SHOP

CHRISTMAS AT 123 FARM

Workshops for the Holidays & Shopping at the Organic Galleries

SATURDAYS

11 am-5 pm

December 1, 8, 15 & 22

SUNDAY

11 am-3 pm

December 2, 9, 16 & 23

This festive event is centered around our Organic Galleries, offering  handmade gifts from our  farm, seasonal workshops, afternoon tea, outdoor s'mores on an open fire, sweets and holiday drinks. The Grand Oak Bistro will re-open with a special menu for this event.

 

DATE/TIME:  Saturday & Sundays in December (Saturdays 11 am-5 pm, Sundays 11 am-3 pm)

 

LOCATION: The Organic Galleries at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn

                         10600 Highland Springs Ave., Cherry Valley, CA 92223

                         Telephone: 951-845-1151

 

COST: Free admission and free parking (some workshops may have an additional cost).

 

MAP

The buildings at our historic ranch are decorated with festive cheer. Join us for holiday snacks and drinks or dine with us at The Grand Oak.

MAP LEGEND

A. The Organic Galleries

Twelve farm boutiques featuring goods from our organic farm (Honey Shop, Lavender Corner, Natural Dye Shop, Olive Barn, etc.). Enjoy a Christmas-inspired afternoon tea at 123 Cafe or try some mint ice cream at the Sweet Barn. Santa's Workshop at the Organic Galleries will also be open to view, and you may be able to meet St. Nick himself.

 

B. The 12 Days of Christmas Shops

Shop the twelve stores to find the perfect gift for your true love. Try our housemade holiday cookies or some Christmas cocktails. Local vendors will also be offering unique handmade gifts.

C. The Grand Oak Bistro & Workshops

The restaurant is open this season with a special holiday-inpsired menu (Saturday 11 am-4 pm, Sunday 11 am-2 pm). Workshops will also be available in the main lobby. Please see the list below.

 

D. Campfire Site for S'mores

Purchase a s'mores kit from the Sweet Barn and sit around the campfire roasting marshmallows.

 

E. Crafts & Additional Workshops

Various workshops and crafts will be held for all ages in the Spanish Courtyard (indoors). Please see the list below.

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

at the Grand Oak Bistro

Enjoy a festive brunch at The Grand Oak, open again this Christmas season! Click here to view menu. The bistro will be open Saturday 11 am-4 pm and Sunday 11 am-2 pm. The bistro will be operating as a casual diner, with no tableside service. Please place your order at the counter and your food and drinks will be brought to you. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL  951-845-1151

 

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SHOPS

Festive Food & Drinks, Local Vendors

The '12 Days of Christmas' are shops converted from our vintage hotel rooms. Taste mulled wine, Christmas beer, donuts, cheese and homemade cookies. Shop local vendors for handmade gifts and more!

To apply to become a vendor please e-mail richard.h@hsresort.com.

AFTERNOON TEA

at the Organic Galleries (123 Cafe)

Join us for a Christmas-inspired Cream Tea located at the Organic Galleries 123 Cafe. Enjoy gingerbread scone with cranberry jam & clotted cream, tiramisu cake, lemon bar, champagne and a selection of organic teas. Available Saturday 12 pm-4 pm and Sunday 11 am-2 pm. Reservations are required.

$25 per person. Click here to download menu.

RESERVATIONS  951-845-1151

 

SANTA'S WORKSHOP

Free Photos with Santa

Visit Santa's Workshop at the Organic Galleries. Santa and his elves have been hard at work every night making toys. View his workshop, see who's on the nice list and take a free photo with Santa. Santa will be in this workshop on the weekends from 1-3 pm. Even if he is not around, you are welcome to visit his workshop and see the polar express chain running on tracks attached to the ceiling!

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE

Located in the Main Lobby

Our artists have re-created a Gingerbread Village with a western theme, complete with a saloon, courthouse, bank and church. With over six intricately detailed buildings, our gingerbread village will bring a smile to your face. The village will be on display on the Front Desk table, located in the main lobby.

