The smell of fresh pine needles and apple cider fill the air as you stroll a country farm looking for the perfect Christmas tree. Even if you’re a fake tree family, the experience is worth a trip outside city limits. Here are the best (and closest) spots. Click on the city links to see each farm’s distance from you.
Note: Personal responsibility is huge here, as it is with any public activities during this time. Please wear your masks, social distance, and stay home if you’re sick or have been exposed to COVID. Double check before you head to a location to be sure they’re still proceeding as planned.
Depending on how particular you are about finding a certain type of tree, you may want to call ahead to check stock. And if you’re shopping for a tree after the 2nd weekend in December, I would call ahead as well, especially before you make a long drive!
Sunset Hill Tree Farm :: Alvarado :: November 27, 2020 until Sold Out :: Open the Friday after Thanksgiving and then weekends only (8am-5pm). Cut your own or choose a pre-cut tree from North Carolina, but warning, “cut your own” trees often sell out the first weekend, so make plans early. November 28 is their Olde Tyme Christmas event with live music, a camp fire, a bounce house, kids horse rides, kiddie train and a farm zoo.
KaJin Farms :: Caddo Mills :: November 27, 2020 until Sold Out :: Cut your own tree or choose a North Carolina-grown, pre-cut Fraser fir. Make an afternoon out it it – take a hayride; visit Lady (the mini horse) and Elvis Piggly (the mini pig); shop the store; ride the mini train, and bring a picnic lunch or order something from the outdoor grill. Take photos with The Grinch on November 28, December 5 & 6. Children: $3, Adults: $5
Yesterland Farm :: Canton :: November 27 to December 13, 2020 :: We love Yesterland Farms any time of year, but especially when it transforms into a Christmas Playland (open weekends from 11am-5pm). Choose from several varieties of pre-harvested trees, or borrow a saw and cut your own. Greenery, wreaths, and flocking also offered. Plan to make a day of it at this spot – admission includes a bunch of fun activities and attractions including rides, a climbing wall, farm animals, pig races, and more. Dining options available or you can bring your own picnic. Find Christmas tree prices and admission info at the links.
Mainstay Farm Park :: Cleburne :: November 27- December 19, 2020 (or until Sold Out) :: In addition to Christmas trees you can visit Santa, ride the Texas Tubin’ Hill Slide, make s’mores by the fire, and A TON more. Like Yesterland Farm, because this is a farm-slash-amusement park, they have an admission fee. See here for pricing deets and their FAQ (note the Christmas tab).
Haynie’s Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm :: Crowley :: November 27, 2020 until Sold Out :: Sizes range from 4 to 12 feet. They also have free hayrides; free cider and coffee; farm games; and flocked trees, including white, red, purple, pink, black, & blue ones. Kids get a free coloring book and mini candy cane. Bring a picnic lunch to the picnic area!
Elves Farm :: Denison :: November 27 to December 24, 2020 (or until sold out) :: This farm is located just north of Sherman on 75. Cut your own or choose from pre-cut. They provide free apple cider or coffee, a maze for the kids, farm zoo, crafts & gift shopping, and picnic areas. Each tree is individually priced. Here’s more info on their tree types and on pricing questions.
Kadee Farm :: Greenville :: November 20 to December 24, 2020 :: You’ll find this farm about an hour East of Dallas. They have Virginia Pines for you to cut yourself along with a selection pre-cut fir trees and natural wreaths & garlands, plus free hot cider, hay rides, maze, hay jump, and farm zoo for the kids. Tree pricing information on their site.
Radde Tannenbaum Farm :: Meridian :: November 27, 2020 until Sold Out :: Open daily, not just weekends and specializing in the Eldarica (Afghan) pine, which they say has staying power to hold needles the entire holiday season when properly kept. They also have North Carolina-grown pre-cut trees. See link for pricing. Free coffee or punch, plus free coloring books, and a cookie or mini candy cane for the kids.
4D Farm :: Weatherford :: November 28, 2020 until Sold Out :: Cut your own, have them cut it for you, or choose a pre-cut variety. In addition to trees you can go on a hayride, play farm games, eat homemade cookies, and sip on hot cocoa or apple cider.