SOMERVILLE — To spread the magic of Christmas from Scandinavia to India, Pumpkin Vine Farm will hold its Yule Goat celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the farm at 217 Hewett Road.

Pumpkin Vine Family Farm will hold its special Yule Goat celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the farm at 217 Hewett Road in Somerville. Sarita Roopchand, dressed as one of the farm’s resident Tomten, is with her Nubian goat Onyx. Photo courtesy of Pumpkin Vine Family Farm

According to a news release from Kelly Payson-Roopchand of the Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, in Scandinavian tradition, the Yule Goat brings presents to children at Christmas, accompanied by the Tomten, a farm gnome who looks after the well-being of the animals. This year, the Yule Goat is raising funds for underprivileged schoolchildren in Varanasi, India.

Come enjoy the farm’s free event, then pass on the gift through a purchase of a fundraising goat calendar and/or direct donation. The magic starts with a traditional Scandinavian story, followed by handcrafts and hot chocolate by the fireside.

Wear winter clothes and boots to enjoy a forest hike with the farm’s Yule goats, resplendent in their blankets and bells, and decorate a tree for the wild birds. Bring a sled if it’s snowy; the farm has sledding hills.

After a visit to the barn, browse the local crafts and farm-fresh treats at the farm’s holiday market.

For more information, visit pumpkinvinefamilyfarm.com, email [email protected] or call 549-3096.

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