It’s that time of year…it’s time for a good ol’ fashioned family Christmas and as we all know, that starts with trimming the tree! Things may be different this year, but some traditions, like decorating your home for the holidays, are here to stay. Support our local farmers by visiting a farm for your Christmas tree and other holiday decorating items including wreaths and holly, so you can deck your halls. Here is your 2020 guide to Christmas tree farms in Thurston County.

Beaver Creek Christmas Tree Farm

1647 Beaver Creek Dr. SW, Olympia
November 11 until sold out
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Weekdays by appointment

The Beaver Creek Tree Farm will be inviting families to come shop for the perfect Christmas tree by appointment this year during the weekdays, or just stop by during operating hours on the weekends.  This year they have noble, grand and silver firs. Be sure to check out their selection of handmade, fresh wreaths, which make great hostess gifts! Trees are $35. Call 360-790-2516 or message the Beaver Creek Facebook page to make an appointment. Masks are required while on the farm.

Black Lake Trees has plenty of pre-cut trees waiting for you this year, starting on November 21! Photo courtesy: Black Lake Trees

Black Lake Trees

62nd Avenue SW & Delphi Rd SW, Olympia
Open daily starting November 21-December 25: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Black Lake Trees will be pre-cut this year, due to COVID-19, but these will be fresh cut trees, not like those found on lots! You can choose a tree and they will load it for you into your car – you don’t even have to get out of the vehicle. This year they have as selection of Douglas firs and nobles. Visit the Black Lake Trees website or the Black Lake Trees Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Cetak Family Christmas Tree Farm

6448 41st Avenue NW, Olympia
November 27-29: 9:00 a.m. to dusk

Cetak Family Christmas Tree Farm is once again opening the weekend after Thanksgiving to sell the trees they have ready. This year they have nobles and some large Douglas firs. Prices are $8 a foot. After finding the perfect tree, check out their wreaths to hang in your home, at your office, or even your barn! Contact them on Facebook for more information.

Clyde ‘n Dale’s Holiday Trees & Gifts

10712 Tracie Court SW, Olympia
November 21: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 27-December 13 until sold out
Thursday – Sundays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Clyde ‘n Dale’s Holiday Trees & Gifts is a magical place in Thurston County to get your Christmas tree! Take the trolley pulled by Dutch and Bob to find that perfect Christmas tree, and then check out their amazing gift shop. It features handcrafted fresh wreaths and plenty of gifts from local artists and beyond. Tress are sold out for this year, but the gift shop will still be open December 5 and 6. On November 27-29 and December 5 and 6, they will have food trucks for you to get a nice warm snack will enjoying the holiday atmosphere on the farm.

Payment with debit/credit is preferred. Masks are required in gift shop, on trolley and around food trucks, but are not required in the fields. They have Fraser, noble, grand and Douglas trees, prices vary and can be found on their website. Follow Clyde ‘n Dale’s Holiday Trees & Gifts on Facebook for up-to-date information.

While Santa can’t stop in for a visit this year at the farm, you can get what’s on your list at the holiday shop at the Hunter Family Farm. Photo courtesy: Hunter Family Farm

Hunter Family Farm

7401 Yelm Highway Se, Olympia
November 27 – December 23
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Hunter Family Farm  is a great Christmas Tree farm in Thurston County if you want to see a variety of types of trees. They have Noble, Nordmann, Grand and Douglas firs, as well as Norway spruce in both u-cut and pre-cut options. While Santa can’t stop in for a visit this year, you can get what’s on your list at the holiday shop, which features decorated theme trees with ornaments and unique Christmas items for sale, beautiful noble fir wreaths, fresh cedar garland, tree stands and much more.

Masks are required in buildings and when you can’t socially distance. Saws will be sanitized after each use, but they are encouraging customers to bring their own bow saws. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the farm.

Mendez Tree Farm

10510 179th Avenue SW, Rochester
November 27-29, December 5-6, 12-13: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
360-789-4686

The Mendez Tree Farm has Douglas firs in sizes up to six feet. They will have free candy canes and hot chocolate for purchases. Cash or check only. Visit their Mendez Tree Farm Facebook page for more information.

Schilter Family Farm

141 Nisqually Cutoff Road SE, Olympia
November 27 – December 13
Daily: 9:00 a.m. – dusk

The Schilter Family Farm is offering u-cut and pre-cut noble, Fraser, grand, Douglas and Nordmann firs in a range of sizes from approximately 4-foot to 12-foot. Take a wagon ride to the field to pick out your tree and then check out their fresh wreaths and garlands, as well as other holiday decorations. Be sure to grab some cider donuts and homemade fudge too! Santa is not visiting this year due to COVID-19, but a lighted nativity is on display in the barn, making a perfect back drop for a family picture. The Schilter Family Farm shakes every tree and netting is available on request. This year they are encouraging visitors to bring their own hand saws, but will be sanitizing their saws between each use.

Beaver Creek Christmas Tree Farm has lovely wreaths that are sure to be the finishing touch on you decorating this year. Photo courtesy: Beaver Creek Christmas Tree Farm

Sprouffske Tree Farm

14020 Finian Road, SE, Rainier
November 27-December 11
Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sprouffske Tree Farm has noble, grand and Douglas Christmas trees waiting for you to cut. Since it’s a growing year for some of these, they have a large selection of Douglas, but are limited on Grands and Nobles, so head there early if you have a particular kind of tree in mind. This year, due to COVID-19, their indoor tree shoppe will be closed to customers. But never fear, they will still have wreaths outdoors for sale and check out will be outdoors too. They encourage customers to bring their own hand saws, though they do have hand saws available that will be sanitized between each use.

National Forest Trees

You can head to the woods to find that perfect Christmas tree, as long as you have a permit for our local National Forests. For Just $5 you can get a Christmas Tree Permit. Trees cannot be taller than 15-feet. New this year, permits are being sold online and are available now. Go to Recreation.gov to purchase a Olympia National Forest Christmas Tree Permit.

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