Apparently, there has been a little Christmas tradition, in our hometown, that neither of us knew about. It has only been going on for the past 22 years.
Burger Stop, Wasatch Rod and Customs Car Club and Layton City provide families with an old fashioned hay ride through Layton City's Christmas lights. (As mentioned earlier, for the past 22 YEARS! Still mind blowing.)
There was quite a line when we got there and it was pretty steady the whole time. I heard some rumor that they had 5 different hay rides rotating.
Now, we've always gone to see the Layton City Lights, (a little disclaimer there,) we did know about this tradition. It's about a 10-15 minute ride, depending on the traffic.
On our ride back we broke into some Christmas Carols. Stephanie and her family started loud and proud and soon (most) of the other riders sang along. I'll admit, it got me kind of emotional and feeling very much in the Christmas Spirit.
When we returned to the parking lot, we had an extra surprise, there was a live band!
So we danced.
All the proceeds from the hay ride are donated to local charities. Burger Stop, Wasatch Rods, Customs Car Club and Layton City have donated over $90,000 sincee 1993.
Of course, we had to head to Burger Stop.
Plus, Santa was there! For free! He's an adorable Santa too. (Aiko just doesn't love any Santa sadly.)
This is the SAME Santa who came to my JR. High as a teenager! I got all nostalgic and even talked to Santa about it. Of course he remembered me, because Santa knows everyone, right?
Check out the information below, as the hay rides run on specific days.
Make sure to purchase your tickets from Burger Stop before.
Make time to visit Santa and eat some good food.
Do we make reservations?
No, it is first come/served
What time are the hayrides?
First rides leaves at 6pm, Last wagon leaves at 8:30 or later necessary