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Shopping For A Christmas Tree in Tyler and Longview — Our Top Five Tree Farms

Seth W

It becomes the focal point of any room around this time of the year, your Christmas tree!  It can't be just any ol' tree either, it has to be “the one” because it's going to hold a ton of your special ornaments, be adorned with hundreds of twinkling lights and topped with the brightest star that a 110 outlet can supply power too!


 
 

When picking out that one special tree, what do you go for? A tall skinny one, the short fat one, the one that's been flocked or one that has a birds nest in it? Being in the piney woods of East Texas, there is no shortage of trees or places for you to chop one down at. So grab the kids, head off to the Christmas Tree farm and pick out that perfect tree. I've looked around and picked out 5 great places right here in East Texas for you to find that perfect, center of attention Christmas Tree! Not only do they look great, but with a live tree you've got an instant pine scented room freshener! A special thanks to Marcie Pink for contributing to this story.

 

Plantation Pines Farms

Opens Thanksgiving Day at 1pm Friday and Saturday 9-5:30pm; Sundays 1-5:30pm
 
 

Getting a live tree from Plantation Pine Farms is a great way to get back to the roots of the whole season. Take time to slow down and enjoy your family and the whole experience. You'll have fun with the Hayrides, Picnic Tables, Swings, Farm Animals. To help you out Hand saws are provided. Enjoy Hot chocolate, Fresh Wreaths, snacks, drinks, and lots of farm games. Don't forget to stop by the Gift Shop -- and most importantly don't forget the camera!

 

Watson Christmas Tree Farm

Opens the day after Thanksgiving (November 25th)
 
 

Every year Watson Tree Farm opens up their property for the public to come and experience the great outdoors and start their Christmas season with the purchase of their Virgina Pine. For your convenience and to save you a lot of clean up Darrell and Glenda Watson will due you the courtesy of shaking your tree to ensure the loose needles stay at the farm NOT at your house. The Watson Tree Farm has a great tree stand that will keep your Christmas ornaments safe (no dreaded Christmas tree toppling over stories this year).

 

Trail Creek Farm

Friday, November 26th - Wednesday, December 22nd Friday 11/26, Saturdays & Sundays - 9am to 4:30(last hayride) Monday through Friday - Noon to 4:30(last hayride)
 
 

Trail Creek Farm is a fun full-service "Choose and Cut Christmas Tree" farm located in Lindale, Texas. You'll have the choice of picking a Virginia Pine or a Leyland Cypress. Fresh wreaths are made from live Fraser Fir cuttings from North Carolina. To ensure safety you don't need to bring a saw -- Trail Creek Farms will cut down the "chosen" tree. This will be a great time to catch the Christmas spirit so don't forget your camera to record the adventure.

 

Danville Farms

Friday Nov. 25 9:00am Friday & Saturday 9:00am until dark Sunday 1:00pm until dark
 
 

Enjoy the much a waited "Christmas Tree" day at Danville Farms in Kilgore, TX. Feel free to borrow a saw and climb on the tractor-drawn hayride to get up close and find the "Perfect Christmas Tree" -- surely there has to be on out of the over 2,000 Virgina Pines! The "Danville Pit Crew" will shake your tree to ensure your house is only filled with the aroma of Pine not the Pine needles. Be sure to stop and select some of the beautiful garland and wreaths made daily by the caring staff.

 

Yesterland Farms

Opens November 25 Weekdays 1:00 pm til dark for tree purchases only Weekends 9:00 am til dark and activities run starting at 11:00 am
 
 

YesterLand Farm is a nostalgic step back in time -- it’s old-fashioned fun on the farm with a new twist! Yesterland is helping Santa kick back and relax before his big day. Santa will be helping East Texas children make sure their "Christmas Wishes" aren't lost in the mail by posing for photos for four weeks only. November 25-27 December 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18 Photos made between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm YesterLand is a whole day activity so plan accordingly -- make sure you allow enough time for Farm Zoo, Rubber Duck Races, play areas, Kiddie Western Play Town, use of the picnic pavilion. Santa Photo packages start at $17 with CD’s starting at $17.

 

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