The end of October is almost here, and as soon as I put all my Halloween decorations away I will be in full-blown holiday mode. While I will wait until the Friday after Thanksgiving to put my Christmas decorations up, I promise you that from November 1st through December 31st I will have nothing but Christmas on my brain and in my heart.

2022 Opening Day at Williams Tree Farm

If you too are already busy planning your holiday fun to-do list, I'm sure a trip to Williams Tree Farm in Rockton, Illinois is already on it. My family typically goes there in early December, but now I will be penciling it on the calendar a few weeks earlier. Here's why...


Now, since I'm usually a go-to-tree-farms-in-December kind of gal, I don't know if Williams Tree Farm's 2022 opening day is taking place a bit earlier than in past years. What I do know is that this year's big day will be PACKED full of fun your family has to be a part of!

Jack Pine Fun Color Run/Walk at Williams Tree Farm

If you want to add even more color (and fun) to your holiday season, participating in the Jack Pine Fun Color Run/Walk at Williams Tree Farm is a must-do! This 5K walk/run will take place on the grounds and trails surrounding Williams Tree Farm is non-timed and perfect for all ages. Here's a description of what's in store from Williams Tree Farm's website;

 At each kilometer mark, Color Runners are doused from head to toe in a different colored powder. Participants are encouraged to wear their best "Jack Pine Lumberjack" outfit or white at the starting line and finish the race plastered in color.

The Lumberjack Party will kick off right after the 5K is finished, so you better clear the whole day for having fun at Williams Tree Farm. For more information on signing up for the Color Run and other Opening Day events, visit

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