Here's where to cut your own Christmas tree within driving distance of San Antonio
Sure, you can buy a pre-cut tree from any local lot, or dust off that faux version in a box hidden somewhere in the attic. But there's something magical about the holiday tradition of going out into a field, finding the perfect Christmas tree and cutting it down yourself.
Whether you want to stay close to home or make it a family road trip, these spots within driving distance of the Alamo City are great places to start — or continue — the tradition of picking out your own live holiday tree.
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Pipe Creek Tree Farm
805 Phils Road, Pipe Creek, (210) 426-6191, pipecreekchristmastrees.com
Just a short drive to the Hill Country and you’ll be able to visit the land of “living Christmas trees.” This farm is open starting Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily so that Texans near and far can pick out and cut their fresh tree of choice. The folks here can cut the tree if you want them to, and they can also wrap your tree for the ride home. If you visit on the weekends, you and the family can also take a hayride!
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Mainstay Farm Park
1004 W. Bethesda Rd, Cleburne, (817) 295-6772, mainstayfarm.com
Located 25 miles south of Ft. Worth in Cleburne, Mainstay Farm Park is worth the road trip if you want to go all out on holiday fun. In addition to cut-your-own Christmas trees, on weekends the farm plays host to myriad activities, including visits with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Goat Scape Mountain, the Texas Big Wheel, Farmula 1 Trike Racing, a Christmas House and more. If you want to just grab a tree and go, the farm is open for tree sales sans activities on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Otherwise, Mainstay Farm Park's Christmas Adventure runs on weekends from Nov. 25-Dec. 17.
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High Star Christmas Tree Farm
19020 Becker Road, Hockley, (281) 255-9888, highstarfarm.com
Over in Harris County lies the High Star Christmas Tree Farm. The Houston-area attraction goes all out with plenty of trees and wreaths to take home, as well as wagon rides and a farm maze to enjoy while you’re there.The farm opens for the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 2.
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7705 FM 362, Brookshire, (281) 934-3276, dewberryfarm.com
Just outside of Houston there’s a cute farm where guests can cut down their own Christmas tree. There's no admission for tree shopping, but you can also purchase a Christmas Activity pass to get in on additional seasonal fun. This year's tree-cutting season runs from Nov. 25-Dec.11.
Oh What Fun It Is Farm
1030 Oak Ridge Road, Willis, (936) 441-1536, bullockchristmastreefarm.com
This Houston-area farm kicks off its holiday season on Friday. Nov. 25, and will be open Thursday-Friday from noon-5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. while supplies last.
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Devine Acres Farm
944 FM 2200, Devine, (830) 665-9730, devineacresfarm.com
A consistent spot for seasonal family fun, Devine Acres Farm doesn’t disappoint with its Christmas offerings. You and your family will definitely want to make this a tradition, since you can choose and cut your own tree, then stick around for lots of fun activities. After picking your prized plant to take home, you and the fam can partake in shopping for ornaments, pancakes with Santa and more from Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 2-4.
Old Time Christmas Tree Farm
7632 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, (281) 370-9141, oldtimechristmastree.com
Over in Spring you’ll be able to choose and cut your very own tree at this adorable farm. With pine and cypress trees to browse, it won’t be hard to select a tree everyone can agree on. You can even bring your pet for family fun as long as they’re leashed. The farm is open daily 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 19-20 and Nov. 25-Dec.11. Be sure to come early in the season for the best selection!
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Spring Creek Growers
23803 Decker Prairie Rosehl Road, Magnolia, (281) 259-8114, springcreekgrowers.com
A family-owned farm since 1921, Spring Creek Growers is all about offering family-friendly fun. The Houston-area attraction offers both Virginia Pine and Leyland Cypress trees, so you’ll be able to take home a beautiful tree that’ll complete your holiday decor. Be sure to visit inside the historic farmhouse where you’ll enjoy hot cocoa or spiced cider as well as shop around for themed decorations. The farm opens for the season on Nov. 19.
8919 Mustang Bayou Road, Manvel, (281) 317-0586, theholidayacres.com
Located south of Houston, Holiday Acres is just as festive as it sounds. Starting Friday, Nov. 25, Texans can make the trek to choose their tree on the farm, with weekly tree-cutting hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Double Creek Christmas Tree Farm
1288 Oakdale Loop, Livingston, (936) 967-3912, doublecreektreefarm.com
Located north of Houston in Livingston, this Christmas tree farm is open Fridays-Sundays Nov. 25-Dec. 11. In addition to cut-your-own trees, visitors can enjoy family-friendly activities including hayrides, a hay jump, a playhouse, bounce house, a fire pit perfect for s’mores and more.