Where To Get A Christmas Tree Around the South Puget Sound
Yes! There are u cut Christmas tree farms open in 2020 despite Covid.
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.
A few spots have gone to precut only, but most are still offering u cut with some new safety precautions. Note that I have checked all these spots, but a few had not yet updated for this year. Things do change fast in 2020, so I thank you in advance for using the provided links to confirm details before you head out.
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! Note the pricing here is by type rather than size, and there is a cash discount. Covid update: Opening the day after Thanksgiving at 9am! No hay rides or prepared foods; masks must be worn when distancing is not possible.
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.
This year they are asking you to sign up for a pre selection and sale/pickup time slot. It’s pretty cool! As of this writing I see times starting the weekend of November 21st.
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
Open the day after Thanksgiving 2020
Open Weekends Only Friday – Sunday 9-4pm.
We provide saws, mats for your knees and twine. We accept cash or credit cards. Masks required at all times for everyone’s safety and peace of mind. Portable restroom and hand sanitizer on site. Please no chainsaws or unleashed dogs.
No professional photographers due to insurance liabilities for more information please email us. Masks must be worn at all times.
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 popular tree farm. Covid update: No u-cut this year, but there will be a variety of fresh cut trees straight from their fields and other fun.
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: This just might be the only tree farm in the area without a web site or Fb page. Here is the address:
Riverlook Farms’ Red Barn Tree Farm
119th and SR 162
Puyallup, WA 98374
Note that last year they ran out of trees early (tree farms don’t sell all their trees every year), so you may want to go on the early side or have a back-up plan (there are several other options nearby).
Covid update: A friend of the farm came by our Fb page and shared this message! We love our Fb fam! Again, keep in mind that this fun spot doesn’t have a website, so I have not verified this.
Hi! I just looked at your u-cut guide. I know the family who operates Riverlook’s Red Barn Tree Farm and they will not be operating the train or opening the gift shop this year, though they will open for u-cut on Friday. They will also have wreaths and garlands for sale. Masks required!
Greater Pierce County-Eatonville, Summit Graham U Cut Tree Farms
Jo-El’s Tree Farm in Summit CLOSED for 2020
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!” Note from SFM: I don’t see a particular Covid update. These dates and times are on their website as of this writing. Open Nov. 27 – Dec. 13 9am-4pm Opening day and weekends 12pm-4pm Monday-Friday
Ohop Ridge Christmas Tree Farm in Eatonville Reader Megan loves the friendly atmosphere and prices here.
Covid update: Welcome to the end of 2020 – finally!
For the 2020 season, we are following the CDC guidelines to keep your family safe and still offer you the Christmas tree tradition you have come to know and love here. Santa will be visiting us this year, and will follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing. Our Ohop Uber (the tractor ride up the hill to the Christmas trees) will be limited to one family per trip. We have “Tractorland” for our young customers (8 years and younger) to enjoy riding their own “tractor”!
Our retail shop will be open with gifts, snacks and beverages. We have beautiful, local, fresh and fragrant evergreen wreaths to beautify your front door. Cash/Credit or debit-no checks.
Tacoma U Cut Tree Farms
Double Four Tree Farm in Tacoma has been open since 1981.
For the safety of our staff and customers, all staff at the farm will be wearing masks, have their temperature screened daily and be practicing social distancing. Although our operation is outside, we ask that all customers wear masks. For this season only, all trees in the field will be sold during the pre-select period. (Weekends in November, prior to Thanksgiving). After Thanksgiving pre-select customers will call the farm in advance to arrange to pick up their tree. All trees will be cut by our staff the day of the pick up at no additional charge. For those who were unable to pre-select their tree, a large supply of fresh cut trees will be available for purchase.
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).”
Covid update: We will be OPEN for the 2020 season! November 27th, 28th and 29th December 4th, 5th and 6th CASH OR CHECK ONLY
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.
Schliter Farms is recommended by several readers who think it’s a great choice for kids.
Christmas at the Farm in 2020
Christmas Tree Season opens the day after Thanksgiving- November 27th- December 13th
Open daily from 9:00am-Dusk
Due To Covid-19 We Had To Make The Following Changes
*For everyone’s safety we are requiring masks in our buildings (Sweet Shack and Barns), this includes outdoors unless you can socially distance. No exceptions. We respectfully ask that anyone who is unable to wear a mask due to a medical exemption please ask a masked family member to take care of payment.
Sorry, no Santa visits this year. He will be back at the farm in 2021.
Animal viewing only. Sorry, no petting due to state mandates for agriculture u-cut operations. All other play areas are closed for our guests and staff safety. Wagon rides the trees will be kept at half capacity and santized after every ride. Masks are required to ride the wagon.
Hot Cocoa, Hot Spiced Cider, and Hot Coffee available on the weekends (sorry, no indoor seating due to covid restrictions). Cider donuts are available Friday, Saturday, and Sundays. Homemade Fudge is available everyday.Please be patient as guests will need to be spaced and socially distant during check out and to maintain 25% occupancy in the retail space.
Tallman Trees in Olympia – a family owned farm recommended by our readers, and they are open (per their Fb page) as of November 21st! Covid update: We say its never too early for Christmas. We are officially open for the Holidays. Open Daily 9-4 until December 23rd. Thanksgiving we will be closed of course.
Open for 2020 with extra precautions for safety. I have heard good things about this one.
Clydes and Dales has trees and horse drawn carriage rides select days. Masks required around the gift shop, food trucks, and trolley Season opens the 27th.
Gerrits Greens in Rainier is new to our list this year. Several readers said they were delighted to find this friendly, reasonably priced spot. 2020 update: Someone on the SFM fb page shared that they will not be open this year. I haven’t verified.
Ames Christmas Tree Farm
Note from SFM: I have never been able to find official info. on this one, and I don’t see anything for 2020 either, so go with your spirit of adventure and let me know what you find. This spot has had all trees for 35.00 in the past.
Gig Harbor U Cut Tree Farms
The Wreath Works in Purdy/Gig Harbor is where reader Stacey goes for beautiful trees!
COVID19 : We will be following all current Washington State COVID19 agrotourism requirements at the farm this year.
Some Things that will be different.
We ask that you wear a mask
Practice social distancing 6′ distancing where required.
We will not be serving food or beverages.
We will be limiting the number of customers into gift shop.
We also ask that you come prepared to tie your tree to your own vehicle. (Twine and ladders will still be available)
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. I have not yet updated that post for 2020, but the info. should be roughly the same.
You can read that post here.
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