Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it is a tradition among many Puget Sound residents to venture out and cut down their own Christmas tree. If you are looking for a fun-filled day of Christmas Tree hunting, these area farms feature a variety of trees, as well as other holiday activities for the whole gang. McMurtrey’s Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm
In the Christmas tree-growing
business for over 20 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. Your furry
family members are welcome on leashes. Open: November 29 – check website for last
Hours: 10 a.m.–8 p.m., daily13925
Redmond, Wa 98052
Facebook: facebook.com/RedWoodFarm Crystal Creek Tree Farm A one-mile
train track runs through Crystal Creek Farm’s fields and gardens, and although
the train may not be running while you’re there (they’re working on it!), the
farm’s train coach and flat car, as well as a kiln cart from 1895 will all be
ready for kids to climb on and push along the tracks, a perfect setting for
your holiday family photo. Crystal Creek owners Harvey and Janet Hawken have
been growing gorgeous Noble, Turkish, Nordman, and Grand Firs on 20 acres for
over 25 years, and Harvey hand trims all the trees himself. He tells us the
Turkish firs hold their needles til Easter—one less thing to clean up on
Hint: Check their website for
a $3 coupon off any tree. Open: November 29 – December 24
Hours: 9 a.m.–dusk, daily23604 S.E.
Maple Valley, Wa 98038
Facebook:facebook.com/CrystalCreekTreeFarm Trees ‘n Bees Although
this is the last year Trees ‘n Bees owner Carolyn Elliott will be selling trees
from her 20 acres of wild and wonderful farmland, the holiday spirit and
beautiful Douglas, Noble, Grand, Turkish and Corkbark Firs and Norway Spruce
(just to name a few) will all be in abundance at this natural farm. Trees ‘n
Bees offers a forest-like setting, where you and your family can wander through
the trees (ranging in size from 3 to 45 feet) and choose the conifer that’s
right for you—from perfectly pruned to wild and wonderful. The kids will love
the full snack and espresso bar serving free popcorn and cider, and you’ll love
the gift shop selling ornaments, handmade wreaths and honey right from the
farm’s namesake bees. Best of all, the kids’ area complete with coloring
supplies, toys and holiday movies is sure to cheer the littlest Grinch in your
family. Holiday Hint:
Mrs. Claus will be in the house on weekends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open: November 29 –
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.34747
162nd Ave. S.E.
Auburn, Wa 98092
Trinity Tree Farm:
destination includes colorful, covered train rides, complimentary hot
beverages, food stands serving espresso, hot dogs, kettle corn, nachos,
pretzels, snacks and refreshments and welcoming fire pits. Santa is also there
on weekends. Established in 1982 and nestled on 40 acres, this family favorite
farm has a vast array of beautiful u-cut and pre-cut Douglas, Grand, Noble and
Open: November 29
(open at 8 a.m.) – check website for last day
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.14237
228th Ave. S.E.
Issaquah, Wa 98027
Facebook: facebook.com/TrinityTreeFarm/ Christmas
This u-cut farm has a cozy log cabin,
complete with a roaring fireplace, and Santa will be visiting there every
Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to close. Besides that picture perfect
opportunity, Christmas Creek offers holiday hay rides, cookies, cider and hot
coffee in the log cabin, and a variety of 5 to 14-foot Grand, Noble, Fraser,
Shasta and Douglas Fir trees tucked into an idyllic Cascade Mountain and
Snoqualmie River setting. Open: November 29 –
Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.–dusk15515
468th Ave. S.E.
North Bend, Wa 98045
425-888-2099 or 888-534-TREE
Online: yourchristmastree.com Carnation
The Carnation Tree Farm land has been in
owner Roger Thorson’s Norwegian family for over 100 years, and his pride shows
in the beautifully restored Hjertoos House and barn located on his picturesque
24- acre farm. Douglas, Grand, Nordmann, Fraser and Noble Firs and Norway
Spruce up to 12 feet (with a few 30 footers in the bunch) are all available for
cutting, or take home a pre-cut tree and some garland, mistletoe or a wreath to
round out your holiday decorating. Weekends at the farm include fundraiser bake
sales by local organizations, kettle corn, complimentary hot cider and best of
all, visits from Santa and his favorite elf every Saturday and Sunday. There
will be a photographer there to take photos for a small fee. Open: November 29 –
Hours: Friday–Sunday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.31523
N.E. 40th St.
Carnation, Wa 98014
Online: carnationtreefarm.com Farmer Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm
Convenience and fun are the words of the
holiday at Farmer Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm in Arlington. Follow the signs
and the roads through the 32-acre farm, where you will be handed a saw upon
arrival, and instructions to drive until you see your perfect tree. You can
drive through the entire farm. Holiday music plays festively while you wander
through the fields, and all trees (with the exception of a small area behind
the house) are the same reasonable price (although you won’t know what that is
until you get there)! The staff will happily bail your tree and help you attach
it to your car, and then you can park in their large lot and enjoy
complimentary cider and hot chocolate, a bonfire for warming those chilly
tootsies, or grab lunch at the stands selling snacks, hot dogs, drinks and
piping hot kettle corn. Open: November 29 –
Hours: Friday-Monday, 9 a.m.–dusk12017
109th Ave. N.E.
Arlington, Wa 98223
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Farmer-Browns-Christmas-Tree-Farm U.S. Forest Service Have
you ever been on a hike somewhere in the beautiful Northwest and spied a
conifer that you thought would make the perfect Christmas tree? During the
holiday season, you can actually trek into your local wilderness to find that
tree! For just $10, the National Forest Service sells permits to cut down a
tree no larger than 12 feet in designated locations (maps provided when you buy
the permit). We suggest the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest for the
closest drive to your perfect pine – permits are currently being sold at
numerous Ranger Stations including the Snoqualmie Ranger Station in North Bend
(cash or check only) and the downtown and Alderwood REI stores. Check the link
below for station locations and hours, as well as u-cut details. Holiday Hint:
Depending on where you decide to go, prepare to pay for a parking permit in
Sno-Park lots. Ranger stations can answer any questions you have.
A natural setting
with over 55 acres of land and thousands of cultured Christmas Trees in
multiple varieties – Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Noble Fir and Grand Fir. The
“Kids Zone” field offers Christmas Trees that are just the “right size” for
your children to select. There’s a full range of concessions on the weekends
that can be purchased while you wait for your tree to come in from the field.
Many drink flavors are offered including Hot Chocolate, Peppermint and Eggnog
Lattes together with other special treats. Saws, shaking, drilling, and
trimming of your tree provided. Tree stands available.
November 25 – December 18
M – F: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 5:00pm
10716 State Route 162 East
Puyallup, WA 98374
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