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Central Coast Living: Apple Farm decks the halls for the holidays

Posted at 4:23 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 12:20:25-05

Apple Farm in San Luis Obispo is ringing in the holiday season weeks ahead of time.

Head display designer Chelsea Conner has been thinking about Christmas all year long.

“The creative process actually starts all the way in January with the ordering and planning of which vignettes and scenes will go where,” Conner said.

The decorations started going up about six weeks ago, earlier than in years past.

“I say, we have to start early so by the time you’re ready for it, we’re ready for you,” said Conner.

Throughout the hotel, gift shop and café, various holiday displays are set up from a pink and silver Christmas tree to one decked in beach-themed ornaments. The Apple Farm also has a special Hannakah display and a tree dedicated to junk-food ornaments.

Wherever you look, it’s a festive feast for your eyes.

“We don’t skip a single corner around the property,” Conner said. “We deck the halls from top to bottom.”

Families can have supper with Santa Claus and you’re sure to find a little something for everyone on our Christmas list, whether you want to give ornaments, toys or sweet treats from the Apple Farm bakery.

Conner says it’s worth making more than one visit to the Apple Farm this holiday season.

“We have the25 days of Christmas starting in December. Everyday that you come, there’s a new theme or a new event that’s happening,” Conner said. “Whether it be ugly sweater day where you get a discount on your meal in the restaurant or candy cane day.”

The decorations stay up through mid-January.