One of of my most favorite places every year is a Christmas Tree Farm. I can close my eyes and see it, smell it, and can take myself there in my dreams.
Since we live in Texas, Christmas Tree farms are not on every corner but I found a few for you to check out!
Where: 8843 Coleman Blvd., Frisco
When: Nov. 18, 2022, lot open daily until sell-out: 5–9pm Monday–Friday, 9am–9pm Saturday and noon–8pm Sunday
What to know:Frisco Square’s holiday festivities with Santa visits, ice skating, nightly lights shows and a Christmas Tree Lot!
Cost: Prices vary; a portion of the sales benefits the Scout Group 51’s campouts and activities.
Where: 1004 W. Bethesda Road, Cleburne; about 25 minutes south of Fort Worth (look for the half-buried ranch wagon.)
When: Opens Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 from 10am–5:30pm; open Saturdays 10am–5:30pm and Sundays 11am–5:30pm through Dec. 17. Open for tree sales only from 4–6pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays.
What to know: Head to Mainstay Farm not only for a fresh Blue Ice tree (they provide the saws) but for a full day of festivities. There you’ll meet Santa and Mrs. Claus enjoy 30-plus attractions, like the tubing hill, jumping pillow, pedal karts and a Ferris wheel.
Don’t forget to visit Haymarket, a milking parlor-turned-gift shop that houses unique and handcrafted items including fresh wreaths, garlands and greenery. The full food menu available and indoor restrooms are huge pluses, too.
Cost: Admission tickets required: $24.95 online, $29.95 at the gate. Additional cost for some activities. Blue Ice trees in the field are pre-tagged and priced according to size and grade.
Contact: 817/295-6772; email@example.com
Where: 3221 CR 2508, Caddo Mills; about 15 miles northeast of Rockwall (look for the alligator sign)
When: Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 until sell-out
Open Friday–Sunday 9am–5pm; Tuesday–Thursday 3–5pm; closed Mondays
What to know: Let the Christmas times roll at KaJiN (pronounced Cajun) Farm, where you can cut your your ideal Christmas tree (Virginia Pines or Arizona Cypress) or select a precut Fraser fir, originally grown and driven in from North Carolina. The family who runs the farm also makes wreaths on-site from the very same fir trees and offers much more family fun entertainment to merit a day-long visit.
Here you can collect complimentary Mardi Gras beads (a nod to the family’s time spent living in New Orleans) and spend an afternoon playing a round of cabbage ball (New Orleans-style baseball, no gloves) in the field, say hello to the sweet mini horse named Lady, and ride the mini train or hayride around the property.
Cost: Free admission. Price as marked for imported Fraser firs. Prices vary for trees based on height, which go up to 14 feet, and as small as 3 feet for tabletops.
Contact: 903/217-2679; firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: 3900 Upper Denton Road, Weatherford; about 40 minutes west of Fort Worth
When: Opens Saturday Nov. 26, 2022 and weekends until sell-out: Saturday 9am–4pm; Sunday 1–4pm
What to know: Venture out to 4D Farm to cut your own Leyland Cypress or “Blue Ice” Arizona Cypress or choose a pre-cut Fraser fir. Check out their website for their advice on selecting the ideal size tree for your home and care instructions for the tree that will help it last through the holiday season.
After doing the hard work, hop on the tractor-pulled hayride, or shop the artisan market, and warm up in the store with complimentary hot cocoa and cookies.
They also welcome guests to bring their own photographer for a family photo session at the tree farm. Reach out to make a reservation.
Cost: Free admission. Tree pricing varies by size.
Contact: 817/313-2914, email@example.com
Where: 10405 Shannon Valley Drive, Crowley; about 30 minutes south of Fort Worth
When: Opens Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 from 10am–5:30pm and open daily until sell-out; Monday–Friday 2–5:30pm; Saturday 10am–5:30pm; Sunday noon–5:30pm.
What to know: The fields at this family-owned farm are closed due this year’s drought, but they still offer a selection of their signature flocked trees—available in bright colors like white, red, purple, pink, blue and black—and precut firs. Trees generally range from 4 to 12 feet.
Come to see Santa from 2–4pm on Nov. 26–27 and Dec. 3–4. On all weekends, you’ll enjoy the hayrides, play on the swings near the picnic tables, and shop the gift shop for ornaments and handmade wreaths. Book online to reserve the farm for a family photo session.
Cost: Free admission. Prices vary by size.
Contact: 817/297-3970; firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: 5054 Hwy 69 South, Greenville; about one hour northeast of Dallas
When: Open Nov. 18–Dec. 18, 2022; Monday–Friday 2–7pm; Saturday–Sunday 10am–7pm
What to know: Keep warm with complimentary hot cider while you choose and cut a Virginia pine (usually up to 12 feet tall) and select a pre-cut tree at this rustic, country farm.
This year Kadee Farms adds a walk-through trail of lights, which opens daily at 5:30pm. You’ll stay warm with hot chocolate and hot apple cider, s’mores over the fire pit. JP‘s Grill is open every weekend.
Cost: Free admission for tree farm; lights trail is $8 per person; under 4 free.
Contact: 903/413-3811; email@example.com
Where: 14728 Songbird Lane, Haslet, about 20 miles north of Fort Worth
When: The day after Thanksgiving until either Dec. 23 or sell out. Monday–Thursday 6–8pm, Friday–Saturday 10am–8pm, closed Sunday.
What to know: This family-run farm offers 5 to 9-foot Noble, Nordmann and Douglas firs, imported from a farm in Oregon. Your best bet is to visit on Fridays or Saturdays between 10am and 6pm to visit with the farm animals—chickens, baby pigs, baby lambs, bunnies and a pony—inside their pens. To feed them, you can purchase feed for $1 per bag.
Be sure to stop for photos and a complimentary cup of cocoa at the Little Red Barn, and head inside to shop for farm-fresh items and handmade gifts from local small businesses. Then come back to Monroe Family Farm for baby animals in the spring and the pumpkin patch in the fall.
Cost: Free admission. See price range for trees and wreaths online at monroefamilyfarmtx.com.
Where: 15410 I-20, Canton; one hour east of Dallas, toward Tyler
When: Open Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 and weekends through Dec. 18. During the weekdays, YesterLand is only open for tree sales 1:30–5:30pm Monday–Thursday Nov. 28–Dec. 8.
What to know: There’s so much more to do. here after choosing a tree. Carve out a whole day for travel time and playtime at the Christmas Carnival’s corn maze, wagon ride, photos ops, and many more rides and farm attractions.
Cost: Admission tickets include the new Christmas lights experience: pricing starts at $22.95 online; $29.95 at the gate; free for children 2 and younger. Tree cost varies by height (ranging from 4 to 14 feet) for pre-cut Fraser fir, white pine, and Black Hills spruce.