Christmas Tree Farms
The best farms for families near Dallas-Fort Worth
Words Carrie Steingruber, Photography ISTOCK
Published November 2016
Updated December 19, 2018
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If you don’t have the glorious scent of pine filling your home already, then make a day of it and choose a tree from a local Christmas tree farm. We’ve compiled our 2016 list (and checked it twice) of the best local tree farms, so corral your family for a day of holiday excitement and adorable photo ops. 
4D Farm
Dates: Nov 29 ’til the trees run out
Hours: Sat 9am–4pm; Sun 1–4pm
Tree prices: $45 for the first 7 feet, $8 per foot over 7 feet
Cost: Free admission
Activities: Join 4D Farm to cut your own Leyland Cypress or “Blue Ice” Arizona Cypress before they run out — which may be as early as the second week of December. After doing the hard work, hop on a tractor to enjoy the farm by hayride, or warm up in the store with complimentary cookies and cider. Outside food welcome, but please leave pets at home.
Where: 3900 Upper Denton Road, Weatherford
Get more info: 817/313-2914

Haynie’s Green Acres
Dates: Nov 25 ’til the trees are gone
Hours: Tues thru Fri 2–5:30pm; Sat 10am–5:30pm; Sun 12–5:30pm..
Tree prices: $69 for 6 foot Fraser
Cost: Free admission
Activities: Just 20 minutes south of Fort Worth is Haynie’s Green Acres, home of crazy-colored Christmas trees (we’re talking teal, purple, pink and white) as well as regular pre-cut firs while their fields are recovering from the drought. Kids will have fun on the hayride, tree swings and petting zoo, you’ll enjoy warming up with complimentary cider or coffee. Bring a picnic and check out the gift shop for ornaments, wreaths and homemade bread for purchase.
Where: 10405 Shannon Valley Drive, Crowley
Get more info: 817/297-3970

Kadee Farm
Dates: Nov 25–Dec 23
Black Friday hours: 10am–6pm
Regular hours: Mon–Fri 2:30–6pm; Sat–Sun 10am–6pm
Tree prices: Start at $40 for Virginia Pine and Fraser Fir; $41 for Douglas Fir; $55 for Noble Fir
Cost: Free admission
Activities: Sip some complimentary apple cider while you choose and cut your tree in the rustic country setting of Kadee Farm an hour east of Collin County. While you relax with foodstuffs at a picnic table or browse the gift shop for Christmas goods and handmade wreaths, your kids can have fun on the maze, hay jump, playground, petting corral and swinging tree (a huge pecan tree decked with swings).
Where: 5054 Hwy 69 South, Greenville
Get more info: 903/883-3279

KaJiN Farm
Dates: Nov 25–Dec 21
Regular hours: Mon–Fri 10am–dark; Sat–Sun 9am–dark
Tree prices: $8.50 a foot for Virginia Pines, Arizona Cypress and Afghan Pines; price as marked for imported Fraser Firs
Cost: Free admission
Activities: Laissez le bon temps rouler at KaJiN Farm, where you can choose and cut a Christmas tree, play a round of cabbage ball and collect Mardi Gras beads all in one day. You’ll want to browse New Orleans and Texas goods at the gift store, and the kids will want to play tetherball, ride the train, visit the Sassy the Pig and climb on the Jessie B, a boat-turned-playground. Attend Breakfast with the Elves at 9am on select Saturdays for donuts and a seasonal skit. Hot cider is always on tap.
Where: 3221 CR 2508, Caddo Mills
Get more info: 903/217-2679

Lone Star Pines
Dates: Nov 25- Dec 18
Regular hours: Sat–Sun 9am–dark
Tree prices: $7 per foot when you cut your own
Cost: Free admission
Activities: Ride a hayride wagon out to the fields to cut your tree, then grab concessions and free coffee or cider and relax in the picnic area. Be sure to bring your camera; Santa will be at the farm for photo ops beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Before you go, browse the gift shop for fresh wreaths and other holiday décor.
Where: 10706 CR 350, near Terrell
Get more info: 972/524-1333

