Christmas at the Patch

Published 8:16 pm Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas at the Patch features everything from home decor for the adults to a petting zoo, inflatables and hay wagon rides for the kids.

The Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch has started a new tradition for the holiday season. 2010 marks the first year of Christmas at the Patch.

This new tradition will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., from Nov. 26 through Dec. 24.

A tree near the petting zoo made of corn stalks.

“We just want to have the support of Clanton and the surrounding cities. We are trying to make this a tradition,” said Alice Jones, owner.

Admission is $10 per child 2 and up and $6 per adult. It includes all activities such as the petting zoo, inflatable park, tractor train and the hay wagon ride.

“It’s good for groups — children can ride as many times as they would like and it is good family time,” said Jones. “Bring a blanket, snuggle up, drink hot chocolate and watch a movie.”

Christmas at the Patch includes a gift shop with hundreds of different kinds of Christmas tree ornaments and other sesonal decorations. Inside, there is also an elf store and craft table, where children can make their parents a gift. Children can also have pictures made with Santa.

Homemade chili, hot apple cider and hot chocolate can be purchased at the Big Red Barn Snack Bar.
Marshmallows on a stick, smores kits and hotdogs that can be roasted over one of their fire pits are also available to purchase.

There is a gift shop with an assortment of ornaments and Christmas décor.

There is also an elf store and craft table so children can make their loved ones a Christmas gift.

The patch also has Christmas trees available ranging from $30 for a 6-foot tree to $70 for a 9-foot tree.

Pictures with Santa will be taken by Emily Connell and can be purchased for $10 a picture or $15 for a picture and disc.

“We would just love for everyone to come out,” said Jones. “I just want everyone to be happy when they come in.”

Certain Christmas coupons are available on the patch website at