Dog Show: Del Sur Kennel Club

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020 to Sunday, March 15, 2020

Description: The Del Sur Kennel Club Show will feature several individual breed specialties and an all-breed... »

Community Easter Scavenger Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Description: Easter fun for the whole family! Crafts, games, hay rides, farm animals, raffles and a Scavenger... »

Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market - Spring Festival

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020 to Sunday, April 26, 2020


Come and shop for American handmade arts and crafts on the farm at the "Spring Festival”... »

Spring Food Truck Festival

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020


The Spring Food Truck Festival will tempt hungry festival-goers with many mobile cuisine... »

The Heartbeat Happening Classic Car Show

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020


The Heartbeat Happening Classic Car Show returns to Bates Nut Farm. Organized by Heartbeat... »

Mother's Day Tea

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020


Sherrie will be the host of your small town Mother’s Day tea! Expand your tea tastes... »

Valley Center Community Yard Sale

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020


The annual Valley Center Community Yard Sale is a don’t-miss for buyers and sellers... »

Event: Christmas In the Valley

« return to December, 2013

Event Flyer

Date: Friday, December 13, 2013

Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Description: Families can start a new Christmas tradition at Bates Nut Farm with the 3rd annual “Christmas in the Valley” presented by Tri-City Medical Center. The event kicks off Friday evening, December 13th at 4:00. Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:30, and at 6:00 the Christmas tree lights go on. The event will feature live entertainment, storytelling, Christmas carols and a Polar Express Hay Ride to visit Santa, all free of charge. Valley View Casino will give away “Christmas in the Valley” t-shirts to the first 1000 children in attendance. In the Gingerbread Village, kids can create their own gingerbread house.

The fun continues on Saturday, with Santa arriving by helicopter at 11:30. Enjoy Christmas shopping at Bates, Farmer's Daughter, and with the vendors who will set up for the 2-day event. There will be plenty of unique gifts for each person on your gift list.

Don't miss the 1st annual Gingerbread House Contest on Saturday, December 14. The contest is open to individuals and groups, and cash prizes will be awarded. The winning entries will remain on display at Bates throughout the Christmas season. Click here for the Gingerbread House Competiton Rules & Registration Form.

4:30 Living Nativity

5:00 Marching Band

5:00 Gingerbread Crafts & Story Time (*continues until 8:00pm*)

5:30 Santa arrives by fire truck

6:00 Tree lighting

6:15 Santa Station

6:45 VC High School Choir

*Photo Booth 5pm to 7:30pm*

Enjoy the crafts, live entertainment, and Santa this beautiful holiday weekend. Christmas in the Valley Hours: Fri, 4:00 - 8:00 & Sat, 10:00 - 4:00

Click here for the Vendor Application.