Ozarks farm runs out of Christmas trees

Ron Peabody is the owner of Peabody's farm in Republic. This year they decided to have a Christmas tree patch.

"We didn't want to get stuck with several trees. So, what we did was we did pre-ordering online and in about two days we had over half of them sold," said Ron Peabody.

They ordered about 50 trees and most of them were gone within two days. However, it's more than just a tree patch. The idea is to give people a fun family friendly outing to get in them in the holiday spirit. So, Santa and Mrs. Claus were there. They also have an ornament making station.

"I don't know what one is, but I wrote I love Santa, but I don't remember what I drew," said Kayleigh Jones.

Outside of the barn they have games like connect four, animals to pet, and plenty of holiday photo-op spots.

"It's just kind of cool to come together, get to do things, play games, look at animals. It's just nice to be together," said Elijah Meadows.

Peabody's Farm is known as a wedding venue, but this year the owners decided to open it up to the community by hosting seasonal events. They started off with a pumpkin patch in the fall and decided to go ahead with a tree patch.

"It's something for people to bring their kids out here to enjoy because there's not a whole to offer in here in Republic or Springfield," said Drew Bearham.

While they're out of trees, the holiday family fun continues tomorrow.

"I can say this, we'll definitely do this year after year," said Peabody. "This year was kind of our test run to see how it would go and if it would be received well. And, we've had nothing but wonderful comments."

To go along with their new seasonal activities they started hosting dinner socials which include catered food, and live music.

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