In addition to the beginning of season-long holiday events like Enchant Christmas and the Christmas Ship Festival, the day after Thanksgiving is also when most Christmas tree lots and farms open for the season. Below (and on our Christmas tree listings page), we've compiled all of the places where you can get your own tree, whether you want a pre-cut one or you want to cut your own, accompanied by seasonal activities for kids and adults alike, including cider, gift shopping, and visits from Santa and/or his reindeer.
City People's Garden Store
The nursery offers Noble, Frasier, Grand, Douglas, and Nordmann Firs come winter, all of which come with custom stands. You can also pick up garland, wreaths, and lots of other holiday decorations.
El Centro de la Raza
Find your fresh, organically grown Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush at El Centro de la Raza's annual sale. They stock Nordmans, Nobles, and Douglas Firs in various heights. If you already have a tree, you can also purchase one to donate to the home of a low-income family.
Holy Rosary School
The Tree Lot Elves help a visiting Santa transform this church parking lot into a haven of pine-scented offerings, with a portion of proceeds benefitting local charities.
Visit this indoor nursery for their Reindeer Festival, where you can shop Christmas trees in natural shapes, in addition to a variety of seasonal plants, bulbs, arrangements, and other gifts like books, jewelry, and home decor, all in the decked-out "winter wonderland" indoor nursery. Plus, visit with Santa and his real-life reindeer, check out model trains, sip cocoa, and enjoy live music throughout the season. As far as trees go, they tout their "Spin and Pick" system (in which hand-selected trees suspended off the ground and "ready for a spin by the pickiest purveyor"), and, this year, are introducing a new variety: the "Burton Blue" Noble Fir.
SOUTH OF SEATTLE
Shop thousands of Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, and other Washington-grown trees at this nursery and market. Plus, check out the poinsettia room, take family photos with reindeer and Moses the nativity camel, sip on complimentary hot cider, and shop wreaths and other holiday decor.
Coates Christmas Trees
This U-cut farm emphasizes the Christmas spirit and family time, offering hot chocolate, cider, fires, visits from Santa Claus, and holiday decorations.
Crystal Creek Tree Farm
Crystal Creek provides saws for cutting down your own tree from among their 23 acres of Noble and Nordmann Firs, plus free rides from the parking lot to the forest on a picturesque train car, built by owners Harvey and Janet Hawken.
Papa's Tree Farm & Gift Shop
This 12-acre farm's range of services includes offers precut tree, fields for cutting your own trees, and the option to "point to the tree you want then let us do the rest." Whatever option you choose, don't miss the Christmas train, cute photo ops, gift shop, and free cider.
Pfaff's Old Time Christmas Tree Farm
Choose your perfect holiday tree from 30 acres of U-cut and pre-cut options, and pick up some festive wreaths and garland while you're at it. If you're lucky, you might encounter a sweet old yellow dog who lives on the property.
Three Tree Farms
Get a "true country Christmas experience" in the Cascade foothills as you choose from a large selection of pre-cut Nobles, Grands, and Nordmans. Before you head home, warm up by a fire and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and homemade blueberry muffins.
Wilson Hill Tree Farm
This farm provides saws, twine, and bailing materials for their U-cut trees, which include Noble, Frazier, Nordman, Grand, Silver, and White Firs. They also sell wreaths made onsite with fresh greens.
NORTH OF SEATTLE
Farmer Brown's Christmas Tree Farm
Take your pick of Noble Fir, Grand Fir, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce or Colorado Blue Spruce from 32 acres of farmland, and stay a little while to enjoy a bonfire, Christmas music, complimentary hot drinks, hot dogs, and wildlife-gazing.
Long's Christmas Trees
This 20-acre farm on the Snohomish River Valley offers Noble, Grand, Frasier, and Douglas Fir trees, which you can either cut yourself with provided hand saws or ask a staff member to cut for you. Before you strap your tree to your car, sit by a fire with hot cocoa, cider, and candy canes.
Get your Noble, Fraser, Grand, and Nordmann Firs from this pre-cut lot, which also offers ornaments and handcrafted wreaths adorned with winter berries.
You'll find many varieties of Fir trees both U-cut and pre-cut, as well as wreaths and gifts. Those who bring a canned food donation get complimentary hot cocoa.
EAST OF SEATTLE
These Firs are 100 percent organic, which means they've been grown without pesticides or herbicides. You can cut your own or have someone cut it for you.
Carnation Tree Farm
This Norwegian-owned farm has been open for 30 years. Stroll along its 16 acres for the ideal Douglas, Fraser, Grand, Noble and Nordmann Firs, or a Norway and Blue Spruce. They'll provide saws, and they shake and bail your tree for free upon purchase. Don't forget to stop by their barn to find holiday gifts, meet Santa, and buy treats from a bake sale.
Christmas Creek Christmas Tree Farm
This family-owned farm grows plenty of Noble Firs in their fields for those who want to cut down their own Christmas tree, as well as a selection of Oregon-sourced pre-cut Nobles for those who don't. Santa also pays visits to the farm.
Enchanted Winds Tree Farm
In addition to its wide selection of U-cut Firs (including Noble, Grand, Douglas, Fraser, and Turkish), which staff members will bail and tie to your car, this farm also features a gift barn with wreaths and garland, ornaments, hot cider, cookies, and visits from Santa.
Keith & Scott Tree Farm
At this cattle ranch, you'll find U-cut Noble, Douglas, Fraser, Turkish, and Grand Firs, as well as beef and lamb meat ready to reserve for Christmastime from their well-cared-for livestock. Visitors can also meet other farm animals, like ponies and chickens.
McMurtrey's Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm
Choose between Noble (whose spaced-out branches are good for hanging ornaments), Grand (known for their strong pine and citrus scent), Douglas, or Fraser Firs at this farm's U-cut field, and enjoy complimentary wagon rides, hot cocoa and cider, and candy canes.
MJW Holiday Tree Lot
Find fresh, locally grown pre-cut trees in a variety of shapes and sizes from this downtown Kirkland lot.
Mountain Creek Christmas Tree Farm
Hunt for your perfect Fir tree (as well as wreaths, ornaments, and gifts) at this U-cut farm on Mount Si.
Snow Valley Christmas Tree Farm
You're bound to find a Noble, Grand, Turkish, or Nordman Fir that suits your fancy—this 100-acre farm claims to supply over 28,000 in their U-cut fields. They also sell gifts, wreaths, and ornaments.
Trinity Tree Farm
Grab a hand saw and explore 40 acres of Douglas, Grand, Noble, and Fraser Firs. Before you head out, take advantage of complimentary hot cocoa, train rides (for kids), food stands, and fire pits.
WEST OF SEATTLE
The Wreath Works
If your holiday wreath is just as important to you as your Christmas tree, you'll find plenty of great offerings here. Their Noble wreaths are made on site, and their fields boast lots of Fir and Spruce trees. Plus, they have hot cocoa, cider, and a real-life Santa in their gift shop.