Nothing gets you in the mood for Christmas quite like chopping down your own Christmas tree. Just like the Griswold’s in Christmas Vacation, right? Thankfully, modern Christmas tree farms provide you with the tools necessary to chop down and transport your tree of choice. Many even offer you hot apple cider and other holiday festivities to make a day out of it – hopefully a little better than how Clark Griswold planned it. If you don’t feel the need to drive out to a farm and cut one down, there are plenty of local Christmas Tree farms that are sure to provide you with an adequate tree to take home and decorate.
Flower Mound Christmas Trees
5100 Cross Timbers Rd.
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Nov. 27- Dec. 25
Monday – Friday: 12 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
When the Flower Mound Pumpkin patch is not harvesting pumpkins and putting on a fall festival, they are working hard at providing quality Christmas Trees and a fun family experience. With a friendly, country atmosphere, courteous and helpful staff, and affordable prices, Flower Mound Christmas Trees is a great way to get in the mood for Christmas. Aside from their huge selection of trees, they offer lots of family activities including mazes, haystacks, sleigh-hay rides and much more.
3221 CR 2508
Caddo Mills, TX 75135
Nov. 25- Dec. 25
Hours: Nov. 25: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat. & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Mon. – Fri.: 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Although this is quite the drive from the Metroplex, Kajin Farms has the country appeal and Christmas experience that makes it worth it. Trees start at just $25, and you’re sure to have a fun time at their free Saturday events that offer donuts, apple cider, coffee and hayrides around the farm. They also host a breakfast with the elves event every Saturday at 10 a.m. for no extra charge. Kajin Farm is a family owned and operated farm offering Virginia Pines, Frasier Firs and potted Leyland Cypress.
CBS Insider Tip: Kajin Farm accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
Christmas Tree Wonderland
2007 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
Nov. 20- Dec. 25
Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Conveniently located in Dallas on Lowest Greenville, just a mile south of Mockingbird Lane, the Lakewood Garden Center transforms into a Christmas Tree Wonderland. Not only do they offer a wide variety of trees, you can also pick up all your décor including fresh garland, Poinsettias, wreaths, lights, Christmas Cactus, mistletoe, and more. They may not provide the family fun activities like many Christmas Tree Farms, but it’s a great place to pick up those last minute decorations and gifts.
North Pole Farms
5333 Forest Ln.
Dallas, TX 75244
Nov. 25 – Dec. 25
Daily: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat. & Sun: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Another conveniently located, Dallas Christmas Tree lot specializes in the highest quality Christmas Trees. They carry Grade A, flawless trees and sell all the Christmas décor you could possibly need to get your house that cozy holiday look. After picking up all your Christmas needs, stick around to enjoy some music, letters from Santa, and photos in the fun snowmen cutouts.
900 West Bethesda Road
Cleburne, Texas 76031
817. 295. 6772
Open weekends after Thanksgiving
Hours: Nov. 25: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
A short drive south of Fort Worth will bring you to Mainstay Farms, which offers three choose-and-cut varieties of Christmas Trees each year. A free ride on their covered tractor-pulled wagon will take you to the tree field with employees eager to help you cut down your own tree. A cute giftshop is located in an old milk parlor where you are sure to find meaningful gifts and décor. Be sure to visit this tree farm early, as last year they sold out of Christmas trees earlier than expected.
CBS Insider Tip: You won’t be able to cut your own trees in 2011 because of the summer draught. They will have a huge assortment of trees shipped in from North Carolina.
Lauren Kimmel is the Co-Founder of Dallas Moms Blog, a great resource for moms looking to connect to other moms, learn and laugh about motherhood, and discover all that Dallas has to offer. She is a wife to a musician and a mother to a bouncing baby boy.