Are you thinking about where you will get this year’s Christmas tree from? Maybe your family argues over which is better, Douglas or noble. Your kids probably want the tallest you can squeeze into your living room…unless they are more practical like Russ Griswold. Whatever kind and size of Christmas tree you are looking for in Thurston County, you can find it at a local Christmas tree farm near you this holiday season. Here is the 2023 guide to Christmas Tree Farms near Olympia and throughout Thurston County.
Clyde ‘n Dale’s Holiday Trees & Gifts
10712 Tracie Court SW, Olympia
November 11 and 18: open house and pre-tag tree sales
November 24-26, December 1-3, December 9-10 or until sold out
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2023 marks the 25th and final year for Clyde ‘n Dales Holiday Trees and Gifts. They are sadly closing after this year. They are asking the community to celebrate with them on November 24-26 with cake and cider, as a way of saying thank you to their loyal customers. Photos will be on display from over the years.
And of course, get your Christmas tree one final time from this local Thurston County Christmas tree farm. Choose from noble, Fraser, grand and Douglas firs. Attend one of their pre-sale days and tag your tree early! They also have a gift shop full of holiday décor and gifts that remains open on the above dates and times even if they run out of trees. For more information, visit the Clyde ‘n Dale’s Holiday Trees & Gifts website.
Christmas Valley Tree Farm
11540 183rd Avenue SW, Rochester
November 17 – December 24
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Christmas Valley Tree Farm in Rochester has a douglas, nobles, Nordmann, blue cork bark and grand firs, as well as blue spruces! After selecting your tree, visit the gift shop for holly and wreaths. Cash or check only.
Schilter Family Farm
141 Nisqually Cutoff RD SE, Olympia
November 24-December 10
9 a.m. to dusk
Schilter Family Farm Christmas trees in Olympia has noble, Fraser, Nordmann, grand and Douglas firs at their u-cut tree farm, in heights from 4 to 8 feet. They have netting, shaking and flocking available. They do have fresh-cut Christmas trees as well.
Be sure to check out their lighted nativity scene and their gift shop that offers hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Santa will be visiting the first two Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Take a ride on the wagon to the field on the weekend. No admission fees. For more information, visit the Schilter Family Farm website.
Hunter Family Farm
7401 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia
November 24 – until sold out
Weekdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
With a wide variety of noble, grand, Douglas, Nordmann, Norway and Fraser firs, the Hunter Family Farm offers both fresh-cut and u-cut Christmas trees. This Christmas tree farm in Olympia also has a holiday shop full of fun décor and gifts, tree stands, wreaths, garlands and more. Santa will be visiting the first three weekends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All trees are shaken and baled for their ride home. For more information, visit the Hunter Family Farm website.
Cetak Family Christmas Tree Farm
6448 41st Avenue NW, Olympia
November 24-26: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 2-3: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This u-cut Christmas tree farm in Olympia is opening Thanksgiving weekend for two weekends of fun! They have noble or Douglas fir. The Cetak Family Christmas Tree Farm also has fresh wreaths available. For more information, visit the Cetak Family Farm Facebook page.
Black Lake Trees
62nd Avenue SW & Delphi Rd SW, Olympia
Information coming soon – check back! For more information, follow the Black Lake Trees Facebook page.
Beaver Creek Christmas Tree Farm
1647 Beaver Creek Drive SW, Olympia
Information coming soon – check back! Follow Beaver Creek Christmas Tree Farm on Facebook for more information.
National Forest Trees
If you want to get your tree from the forest, all you need is a $5 permit. You can choose a tree from certain areas in Forks, Hoodsport, Quilcene, Quinault and the Quinault Special Management area. Fourth graders can receive a free permit. Limit of five permits per household and they cannot be over 15-feet tall. There are some other rules too, so be sure to read through the Recreation.gov site before you go. For more information, visit the National Forest website.