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By Jeff Pack

Peltzer's annual Tree Lighting events benefits local charity


Last updated 11/25/2018 at 1:11pm

Peltzer Winery will hold two Tree Lighting events that will unofficially kick off Christmas on the Farm at the winery.

Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, about 6 p.m., the Peltzer Family will invite everyone in attendance to gather around light the 35-foot live Christmas tree.

“With the help of Charlie and our two boys, we light that baby up,” Carrie Peltzer said.

But the celebrations aren’t limited to the tree lightings. As always, Peltzer Winery will be serving wine; there will be food trucks, live music, a maker’s market, train rides, an ice rink and of course, Santa Claus.

Food trucks slated to attend include Devilicious, Street Chef California, Mastiff Sausage Company, The Woodfire Gourmet, Q’s Tacos, The Sweet Apron and The Baked Bear.

In addition to wine served by the winery, several guest businesses will serve up libations, including Crush House, Silo Bar, Refuge Brewery and mobile beverage bar, The Wine Trailer.

Vendors will be selling holiday gifts include The Plaid Kat, Kendall Farms, Market Detour, Mrs. G’s Jellies, Vicerel, Wild Rose Farms, Windecker Farms, RUST Vintage Denim and MelRowes Designs.

Peltzer said she expects thousands of people to come to the farm over the weekend, so having two tree lighting ceremonies seemed only right.

“We know that some perhaps have obligations on Saturday and Sunday and don’t want them to miss out,” she said. “So, we decided it needed to be a two-day event. And, since this event is our largest, we like to spread out the families that visit in order for there to be less people on property. We like to limit the lines and waiting times.”

The events will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the event is free for children and adults. A $5 wristband donation is required, if a guest plans on enjoying an alcoholic beverage.

Peltzer said 100 percent of the wristband proceeds will benefit Our Nicholas Foundation.

“We partner with a charity to bring awareness to our audience of organizations that are within our community,” she said. “ONF is a special organization in our hearts. We have watched Mark and Kathy and their family grow their organization through their hearts and souls. We have watched Nicholas grow up and love the sense of community they bring to their autism awareness organization.

“The families involved in ONF are so lucky to have such an amazing close knit group to rely on for support, fun, activities and strength. We want to support them and help them grow,” Peltzer said.

In addition to supporting a local charity such as ONF, Peltzer said an event like this just fits for Peltzer Winery and farm.

“People love tradition and people love the farm,” she said. “A 35-foot live Christmas tree, hot chocolate, skating, Santa and wine – it’s the perfect scenario for authentic family fun.”

Peltzer said having the community come celebrate the start of the holiday season with her family means a lot to her.

“My family has grown up on this farm and love this place we call home,” she said. “It’s like people coming into our backyard and enjoying what we have put together for them. It’s personal and real. We love this community and want to give back. We are growing an authentic following that needs a place to go that’s different and real. We want Peltzer to be a household name that everyone in this community can enjoy year after year.”

For more information on the winery and the events, visit

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at [email protected]


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