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Enjoy the beauty of winter and the holiday season!  You are invited to our Second Annual Winter Wonders Event which runs from November 24th through January 2nd.
Last year's event was was a great success and received rave reviews from the people that attended.  This year will be even better.  We have increased the length of the path by 33% to over a mile and have increased the number of lights by 50% to over 750,000.  We will have some very unique surprises for all who come.  There will be some of the favorites from last year, but most will be never seen before exhibits.  We strive to make it interactive so that you feel like you are part of the lights.

The path winds through 14 acres of beautiful, enchanted hardwood forest.   It is just over a mile on gentle, rolling terrain. It will take about an hour to see everything. You will be able to go around more than once if you'd like. Note: Trails are all compacted gravel so wheelchairs or strollers with all-terrain wheels should be able to navigate the paths.
There are lots of areas to take pictures and create memories that will last a lifetime.


Open November 24 - January 2nd

Check the schedule for available nights and times.

It is best to type ‘Sandy Hill Farm’ into your maps program and NOT our address as it will take you 1/4 mile up the road ...
 
General Admission $17.50
Children 3 and under free with paid adult

ONLINE TICKETS ONLY. 

In order to follow State of Maine attendance maximum guidelines and proper social distancing, we will NOT be selling tickets at the door. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you show up without tickets you will be turned away. Thank You.
 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When is the event?

The event starts on Wednesday, November 24th and ends on Sunday, January 2nd.  The event is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and some Mondays and Tuesdays.  The best way to check the specific dates that the event is open is to check the ticketing website.

What are the hours of the event?

On the dates that the Winter Wonders event is open the hours are 4:30pm through 9:30pm.

Where can I buy tickets for the event?

Tickets are only sold online at the ticketing website.  The ticketing website is accessible from the SandyHillMaine.com Website, Facebook, Google, and individual ads that we run.

Can I show up at the farm to see if there is availability?

No, please go to the ticketing website to check availability and buy the tickets there.

Can I buy tickets at Sandy Hill Farm?

No, tickets can only be bought on the ticketing website.

Why do I have to buy tickets for the event online at the ticketing website?

We limit the number of attendees for each time slot on each particular event day.  We do this for three main reasons:

  1. We have limited parking at the farm, so we can’t allow unlimited cars during each specific time slot.

  2. We want attendees to enjoy themselves on a trail that isn’t overcrowded.  

  3. While the Covid Virus is with us, we want to allow people enough space to social distance if they feel it is necessary. 

How do I get to Sandy Hill Farm?

The best way to get to the farm is to use a mapping program and type in Sandy Hill Farm in Eliot, Maine.

Please note that you will be driving through neighborhoods to get to Sandy Hill Farm.  Please respect our neighbors and drive the speed limit through these neighborhoods.  If you are late for your time do not rush to get to the farm.  We will make accommodations when you arrive.

In order to see the light displays is this set up as a Drive-Thru, Hayride, or Walking Tour?

The event is a self-guided, walking tour through 14 acres of beautiful, old-growth woods.  The trail length is 1.1 miles.  It has some moderate elevation changes, but isn’t too strenuous for most people.

At this time we do not offer rides through the trail.

Is the trail wheelchair accessible?

It depends on the kind of wheelchair you have.  Our trails are all compacted gravel.  A wheelchair with more rugged wheels should be able to navigate the trail.  Keep in mind that there are some elevation changes that will have to be navigated.  While we remove snow from the trail, there may be times when you will be pushing the wheelchair through some snow. 

Can I bring a stroller or wagon?

Yes, our trails are all compacted gravel.  A stroller or wagon with more rugged wheels should be able to navigate the trail.  Keep in mind that there are some elevation changes that will have to be navigated.  While we remove snow from the trail, there may be times when you will be pushing the wheelchair through some snow.

Can I ride bikes on the trail?

No.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.   There are too many unfamiliar sights and sounds, along with children.  In order to be respectful to everyone attending the event, we have opted for no pets at this time.  Only clearly marked service animals are allowed.

Are there bathrooms at the farm?

Yes, we have 3 Porto Potties.  There are two at the Event Entrance/Exit and one half-way through the trail.

Can I smoke on the trail?

Even though the trail is outside we don’t allow smoking on the property.  We are a family-friendly event.

Can I bring alcohol to the event?

No, the farm is an alcohol-free environment.  

Will you have food and drink at the event?

There is a concession stand that has warm drinks and water.  We will also have some cookies and other types of food to go with the warm drinks.

Can I take pictures at the event?

Yes!  We have even included specific areas designed for picture-taking.  We want you to capture your memories of the event.  The only exception is professional photo shoots.

Do I have to wear a mask at the event?

No, the event is completely outside and there is plenty of space to socially distance on the trail.  While you don’t have to wear a mask, you should bring a mask for each member of your group in case there is an area of the trail where you would feel more comfortable with a mask on.

What is your weather policy?

In the event of heavy rain, heavy snow, extremely high winds, impassible roads, or a dangerous storm we will postpone or cancel the event.  The decision to postpone or cancel is at the sole discretion of Sandy Hill Farm.  You will be notified via email and text message so that you don’t travel to the farm.  

In the event of a postponement or cancellation, we will contact you about moving your tickets to another date and time (either an existing future date/time or a make-up date/time for the cancelled date/time) or a refund.  

If the session is not cancelled, we will not refund the tickets.  Light rain, light snow, or light winds do NOT result in postponement and will not be granted a refund if you choose to cancel or do not show up.  Please consider this when purchasing your tickets.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

We have a strict 48-Hour no refund policy.  Any refund requests within 48 hours of your ticket time will not be granted.  Thank you for your understanding.  

We will try to accommodate requests BEFORE 48 hours of your ticket time.  You will be able to move your tickets one time without incurring additional charges.

Are the tickets transferrable? 

Your tickets can be transferred if you contact us with the name of the person they are being transferred to and the person’s email address.  We need to change the info in the system or they will not be allowed to enter the event.

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