Mainstay Farm
Dates: Nov 25 ’til the trees are gone
Regular hours: Sat 10am–5:30pm; Sun 1–5:30pm
Tree prices: $50 and up for all varieties
Cost: Free admission; some attractions cost extra
Activities: Head to Mainstay Farm for hand-dipped ice cream, coke floats, funnel cakes and other goodies from the Filling Station, plus attractions like the 100-foot-long Super Chute Slide, Flying Fox ride, Pedal Kart racetrack, duck races, hayrides, swings, jumping pillow, mazes and more. And don’t forget to visit Haymarket, a milking parlor-turned-gift shop that houses unique and handcrafted items along with fresh wreaths, garlands and greenery. Indoor restrooms are a plus.
Where: 1004 W. Bethesda Rd., Cleburne (5 miles south of Burleson; look for the half-buried ranch wagon)
Get more info: 817/295-6772

McNew Star M Plantation
Dates: Nov 25 til the trees are gone
Black Friday hours: 10am–dark
Regular hours:  Fri 3pm–dark; Sat–Sun 10am–dark
Tree prices: $25 and up for Virginia Pine; $50 and up for pre-cut Fraser Fir and Concolor Fir
Cost: Free admission; some attractions cost extra
Activities: Browse the gift shop for ornaments and other décor while the kids take a train ride, get their face painted, romp on the playground and complete the Nature Trail Game. Hot chocolate, ice cream and other concessions are available, but you’re welcome to bring a picnic.
Where: 2914 Highway 276 West, Quinlan
Get more info: 903/356-2195

Sunset Hill Tree Farm
Dates: Nov 25–till the trees are gone
Regular hours: Sat–Sun 8am–5pm
Tree prices: $58 and up for a 6 foot pre-cut Fraser Fir
Cost: Free admission except Saturday night after Thanksgiving ($7 per person)
Activities: Join Sunset Hill Farm on Saturday night after Thanksgiving for Olde Tyme Christmas. Take a caroling hayride and watch actors play out the nativity. Then hang around for live music, horseback rides, a kiddie train and a bounce house, plus wreath-making demonstrations and a Christmas store. On other days, admission is free, so check out the farm zoo, duck races, hayride and playground. Concessions are always available, or feel free to bring a picnic.
Where: 3400 CR 206, Alvarado
Get more info: 817/944-8292

Wintergreen Christmas Tree Farm
Dates: Nov 25–Dec 23
Regular hours: Tues–Fri 2–5pm; Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 11am–5pm
Tree prices: $8–$10 per foot for choose-and-cut Virigina Pine, Afghan Pine, and Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress is $11/foot; $65 and up for pre-cut Fraser Fir; $80 and up for pre-cut Noble Fir
Cost: Free admission; $5 for activity wristband
Activities: Hop on board a free hayride at Wintergreen Farm out to 13 acres of trees to choose and cut the perfect centerpiece for your living room. And take your time – there’s also a train ride, bullhorn ring toss and playground for the kiddos (and plenty of photo ops for you). Cold drinks available on-site.
Where: 2907 FM 121, Van Alstyne
Get more info: 903/364-2832

YesterLand Farm
Dates: Nov 25–Dec 18
Regular hours: Weekdays 1pm–dark (tree purchases only); weekends 9am–dark with activities beginning at 11am
Tree prices: Choose and cut trees from the field $10 per foot, $39 and up for pre-cut Fraser Fir
Cost: Free admission; some attractions cost extra; $15 Christmas Amazement Pass for unlimited rides
Activities: Choose and cut your own Texas-grown Christmas tree at YesterLand Farm in Canton, then go on a wagon train ride, visit the farm zoo, race rubber ducks, bounce around on the playground – and that’s just the complimentary stuff. The Christmas Corn Maze and fair-reminiscent amusement rides cost a little extra. Bring your camera and a picnic basket if you please, but concessions are available (funnel cake, anyone?).
Where: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton
Get more info: 903/567-2255

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