Get Stoked to Get Outdoors: Scottsdale Farms

Written by Jennifer Colosimo | Photography courtesy of Scottsdale Farms

pony2It’s officially too cold for putt-putt, but the changing leaves and crisp, cool air are too nice for an indoor family movie night. What do you do now? Grab the crew and venture to Scottsdale Farms in Alpharetta. Rows of Christmas trees give you the chance to select your beautiful Blue Spruce together, the extensive gift shop provides last-minute greenery and home décor, and the café serves warm, hearty food plus sweet treats and hot drinks all day long. It’s a day out of the house and into the spirit.

Especially now that the countdown narrows, the team at Scottsdale Farms has a calendar packed with things to do, see and buy up until that last present goes under the tree. A popular pastime for many locals is a night (or afternoon) roasting S’mores amongst the Christmas trees, everyone snuggled under flannels and fur, sipping hot chocolate from the café and watching kids squeal over Louis — the farm’s prized pig — and his clucking chicken companions. If your group can’t sit still, there are hayrides, visits with Santa (yep, he comes to Alpharetta for a sneak peek before Christmas), elfish craft activity classes and a whole lot more to keep everyone in the family well entertained.

Ready to trade in those retail lines and parking lot confrontations for a community stove pipe and an ooey-gooey S’more? In our opinion, the holidays are more enjoyable already. Roasting S’mores is free with your own tools and supplies.