Start your holiday season off right with a visit to a nearby Christmas tree farm. These farms near Austin offer fragrant fresh trees, hot cocoa and even hayrides for happy families. Scroll through and plan your holiday adventure!

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Evergreen Farms
Take a wagon ride out to the field where you can cut your own Texas-grown Christmas tree or pick a precut Noble fir or Fraser fir. Poles for measuring the tree and saws for cutting are all provided as well as the netting and rope for ease in transporting your tree. On the weekends, Evergreen Farms will have a campfire for roasting marshmallows and pine cone painting.

242 Monkey Road
Elgin, TX
Online: evergreen-farms.com

The Robinson Family Farm
This farm offers pre-cut Fraser Firs grown in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. Fraser Fir are preferred for Christmas trees because they have the perfect shape, rich dark green color, clean pine scent and ability to hold its needles after being cut. Handmade, fresh wreaths are also available for purchase.

3780 White Owl Lane
Temple, TX
Online: therobinsonfamilyfarm.com

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Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
This farm offers u-cut Virginia Pine and Leyland Cypress. A nice hayride will take you out to the cutting fields so you can begin your search. Someone will pick your tree up once you cut it, your tree will be shaken and baled and ready for its ride home. If you prefer Fraser Fir, those are imported from Wisconsin and available pre-cut.

120 Natures Way
Elgin, TX
Online: elginchristmastreefarm.com

St. Nick’s Christmas Tree Farm
Make a family memory just north of the fun town of Fredericksburg! Enjoy outdoor activities, hot chocolate, gourmet coffee or tea while you choose and cut that perfect tree for your family. Available for Choose-n-Cut are 4-10 foot Afghan pine, green Leyland Cypress and beautiful pastel blue Arizona Cypress.

12638 N. State Highway 16
Fredericksburg, TX
Online: texaschristmastrees.net

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Kristof’s Christmas Tree Farm
This six-acre farm welcomes guests to wander the fields in search of the perfect Virginia Pine to take home with you. All the cutting tools are provided. If you prefer a Fraser Fir from North Carolina, those are available pre-cut. Free coloring books are available for the kids and don’t skip on buying their famous beef jerky!

1741 CR115
Caldwell, TX
Online: texaschristmastrees.net

—Kate Loweth

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