This Saturday: Christmas on the Farm

Saturday, December 3 | 10:00–4:00 p.m.

Santa is coming to Howell Farm…not in a sleigh, but on a steam tractor! Visit Howell Farm this Saturday for Christmas crafts, live music, farm animal visits, and an opportunity to peek inside a decorated circa-1900 farmhouse – before meeting Santa when he arrives at 12:30.

Stop by the visitor center to hear the Jugtown Mountain String Band play inside the barn, or decorate a special holiday ornament in the classroom ($5 materials fee). Next walk up to the barnyard, where  families can take selfies in the 1800s sleigh pulled by the horses on snowy days, and visit the blacksmith working in the farm’s forge. The main barn will also be open for a milking demonstration with Blizzard at 2:00. Warm drinks, homemade cookies, lunch, and other light refreshments are available for sale at the farmhouse.

While you're here, be sure to check out the gift shop for unique gifts like Howell Farm honey, handmade straps of sleigh bells, forged items made by the farm’s own blacksmith, and other homemade items by the farm's sewing guild. Toys for Tots is also accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys to help bring joy to America's less fortunate children this holiday season.


    • 10:00–4:00 – Howell Farm hours
    • 10:30–3:00 – Jugtown Mountain String Band plays in the Visitor Center barn
    • 10:30–12:30 – Visit the farmhouse to see turn-of-the-century Christmas decorations in the parlor
    • 12:30–3:30 – Visit Santa in the farmhouse after he arrives by steam engine
    • 2:00 – Milking demonstration with Blizzard the cow

Guests are asked to sign in at the Visitor Center upon arrival; those with special needs are encouraged to call in advance. This program is the last event on the 2022 program calendar, and the farm will reopen for the 2023 season on Saturday, January 28th with Ice Harvesting.

Hands-on Learning

for Families & Schools

Howell Farm's hands-on field trips are designed for schools and families, bringing students of all ages through the fields, woods and barns of a real working farm.  Along the way, they learn about the history, technology, and science of farming in the past and in the present. Learn more about this season's programs below!

Learn More About FIELD TRIPS

Learning and Fun on the Farm!

Preschool Fridays on the Farm are designed for preschool through early elementary-aged children (though older siblings are welcome too). Program participants will engage in the same activities as children living on a 1900s farm, while learning what “Share the Harvest” means at Howell Farm today.

Learn more about PRESCHOOL FRIDAYS


70 Woodens Lane

Hopewell Twp., NJ 08530

Main: 609-737-3299
Fax: 609-737-6524

U.S. Mail
101 Hunter Road

Titusville, NJ 08560


Open Tuesday–Saturday 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through 12/3

12/6–12/23: Open Tuesday–Friday 1:00–4:00 p.m.

12/24/2022–1/27/2023: CLOSED

Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Mercer County Holidays

See Calendar for information on this year's programs!

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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