Where to cut and pick your own Christmas tree

There’s no Christmas tradition quite like picking out a fresh, live tree.


Haynie’s Green Acres is hosting the Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas.

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There’s something special about decorating your home with a real tree — whether that be the excitement of picking out the perfect pine for your space or the fresh, woody fragrance that fills your home. Purchasing a real tree also supports local farms, so it’s a win-win in our book.

Pre-cut trees

Optimist Club Christmas Trees, Farrington Field, 1501 University Dr., Fort Worth
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

This local shopping experience has been around for 69 years and offers fresh-cut trees shipped from the Pacific Northwest. The sales are the primary fundraiser for the Optimist Club of Fort Worth, which supports local programs for 1,200 children.

Fossil Creek Tree Farm, 7744 Blue Mound Rd., Fort Worth
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Choose between fresh-cut Frasier firs and Noble firs at this local mainstay. Before you go, shop the Haven Christmas Collection and spruce up your home with new holiday decor.

Haynie’s Green Acres, 10405 Shannon Valley Dr., Crowley
Hours: Monday-Friday 2-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Sunday 12-5:30 p.m.

The family-owned farm closed its fields this year due to the drought but you can purchase pre-cut northern Fraser firs and signature flocked trees in bright colors like white, red, pink, and blue. Bonus: The farm partnered with the Hallmark Channel for a weekend full of festivities with Santa, goodies, and holiday movies on Saturday, Dec. 3 + Sunday, Dec. 4.

Santa’s Christmas Tree, 6113 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Select a tree shipped from family-owned and operated farms in the Pacific Northwest. Three varieties are available including Douglas, Noble, and Grand firs. You can also pick any tree of the lot to have it custom-flocked to your needs.

Cut your own trees

Mainstay Farm Park, 1004 W. Bethesda Rd., Cleburne
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cut your own tree and find a handcrafted fresh wreath at this 70-acre park. Plan for a day full of activities including a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a Ferris wheel, a sledding hill + 30 other kid-friendly attractions.

4D Farm, 3900 Upper Denton Rd., Weatherford
Hours: Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Cut your own Leyland Cypress, Arizona Cypress, or choose a pre-cut Fraser fir that best fits your home. Afterward, jump on the tractor-pulled hayride and warm up with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies.

Sunset Hill Tree Farm, 2400 County Road 206, Alvarado
Hours: Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Find the perfect fresh-cut Fraser fir tree or choose and cut your own Christmas tree. Before you head home, check out the petting zoo, duck races, hayrides, and playground.

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