The holiday season is a time for traditions and cutting down the annual Christmas tree is certainly at the top of the list. That’s why we rounded up our favorite places to score your family’s holiday centerpiece. From Charlie Brown-style saplings to White House-worthy grand firs, flip through the gallery for eight tree farms that offer cut-your-own trees and holiday extras like warm beverages, cookies and a jolly ol’ Saint Nick to keep the tots busy.
Best Tree Farm to Bring the Whole (Furry) Family
In the Christmas tree-growing business for over 30 years, McMurtrey’s Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm provides all the Christmas cheer—wagon rides, free cocoa and cider, candy canes for the kids, wreaths and other decorations for purchase—and lots of assistance getting that noteworthy Noble fir onto your car! You cut it (with saws they provide) and if you (and your tree) need a lift back to the bailer, just hop onto the wagon and go for a ride. If you’re not in the mood for a trek through the forest to find your Douglas-fir, pre-cut trees are also available. And the best part? Mopsey doesn’t need to mope in the car—your furry family members are welcome on leashes. Happy Howlidays!
Good to Know: McMurtrey’s Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm sells Noble, Grand, Douglas and Fraser firs. U-cut trees usually sell out quickly (last year they were gone by early Dec.), but the farm brings in beautiful pre-cut trees weekly, so you're guaranteed a fresh one. And the farm will sell some of them for the same price as the u-cut trees.
Open: Nov. 24, 2017–TBD (dependent on inventory, check their Facebook page for updates)
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
photo: McMurtrey’s Farm Facebook page
Where is your family’s favorite place to cut down your Christmas tree? Tell us in the comments below!
— Erin Cranston & Kristina Moy