Crystal Surina and daughter Heidi visit with the horses after their sleigh ride Saturday at O’Keefe Ranch. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

O’Keefe Ranch holiday sleigh rides delight

Dashing through the snow

When we think of Christmas, presumably, not many of us think of Clydesdales, Belgians and Percherons —unless you’re familiar with O’Keefe Ranch.


As part of its Nostalgic Christmas celebration,the historic local landmark offered six fun-filled nights of sleigh rides.

The sleigh rides continue this Friday and Saturday, running every half hour starting at 3:30 p.m. and the last ride is at 5:30 p.m.

Guests are welcome to come early and explore the historic village decorated for Christmas, visit with the animals, and take photos on an old fashioned sleigh. Everyone is encouraged to dress for the weather or bring a blanket or seat cushion. In the event of little or no snow, the horses will pull wagons in place of sleighs. The Ranch asks that guests please leave dogs in the comfort of their home.

The cost is $10 for children ages 4-12, $15 for adults, kids three and under are free and groups of six or more receive a 20% discount.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online here or by calling 250-549-7469.

The O’Keefe Ranch and is now closed for the regular season (the historic buildings are winterized and not open for viewing) re-opening in May 2018.The Ranch is located at 9380 Hwy 97N Vernon.

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(Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

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