Farm. Owner Kate greeted us with smiles and gave us a rundown of the history and what to expect once we walked through the entrance barn doors. As soon as we were done talking with Kate, our daughter took off.
My favorite part of the entire visit? The free-range animals that roam the grounds. Everywhere you turn, there’s either a friendly goat, eager chicken, adorable calf, or magical unicorn ready to greet you (and likely waiting for some snacks to gently eat out of your hand).
There are plenty of outdoor toys for your child to enjoy. There are see-saws, rocking horses, bouncing horses, a tiny toddler playhouse, slides, swings, and a giant inflatable bounce house with a slide.
But the best part about this time of year? The Christmas decorations, Santa, hot chocolate, live music (select days only), Christmas lights, and a night-time Christmas moving showing with a firepit. If our daughter was a bit older, we definitely would have visited at night. Since she’s a bit young, we made a daytime visit, but look forward to visiting in the evening when she’s a little older.
And if you need something to do on New Year’s Eve, the Unicorn Farm will be showing a special movie, will keep their Christmas lights on, and have a food truck available). (CANCELED Due to rain)
Hidden Pastures Unicorn Farm Yuletide Unicorn & Night Lights Festival with Santa Details
Unicorn Farm Location:
245 Little Virginia Road
Hours of Operation:
- December 19-23, 2022: open every day 11 am – 9 pm (no Santa visits)
- December 24-25, 2022: Closed
- December 26-30, 2022: open every day 11 am – 9 pm (no Santa visits)
- CLOSED 12/31 Due to RAIN
- January 1, 2023: Open 11 am – 9 pm (no Santa visits)
- Adults 18+ – $12
- Kids 3-17 years old – $14
- Babies 2 & under – Free
- *Cash and cards accepted
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