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Christmas in the Cages – A Joyful Tradition!

We visited as a guest of the venue

Llamas at Rancho Las Lomas

We were so thrilled to attend the recent Christmas in the Cages at Rancho Las Lomas!  Let’s see, being outside for the afternoon, enjoying holiday fun and seeing the rare animals?  Sounds perfect for us!

Zebra eating food at Rancho Las Lomas

Zebra at Rancho Las Lomas

If you’ve never been to Rancho Las Lomas, you’ll want to add this to your bucket list and a must, the annual Christmas in the Cages event next year.  It is a beautiful, relaxing, natural environment to take a break and connect with your family or friends.

Rancho Las Lomas

Building at Rancho Las Lomas

Each year the venue hosts Christmas in the Cages, an event where you can partake of holiday fare and see the animals open their gifts.  We so enjoyed strolling through the outdoor pathways all decorated for Christmas; stopping to see the rare animals. A few of our favorites, Ziddle & Zaddle, the zebra’s; Lily, a beautiful rare White Bengal Tiger and the Alpaca’s who spent time staring at us while eating.  We had the pure pleasure of watching Lily open her gifts and she even had her own Christmas tree placed in her cage.  We are told that they fill it with feathers as she pulls them out, playing with her tree.  This gorgeous tiger with enormous paws, suddenly looks like a kitten, as you see how gentle she is with her gifts. We love her!

Darice Sebring with Santa

Santa at Christmas at the Cages

We gathered to enjoy an Italian feast which was included with each ticket entrance as we dined at tables under the trees.  Local vendor’s were selling artwork, jewelry and other holiday items.  Two young girls entertained us with original songs to help raise monies for a local pet adoption group, who were also in attendance with some darling puppies.  We found ourselves spending some time with the sweet pups; those little faces made it particularly easy.

Sweet Puppy at Christmas at the Cages

Puppy Love at Rancho Las Lomas

The local fire station participated bringing their big, red fire truck; as those in attendance were encouraged to bring donations for Toys for Tots. As we meandered up another pathway passing a row of orange trees we came across a jolly fellow in a big red suit! Santa!  Yes, we were able to tell Santa what was on this year’s wish list; we’ve been particularly good!

Tiger walking in a cage

Christmas in the Cages was truly enjoyed and we look forward to making it a tradition for our family or friends every year now.  It was a lovely time together and so good for our spirit, as we were surrounded by the beauty of nature and the spirit of Christmas!

Darice is a very active mother of a gorgeous daughter. Darice, enjoys a career in sales, surrounded by many friends and family; always taking on another opportunity for growing and networking. A people person who embraces trying new things, helping others, a social butterfly and enjoys cheering on her niece and nephew at soccer and/or volleyball games.
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