There’s nothing quite like picking out the perfect tree for Christmastime. Roaming through the tree farm can truly feel like an adventure. Want to get your family in on that adventure this season? Check out our list of some of the best Christmas tree farms around town.
Editor’s note: Call or check the venue’s website as hours, pricing and COVID-19 requirements are subject to change.
4 CeeSons Christmas Tree Farm // Caddo Mills
Where: 3223 CR-2508, Caddo Mills; 903/274-6387
When: Nov. 27–Dec. 13; Saturday 10am–5pm; Sunday 1–5pm
Black Friday hours: 10am–5pm
Cost: Tree prices vary; call ahead for details. Admission is free.
What to know: CeeSons Greetings! This family owned and operated farm features Virginia Pine, Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress and Afghan Pine. 4 CeeSons also has a gift shop with lots of goodies for you and your family—ornaments, wreaths, glassware—that will make this farm a one-stop shop!
Safety: Masks are not required on the farm.
4D Farm // Weatherford
Where: 3900 Upper Denton Road
Dates: Nov. 28 until the trees run out; Saturdays from 9am–4pm, Sundays from 1–4pm
Prices: $65 for the first 7 feet, $10 per foot over 7 feet; admission is free
What to know: 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.
Safety: 4D Farm has enhanced cleaning procedures inside the shops. If you want to stay outside, there will be outdoor payment options.
Haynie’s Green Acres // Crowley
Where: 10405 Shannon Valley Drive
When: Nov. 27 until the trees run out; Monday–Friday 2–5:30pm; Saturday 10am–5:30pm; Sunday noon–5:30pm
Black Friday hours: Nov. 27 10am–5:30pm
Prices: $69 for a 6-foot Fraser; admission is free
What to know: Just 20 minutes south of Fort Worth is Haynie’s Green Acres, the home of crazy-colored Christmas trees (we’re talking teal, purple, pink and white) as well as regular pre-cut firs (while the fields are recovering from the drought). Kids will have fun on the hayride, tree swings and petting zoo; and 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 .
Safety: Face masks are required. Haynie’s offers private or limited occupancy appointments during non-operational hours.
Kadee Farm // Greenville
Where: 5054 Hwy 69 South
When: Nov. 20 until the trees run out; closed Thanksgiving day; Monday–Friday 2–7pm; Saturday–Sunday 10am–7pm
Black Friday hours: 10am–7pm
Prices: Starting at $51 for Virginia Pines; $65 for a Fraser Fir; $110 for a Noble Fir. Other tree types are available. Admission is free.
What to know: 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 snacks at a picnic table or browse the gift shop for Christmas goods and handmade wreaths, your kids can have fun in the maze, hay jump, petting corral and swinging tree (a huge pecan tree decked with swings).
Safety: Some annual attractions are closed for the season. Masks are not required.
KaJiN Farm // Caddo Mills
Where: 3221 CR 2508, Caddo Mills; 903/217-2679 (Look for the alligator!)
When: Starting Nov. 27; Monday–Friday 10am–dark; Saturday–Sunday 9am–dark
Prices: $8.50 per foot for Virginia Pines, Arizona Cypress and Afghan Pines; price as marked for imported Fraser Firs. Admission is free.
What to know: 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 while the kids play tetherball, ride the train, visit the Elvis Piggly mini pig and climb on the Jessie B, a boat-turned-playground. (Pssst—we heard there’s a mini horse!) Hot cider is always on tap.
Safety: Masks are not required due to acreage.
Lone Star Pines // Terrell
Where: 10706 CR 350, near Terrell; 972/524-1333
When: Nov. 27–Dec. 13 & Dec. 19–20 if trees are still available (call ahead); Saturday–Sunday 9am–dark
Prices: $7.75 per foot when you cut your own; bailing included. Admission is free.
What to know: 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. Before you go, browse the gift shop for fresh wreaths and other holiday décor.
Safety: Lone Star has enhanced cleaning processes inside the shops. Masks are not required.
Mainstay Farm // Cleburne
Where: 1004 W. Bethesda Road (Look for the half-buried ranch wagon.)
When: Nov. 27–Dec. 19; Saturday 10am–5:30pm; Sunday 11am–5:30pm; Wednesdays–Thursdays 10am—2pm
Black Friday hours: 10am–5:30pm
Prices: $65 and up for all varieties. $25 admission; some attractions cost extra.
What to know: Head to Mainstay Farm for hand-dipped ice cream, Coke floats, funnel cakes and other goodies from the Filling Station. Plus, enjoy attractions such as 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 including fresh wreaths, garlands and greenery. Indoor restrooms are a plus.
Safety: Mainstay is asking all guests to social distance and strongly encourage masks when inside the indoor locations (and when distancing is not feasible).
McNew Star M Plantation // Quinlan
Where: 2914 Highway 276 West
When: Nov. 27 until the trees run out; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 3pm–dark; Saturday 10am–dark; Sunday 1pm–dark
Black Friday hours: 10am–dark
Prices: $25 and up for Virginia Pine; $50 and up for pre-cut Fraser Fir and Concolor Fir (visit the website for a $5 off coupon on any purchase of $75 or more). Free admission; some attractions cost extra.
What to know: 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.
Safety: Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged. Contactless payment and receipts will be used and all high-touch surfaces will be sanitized regularly. Off-peak hours are available for high-risk individuals.
Sunset Hill Tree Farm // Alvarado
Where: 3400 County Road 206
When: Nov. 29 until the trees run out; Saturday–Sunday 8am–5pm
Prices: $58 and up for a 6-foot pre-cut Fraser Fir. Free admission except the Saturday night after Thanksgiving ($7 per person).
What to know: 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.
Safety: As of Nov. 23, there are no restrictions. Masks are encouraged.
YesterLand Farm // Canton
Where: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton
When: Nov. 27–Dec. 13; weekdays 1:30–5:30pm (tree purchases only); weekends 9am–dark, with activities beginning at 11am
Black Friday hours: 9am–5:30pm
Prices: Choose and cut trees from the field for $10 per foot; $39 and up for pre-cut Fraser Fir. 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 and 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?)
Safety: Guests are not required to wear masks due to the farm’s acreage but are recommended indoors and places where it is not feasible. Social distancing is also encouraged whenever possible. Hand sanitizing and washing stations will be available for all guests.
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