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  • Melody K


Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Credit: Tanaka Farms

I love Tanaka Farms from the first time I ever went there. It was about six years ago I had gone on a field trip with my MOMS Club group. Fast forward to today and I am still going to Tanaka Farms but now I'm going with my Oc Blog Mommy Tribe.

With the pandemic this year and all the shutdowns, Tanaka Farms has adapted each step of the way without flaw, in my opinion. For the holidays this year, they have created a drive-thru Hikari Festival of Lights.

We had a great time driving through and seeing all the lights and kicking off the Holiday season. The Farm was filled with lights from top to bottom. We drove through Candy Cane Lane, we also saw Strawberry lights, farm animals, Santa, and more.

Tanka Farms also offers snacks when you first enter. Oh, the temptation. Hot cocoa, cookies, nachos, and other items.

For some reason, I didn't bring jackets or blankets to keep us warm. I wish I had! We could have rolled down the windows so my boys could have stuck their heads out to gaze at the lights. Though my little guy did climb into the front seat with me and looked at all the lights in wonder.

It was a wonderful evening filled with fun and beautiful lights, beauty and fun.

Things to know:

🎄 Buy tickets online (this is a must) - you can purchase tickets here (Price is per vehicle)

*Use code OCMommy10 from now until December 10th to receive 10% off your registration.

The event runs from Nov. 27through Jan 10, 2021

🎄 Bring jackets and/or blanket

🎄 Bring a camera to capture those wonderful memories

🎄 Download the app "Listen Anywhere"

🎄 Mask required if outside of your car or interacting with employees

🎄 If you want to see Santa he's only on the weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

🎄 Have fun

Tanaka Farms - "A celebration filled with joy and light! Literally translated, Hikari means shine in Japanese, and this holiday season we have really made Tanaka Farms shine with over a mile of twinkling lights! As you drive through our 30-acre farm, you will be dazzled by farm-themed lighting from trees, to scarecrows, tractors...even our sugarcane got the holiday light treatment! Plus, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we have a very special visit from Santa, himself! "

MONDAY-THURSDAY: $49 per vehicle*

FRIDAY-SUNDAY: $59 per vehicle*

First car enters at 5:30pm. Last car enters at 9pm.

*This event is priced PER VEHICLE with a maximum of 8 persons per vehicle. No limousines, buses, or passenger vans allowed. There is a 9 1/2 foot vehicle height clearance.

Before you arrive, download the "LISTEN EVERYWHERE" app from the App Store or Android Marketplace. When you arrive, join the wifi network "HIKARI" and launch the app then choose the channel named "HIKARI". Enjoy the show!


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