Looking for a Christmas tree farm around Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, or the greater South Puget Sound?
Let’s face it: There are a lot to choose from, but what you really want is one a fellow parent would recommend. Ta-dah! Here’s a list, straight from Sounds Fun Mom Facebook 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 more close 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!
South King County
Featured sponsor: Yes! They’re still open!
- Open through the 24th!! Featured Sponsor: Pfaff’s in Auburn 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. You can read our full review of Pfaff’s here. Current pricing details and hours on their site. You’ll also be glad to know they stay open all season!!
- 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! Pet friendly as long as they are on a leash! Prices range from $29.50-$69.50. Note the pricing here is by type rather than size, and there is a cash discount.
- 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 with Santa. Really easy to get to from Hwy 18. Regular hours are 9-4 on weekends; Weekdays by appointment. Douglas firs 8.00 per foot. 10.00 per foot for Noble, Norman, Grand and Frasers.
- Abercrombie and Grinch – Stefanie says to look for the Grinch sign out front off Orting Highway/162. $25/any size Grand Firs. Pre-cut nobles are $50. I couldn’t find anything about this one online, so let us know if it’s still around, and you’re able to find it.
- SnowShoe Evergreen Several readers recommend this one, which has a lot just for tot sized trees and a nice variety to choose from. This is the tree farm our family would go to if we don’t make it to the forest. I think they’re a little pricey, but I’m cheap. The trees are beautiful, and the people are friendly. There is a Kids’ Zone with smaller trees, an area to write letters to Santa (promised to get a returned response), and face painting on select dates for 5.00, as well as some concessions.General season opens November 24th. 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!
Greater Pierce County-Puyallup, Graham, Beyond
- Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Edgewood We are a three generation family owned and operated Christmas tree farm located in Edgewood Washington, near Sumner, Federal Way and Puyallup Valley. You will love our tree farm, it’s environment and Christmas tree quality can’t be beat! We are a family friendly Christmas tree farms that offers 4 foot smaller tree all the way up to 20 footers! We have a variety of great looking Douglas Fir, Grand Fir and Noble Fir. This farm does not treat their trees chemically, so it may be one to consider if that’s important to you.
- 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 Updated-Now sold out/closed for 2017
Reader Tom shares that The Family Farm is a non-profit which uses the donations to fund local charity Kids Out of Cars and the annual Feed My Starving Children food packing event at the fair. This year’s days and times are November 24th-26th and December 2nd and 3rd from 9AM-4PM Find the farm at 27901 86th Ave E in Graham and call 253.961.3379 with questions. Note-I would look at this as buying a tree with the money going to a good cause. I would not look at this as a chance to get a bargain tree. You’re welcome to tell me if you think I’ve got that wrong; I just want folks to have the right idea. 🙂
- 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 and you can take your picture with him for a small donation to the Bethel High School equestrian team. 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!” Open November 23rd-December 9th 9AM-4:30PM weekends and 12pm-4:30PM Monday-Friday. Santa visits Nov. 24th and 25th, December 1st and 2nd and December 8th and 9th from 10AM-3:30. A photographer will be on hand.
- 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; Closes December 16th
- 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).”
- 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.” Open 9-dusk beginning the 24th; closes the 17th
- 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 Yelp 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. We also have fresh fir wreaths and swags in various shapes and sizes for sale. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Click through our website (www.sprouffsketrees.com) to find all the info you need to know about selecting and caring for your tree. Do you have questions? Click over to the Info and Directions page to find your answers. Sprouffske Trees is open for the Christmas season starting the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29th) through Tuesday, Dec. 24th. Come by between 9 am and 4 pm to find your tree!.
- 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!” Schliter has lots to offer including a lighted nativity int he 140 year old barn! You can also take a hayride out to the Christmas Tree Forest. Located in Olympia, Schilter is open the day after Thanksgiving through December 17, 2017 from 9:00am til dusk daily.
- TBA? This is one that was a bargain hunter’s favorite, but I can’t find a current fb page for them. Ames Christmas Tree Farm is recommended by bargain lovers, and all trees are priced at $25! Cash or check only and bring your own saw. If you need help, the reader Jennifer reports that the folks at Ames are very friendly! Located in Olypia, and open Black Friday and through the season, 8:00am to dusk. Be sure to call 360.357.3155 if you have any questions.
- Tallman Trees in Olympia – a family owned farm recommended by our readers!
- I have also heard good things about Hunter’s.
Gig Harbor/Peninsula Area
- The Wreath Works in Purdy/Gig Harbor is where reader Stacey goes for beautiful trees! Santa will be on site this year!
Our farm opens the day after Thanksgiving. Please stop by our barn for fresh custom made wreaths, ornaments or to say hello!
Hours: 9:00am to dusk 15384 Glenwood Road SW Port Orchard, WA 98367 USA (360) 876-0434
- 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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