Where To Get A Christmas Tree Around the South Puget Sound
Looking for a Christmas tree farm around Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, or the greater South Puget Sound? Welcome to our list of tree farms recommended by our readers.
If you really want to rough it and head to the forest to cut your own tree, you can learn how here.
But, if you want something a little less rugged and a little closer to home? Read on for a list of places you can cut your own Christmas tree.
Note from SFM: Do verify information before heading out, as this is primarily a reader submitted list, and we have not confirmed accuracy of the info. We have provided links and reader comments!
Auburn U Cut Tree Farms
Looking for a great, old-fashioned feeling tree farm with friendly folks? Pfaff’s has reasonably priced trees, tons of down home charm, and an awesome Santa you can visit with for free after you get your trees! They don’t spray their trees or use gas powered equipment, either! You’ll be supporting a multi generation family farm when you pick out your tree here. Current pricing details and hours on their site. Opens the day after Thanksgiving and stays open through Christmas Eve.
Coates Christmas Trees in Auburn Many readers gave two thumbs up for Coates! Readers Morgan and Jennifer both shared that Coates has great prices, great people, and great trees! Betsy says the folks are very helpful and friendly. Coates promises you will be filled with Christmas cheer seeing all the decor and of course, Santa (on weekends-select hours)! Pet friendly as long as they are on a leash! Prices range from $35.50-72.50 with your debit/credit. Note the pricing here is by type rather than size, and there is a cash discount.
Maple Valley U Cut Tree Farm
Wilson Hill Tree Farm in Maple Valley is recommended by Dee who says We discovered this one last year — been in the same family 110 years! They have a lot of selection and a cute gift shop. Really easy to get to from Hwy 18. The website indicates they are open weekends from 9-4PM starting November 17th.
Edgewood U Cut Tree Farm
Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Edgewood A fourth generation family owned and operated Christmas tree farm located in Edgewood Washington. Offers trees that are 4 feet all the way up to 25. Types include Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, and Turkish Fir. 4 foot smaller tree all the way up to 25 footers! We have a variety of great looking Douglas Fir, Grand Fir and Noble Fir and Turkish Fir. Prices from 68.00-100.00 depending on size and type. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9AM to 4PM starting the day after Thanksgiving. No dogs, smoking, or chainsaws, please.
This farm does not treat their trees chemically, so it may be one to consider if that’s important to you.
Sumner and Orting Puyallup Valley U Cut Tree Farms
Abercrombie and Grinch – Stefanie says to look for the Grinch sign out front off Orting Highway/162. Traditionally, this spot has had great prices, but I’ve never been able to find an online listing. If you find this spot still open and can report back, let me know!
SnowShoe Evergreen Several readers recommend this one, which has a lot just for tot sized trees and a nice variety to choose from. There is a Kids’ Zone with smaller trees, an area to write letters to Santa (promised to get a returned response), as well as a few concessions. General season opens November 23rd M-F 10AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday 9AM-5; Fields close at dusk.
Red Barn Christmas Tree Farm You’ll find Red Barn at 119th and State Route 162 in Orting. You’ll see the Red Barn and a giant line of cars. Of the South Sound area farms this is the most, “Paloooza,” like of them. How you feel about sharing your tree farm with quite a few other folks will determine how much you like this spot. There is a little train you can ride out to your tree, a heated barrel fire, a gift shop, and some concessions. Reader Kristal reports that they accept cash only, so be prepared, although there is an ATM on site. Reader Lynn says that, “The big red barn is just full of beautiful wreaths, ornaments and all things Christmas! Our family couldn’t imagine Christmas without The Red Barn Tree Farm.” That’s a pretty great review, if you ask me! Note from SFM: I have never been able to find an official site or fb page for this post, so I’m going off their Puget Sound Fresh listing and reader reports. You may want to confirm details with them before you go. Traditionally opens the day after Thanksgiving.
Greater Pierce County-Eatonville, Summit Graham U Cut Tree Farms
Jo-El’s Tree Farm in Summit gets votes for great prices and a family run atmosphere, tucked away in Summit/Midland off of Hwy 512. Reader Cindy says she has never gone anywhere else! And, yes, they’re up and running again this year!
The Family Farm in Graham TBA? I don’t see info. on this for 2018 yet. Let me know if you have an update. This is a non profit that uses money raised from tree sales for charities.
Cox Family Farm in Eatonville Reader Angela says, “The family who owns it is so sweet and always remembers us. They have Santa on the weekends. You just take Meridian through Graham towards Eatonville and it is on the left across from a 76 station. We’ve been going for 6 years and will never go anywhere else!”
Ohop Ridge Christmas Tree Farm in Eatonville Reader Megan shares that she loves Ohop because they “take you on a tractor ride to pick the tree you want plus they have a Bon fire, hot coco, coffee and Santa. Plus they are super reasonably priced.”
Tacoma U Cut Tree Farms
Double Four Tree Farm in Tacoma has been open since 1981 and has over 20,000 trees to choose from! The u-cut trees sell out by the first weekend in December, so get there soon. Open starting Black Friday, weekends 9:00am-4:00pm. Weekdays, Tuesday-Friday 12-4;
Glenwood Christmas Tree Farm – Reader Rachel shares that Glendwood is “close to town (Tacoma) lots of choices, reasonable prices – a great family farm…. and the kids picked out, cut and carried the tree all by themselves (yes, it was small – but they were proud).”
Olympia, Lacey, Yelm area U Cut Tree Farms
- Sprouffske Trees is a new addition to our list! It’s in Rainier and recommended by reader Danielle for those of you near Lacey and Yelm. At the farm, you’ll find hot cocoa, hot tea and coffee, candy canes, saws, and free baling. You can drive (weather permitting) or walk to the fields.
- Schliter Farms is recommended by several readers. Solano wrote, “Santa was there yesterday and was talking with the kids giving them free candy canes (real white hair and beard) and taking pictures for free! Our tree was “our” perfect tree and at a very reasonable price including stand. They would shake your tree and drill a hole for the stand and put it on a net for free. Also there is a cute little shop and coffee shop with delicious fresh donuts. We had a great experience yesterday getting our special Christmas tree!”
Ames Christmas Tree Farm
Attention bargain hunters! All trees here are 35.00. Note that they do not seem to have any official web presence or fb page. This is the info. I’ve found, but I haven’t verified it, so go with your spirit of adventure! I can tell you that readers say they’re super friendly and have loved the price. 4115 Baker Ames Rd NE Olympia, WA 98506
Tallman Trees in Olympia – a family owned farm recommended by our readers!
I have also heard good things about Hunter’s.
Clydes and Dales has trees and horse drawn carriage rides select days
Gerrits Greens in Rainier is new to our list this year. Several readers said they were delighted to find this friendly, reasonably priced spot.
Gig Harbor U Cut Tree Farms
The Wreath Works in Purdy/Gig Harbor is where reader Stacey goes for beautiful trees!
Reader Amy left this tip on our Facebook page last year, “There are two small farms out in Olalla. If you follow Peacock Hill right up to where it ends at Nelson, you will start to see signs. They are small, family run, and remind me of Ketcham Farms on Fox Island. Still my most traumatizing Christmas memory – the day we drove all the way out to Fox Island to get a tree to find that Ketchams had closed.”
Thanks to all of our awesome readers for sharing your tips and your adorable photos!
For even MORE ideas, you might want to check out the Puget Sound Christmas Tree Association (yes, it’s a totally a thing!). Or, if you’re really adventurous, read our post on Cutting Down Your Own Christmas Tree from the Forest.
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