In the Fort Worth area, Christmas tree farms are keeping this tradition alive with not just Douglas firs, but hot cocoa, games, and other holiday activities.
Here are 4 of the best Christmas tree farms to visit in the area:
1. Mainstay Farm
Hayrides, funnel cakes, zip lines, mazes, and a 100-foot-long Super Chute slide make Mainstay Farm much more than a place to swipe your card and chop down a tree. Located just 25 minutes from TCU’s campus, this Christmas tree farm offers both imported and farm-grown trees starting at $50, along with fun for the whole family. The farm also includes the Haymarket, a gift shop modeled after a milking parlor, full of holiday gifts like wreaths and garlands, along with farm-harvested honey and seasonal jams.
Open: Sat 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sun 1 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: 1004 W. Bethesda Rd., Cleburne
Cost: Free basic entry
2. Haynie’s Green Acres
You’ve most likely heard of the age-old debate over real vs fake Christmas trees, but for Haynie’s Green Acres, that story is old news. Here, visitors will have to decide not between real or fake, but colored or not colored. According to seasoned visitors, Haynie’s is the home of crazy-colored Christmas trees, ranging from blue, purple, pink and of course the classic snowy white. The farm also provides a complimentary petting zoo, hayrides and playgrounds, along with fresh apple cider and homemade bread for purchase in their gift shop.
Open: Tuesday-Friday 2 -5:30 p.m.
Christmas Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free entry
Where: 10405 Shannon Valley Drive, Crowley
3. 4D Farm
Despite being situated at about 40 minutes from the 109, 4D Farm’s unique experience of chopping down your own Christmas tree makes it worth the drive. At the farm, visitors can choose from Leyland Cypress or “Blue Ice” Arizona Cypress trees. After working, 4D also provides hayrides around the farm, as well as holiday cookies and cider in the heated County Store. Trees start at $45 for the first 7 feet.
Open: Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun 1 – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free entry
Where: 3900 Upper Denton Road, Weatherford
4. Fossil Creek Tree Farm and Nursery
Fossil Creek Tree Farm and Nursery’s eight-acre property caters to Christmas-time and everyday landscaping needs alike. This holiday season, fresh cut Fraser Fir trees arrived the day after Thanksgiving and visitors are encouraged to sip some complimentary hot chocolate as they browse through them for the perfect one. Fossil Creek also includes the option of flocking, a decoration process of spraying artificial snow to give your tree a more wintery and magical vibe.
Open: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; trees available until Dec. 24
Cost: Negotiated on site
Where: 7744 Blue Mound Rd, Fort Worth