FREE GIFT WRAPPING

With  $75 purchase*

Get free gift wrapping with your purchase of $75 or more at the Organic Galleries.

*A maximum of two boxes that fit in our standard boxes can be wrapped. Oversized or non-standard sized items cannot be wrapped. Additional conditions may apply. Please ask a galleries staff for more details.

LIVE CHRISTMAS JAZZ

Outdoor Concert

Feel the holiday spirit with live jazz music from 12-2 pm on Saturdays & Sundays with Ricky Sims and others. The musicians will be playing beside the campfire site.

 

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

At the Organic Galleries

Each set of shops at the Organic Galleries are unique decorated for Christmas. See the Sweet Barn and Cafe decorated like a real-life gingerbread house, or the Farm shop with a rustic Christmas decoration theme. Feel the holiday spirits at the Organic Galleries.

FARM ACTIVITIES

 Join our farmer for hands on farm-based activities. Some of the activities require pre-registration and have a cost associated with it.

SHEEP FEEDING

Free

CHICKEN EGG HARVEST

$3 per person

Help our farmer feed our herd of sheep with olive branches. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk about 10 minutes to the sheep pen. Group leaves promptly at 12 pm. Meet in front of the Main Lobby. No pre-registration is required.

 

Saturdays 12:00-12:30 pm

Help harvest chicken eggs from our free range hens. Enjoy a brief tour of the farm and learn about our farming philosophy. Preregistration required.

 

Sundays 1:15-1:45 pm

 

Click Here to Register

SHRUB MAKING

$15 per person

ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDING

$20 per person

Learn about the health benefits and how to make your own shrubs using fruit and herbs. Participants will take part in a one hour workshop, get a glass of a seasonal shrub and two recipe cards. Preregistration required.

 

Sunday, December 16, 2018  (12-1 pm)

 

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Learn how to create and use your own blend of essential oils to help stay healthy during the winter months and learn how to make your own unique gift (custom scented body oil blend). Preregistration required.

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (2:15-3:15 pm)

Sunday, December 16, 2018 (2:00-3:00 pm)

 

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LIP BALM MAKING

$8 per person

NATURAL DYE TOTE WORKSHOP

$15 per person

Learn how to make our popular lip balms. Add essential oils to make your own custom blend or use our blended scents. Keep one for yourself and give the other as a gift. Preregistration required.

 

Saturday, December 8, 2018 (4:00-4:30 pm)

Saturday, December 15, 2018 (3:00-3:30 pm)

Sunday, December 23, 2018 (12:00-12:30 pm)

 

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Dye your own canvas tote using natural materials found on our farm. Participants will have a choice of dyes to color their tote. All materials and instruction are provided. We will begin the dying process at the farm and participants will take the wet tote home to dry with instructions on how to finish the process. This workshop takes place outdoors and last about 20-30 minutes.

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (1:00-1:30, 1:30-2:00 pm)

Sunday, December 9, 2018  (12:00-12:30. 12:30-1:00 pm)

Saturday, December 22, 2018 (2:00-2:30 pm, 2:30-3:00 pm)

 

Click Here to Register

CHRISTMAS BATH SALT BLEND

$15

OLIVE WREATH MAKING

$25 per person

Learn how to blend essential oils to create a bath salt scent. Several recipes will be shown and participants will chose one recipe to make and take a jar home. Learn how essential oils can help soothe certain ailments.

 

Sunday, December 2, 2018 (2:00-3:00 pm)
Saturday, December 15, 2018 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Saturday, December 22, 2018 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)

 

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Make your own olive wreath using fresh olive branches from our farm. The instructor will guide you through the steps and help you decorate your wreath with a ribbon so that it's ready to hang on your door or gift to a friend.

