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Greenbank Farm celebrates the season

"When it comes to holiday celebrations it’s hard to compete with the Greenbank Farm’s mix of seasonal music, local crafts, a little wine, hayrides, Santa, and even a winter bonfire.Festivities will start around Thanksgiving and run through Christmas. Santa will arrive by fire engine on Dec. 4 and will stay around to talk with kids and pose for photos. The farm will do its traditional barn lighting that night as well.The farm will introduce four new wines this season and will begin selling smaller gift bottles of their popular loganberry and raspberry wines.Last year the farm hosted a very successful craft show so this year a second show has been added. There will be more music too. Every weekend choirs or other musicians will perform.Greenbank Farm executive director Shirley Henrickson says the farm’s gift shop will feature a large selection of Christmas ornaments — some of which will be new to island shoppers. Loganberry pie and cheesecake will be on sale too. If you’re not in a buying mood, you can still stop by for a taste of hot cider or mulled wine and a friendly visit with Morris, the farm’s resident cat and always congenial host.Here’s the full program:Friday, Nov. 2610 a.m.-7 p.m. — Holiday Craft Fair in the Historic Greenbank Barn with wine tasting, live music, snacks and savories. Wine tasting, mulled wine and hot cider in the gift shop.Saturday, Nov. 2710 a.m.-7 p.m. — Photos with Santa, noon to 3 p.m., plus Holiday Craft Fair, wine tasting live music, snacks and savories. Wine tasting, mulled wine and hot cider in the gift shop.Sunday, Nov. 2810 a.m.-5 p.m. — Photos with Santa, noon to 3 p.m., plus Holiday Craft Fair, wine tasting live music, snacks and savories. Wine tasting, mulled wine and hot cider in the gift shop.Saturday, Dec. 410 a.m.-7 p.m. — Loganberry pies on sale. Wine tasting, mulled wine and hot cider in the gift shop11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Tree and wreath sales. Noon to 3 p.m — Photos with Santa.7 p.m. — Caroling, tree and barn lighting.7:15 p.m. — Santa arrives by fire engine. Handbell chorus and caroling.Sunday, Dec. 510 a.m.-7 p.m. — Loganberry pies on sale. Wine tasting, mulled wine and hot cider in the gift shop11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Tree and wreath sales. Noon to 3 p.m — Photos with Santa.Noon to 4 p.m. — Hayrides, weather permitting.Saturday, Dec. 1110 a.m.-7 p.m. — Holiday Craft Fair with wine tasting, live music, snacks and savories. Wine tasting, hot cider and mulled wines in the gift shop.11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Tree and wreath sales.Noon to 3 p.m. — Photos with Santa.Noon to 4 p.m. — Hayrides, weather permitting.Sunday, Dec. 1210 a.m.-5 p.m. — Holiday Craft Fair with wine tasting, live music, snacks and savories. Wine tasting, hot cider and mulled wines in the gift shop.11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Tree and wreath sales.Noon to 3 p.m. — Photos with Santa.Noon to 4 p.m. — Hayrides, weather permitting.Saturday, Dec. 1810 a.m.-7 p.m. — Wine tasting and mulled wine in the gift shop.11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Tree and wreath sales.Noon-3 p.m. — Hot dogs and mulled cider.2 p.m. — Third annual Greenbank Farm All-Island Choral FestSunday, Dec. 1910 a.m.-7 p.m. — Wine tasting and mulled wine in the gift shop.11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Tree and wreath sales.Noon-3 p.m. — Hot dogs and mulled cider.4 p.m. — Santa Lucia Fest, Scandinavian celebration of light."

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