It’s time to deck the halls, hang the stockings and trim the tree. But first, you have to pick that special family Christmas tree. Where better to do that than at one of Grays Harbor County’s very own, family-owned Christmas tree farms? Many of the farms have gifts and treats as well, so you may even want to visit more than one farm to really enjoy the season. Maybe buy a tree from one and a wreath from another, each will welcome you with open hearts and appreciation for your support.
447 Cloquallum Road, Elma
The Beerbower Xmas Tree Farm has 60 acres of beautiful trees waiting to be the focal point of your holiday festivities. Choose from alpine, noble and grand fir. You pick your tree and they will cut it for you. They have trees of all sizes, from 2 feet to 12 feet! After you pick your tree, stay and have hot chocolate, candy canes, cookies, and enjoy the blazing bonfire.
371-201 Middle Stasop Road, Montesano
November 23 – December 16
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – dark
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – dark
Hedlund Trees is a great stop for every family to see their 42-foot-tall inflatable snowman that the farm has become known for. At this u-cut farm, you have your choice of over 30,000 trees. Saws are provided and the staff will also help you for no extra charge. Types of trees include noble, fraser, nordmann, grand and Douglas fir. Kids receive free candy canes and they also have decorated wreathes and Christmas crafts for sale. Santa will be visiting November 23-25 and December 1, 2, 8, and 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hockett’s Christmas Tree Farm
Highway 12 & Timberview Lane, Montesano
Hockett’s Christmas Tree Farm offers they-cut services – you choose your tree and they will cut it! They have candy canes for children. After you pick your tree, shop their selection of wreaths, log reindeer, and log snowman. They have Douglas fir, grand, noble and nordmann trees.
950 State Route 105, Aberdeen
KC’s Christmas Tree Farm offers Danish noble and grand fir trees with both u-cut or they-cut services.
National Forest Trees
For the more adventurous, head into a National Forest and find, cut, and haul back your very own tree (just be sure you remember the saw so you don’t end up like Clark Griswold). Christmas tree permits cost $5, but if you have a fourth grader in your family, they can receive a permit for free. For more information, visit the National Forest website.