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (3:45-4:45 pm)

Sunday, December 16 (12:30-1:30 pm)

 

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OLIVE OIL PRESSING DEMO

Free

BATH BOMB CLASS

$20 per person

View a live demo of olives being pressed into olive oil. Learn about the olives growing at our ranch and taste samples of different types of olive oils. This is an ongoing demonstration that will take place in the Olive Barn at the Organic Galleries. No pre-registration required.

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (3:00-4:00 pm)

Learn how to make bath bombs using organic ingredients. The workshop will give you tips on the effects of each ingredient. You can choose from a variety of essential oils and herbs to make your bath bombs unique. Each participant will go home with 4 large bath bombs.

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (2:30-3:30 pm)

 

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PINE CONE SUCCULENT ORNAMENT

$15

INFUSING OLIVE OIL

$20 per person

Make a live succulent ornament using a pine cone as the base!

 

Saturday, December 8, 2018 (12:15-1:00 pm)

 

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This hands-on class will take you through the steps to infused your own olive oil. Each participant will infuse and take home their own bottle of rosemary olive oil, basil olive oil and citrus olive oil (2 oz. each). Class lasts about 30 minutes.

 

Sunday, December 16, 2018 (2:00-2:30 pm)

Saturday, December 22, 2018 (1:00-1:30 pm)

 

 

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STORY TELLING & CRAFT

Free

SOAP MAKING CLASS

$35 per person

Join "Library Laura" for a Christmas story telling followed by a craft afterwards. Limited spaces for 15 people (first come basis).

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (11:30 am-12:30 pm)

Learn how to make bar soap using natural ingredients (cold process method). Taught by Camlon Farm. Each participant will take their own bar of soap home.

 

Sunday, December 9, 2018 (1:00-3:00 pm)

 

 

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KIDS ACTIVITIES

In addition to the above activities, kids are welcome to join us for additional ones below:

WOOL SHEEP ORNAMENT & OTHER CRAFTS

$3 per person (price varies for other crafts)

Inspired from our flock of sheep, wrap some wool around a wooden sheep to make your own rustic Christmas tree ornament. Come to the Twelve Days of Christmas shops and drop in with the Kid's Crafts shop to make festive ornaments and stocking and more. Open Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm.

 

Gingerbread House

$5 per child

Make your own small gingerbread house using graham crackers, icing and candies.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)

Saturday, December 8, 2018 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)

Sunday, December 9, 2018 (11:30-12:30 pm)

Saturday, December 15 (12:00-1:00 pm)

Sunday, December 16, 2018 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)

Saturday, December 22 (2:30-3:30 pm)

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Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

$5 per child

Decorate your own gingerbread person with icing and candies.

Saturday, December 8 (2:00-2:45 pm)

Saturday, December 15, 2018 (11:00 am-11:45 am)

Sunday, December 23 (1:30-2:15 pm)

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Kid's Painting Class

$6 per child

Learn to paint a winter scene on canvas.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (1:00-1:45 pm)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 (12:30-1:15 pm)

Click Here to Register

 

SANTA'S WORKSHOP

Free Photos with Santa

Visit Santa's Workshop at the Organic Galleries. Santa and his elves have been hard at work every night making toys. View his workshop, see who's on the nice list and take a free photo with Santa. Santa will be in this workshop on the weekends from 1-3 pm. Even if he is not around, you are welcome to visit his workshop and see the polar express chain running on tracks attached to the ceiling!

ELF ON THE SHELF SCAVENGER HUNT

Free

Look for the hidden elf on the shelf around the Organic Galleries and "12 Days of Christmas" shops. Each elf will be holding a clue. Find all twelve clues to solve the riddle and claim your prize! Ongoing all day. Come to the Gift Wrapping Shop located in the Organic Galleries for your game board.

S'MORES & TREATS

$5

Roast your own s'mores over an open campfire at the Organic Galleries. The Sweet Barn will also be offering festive sorbets and ice cream using ingredients from our farm.

CONTACT FORM

Please fill out the form below with any questions or comments. You may also complete the form if you are interested in becoming a vendor. For immediate service, you may also call us at 951-845-1151.

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