Last year, SouthCoast families flocked to Taunton during the holiday season to check out the brand-new Deep Pond Farm and Stables on Dolan Circle, and people fell in love with its holiday charm.

What started as a project for his children turned into a Christmas oasis for everyone to enjoy, and George Ghazal aims to ignite that Christmas magic again this year with a ceremonial lighting of the farm on Nov. 25.

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The Story of Deep Pond Farm and Stables

George Ghazal spoke with Fun 107 last year about how he built the farm in Taunton for the sole purpose of making his children happy.

“They love animals and we love riding horses,” he said.

The family farm soon turned into a holiday hotspot destination for the town, as Ghazal opened the doors to anyone looking for free family fun, with a touch of Christmas spirit.

This year, the family aims to bring that magic back.

“At Deep Pond Farm, the moment you open your car door, the sweet smell of Noble, Balsam and Fraser fir fills the air,” the farm crew said in a statement. “Kids are running around, looking at lights everywhere, petting the animals while sipping some hot cocoa, families sitting around the fire pit roasting some marshmallows, and the most important thing is everyone is smiling and having fun.”

Ghazal and his family have one simple goal: to make the holiday season memorable and magical.

The Lighting of Deep Pond Farm & Stables for 2023 Season

On Saturday, Nov. 25, 4 to 9 p.m., families are invited to kick off the holiday season at Deep Pond Farm for the ceremonial lighting.

This year, the farm will add a life-size manger filled with live characters on the weekends in collaboration with First Baptist Church. Also, get ready to take photos with the biggest inflatable Santa in the entire state.

On Nov. 26, the farm will host a clothing and toy drive to benefit local children. 

“Help us keep that smile on those kids' faces."

Keep an eye on the farm’s Facebook for more details, and keep scrolling to see the farm all aglow from last year’s festivities.

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