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7 great Christmas tree farms in and around Austin

Where to day-trip for fun fir and more holiday merriment

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As always, you are welcome to celebrate the winter holidays in any way you choose, or not at all. If that means rolling up to the H-E-B Curbside pickup and having a precut, prewrapped Christmas tree tossed in the back of your truck, or assembling your heirloom midcentury aluminum one again, so be it.

If, on the other hand, you want to get in the solstice-y spirit a bit more, there are plenty of nearby places where you can get some fresh air, get some fresh air, and just generally get entertained by doing the lumberjack thing (kinda) and cutting your own dang tree and hauling it home to festoon.

If that’s the case, we have mapped seven of the best place around Austin to do that—travel to all of which, conveniently, should make for a great fall day trip.

We'll be adding to the map guide as more places open, in the meantime, tell us about ones we've missed or that are opening up soon on the tipline or by leaving a comment below. Now to the map!

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1. Cross Plants and Produce

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705 North Old Highway 81
Kyle, TX 78640
(512) 262-7513
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Cross Plants and Produce sells fresh-cut trees, set up in a rather magical-looking “forest” for you to pick from. They also have other Christmas events, including a Santa and Kids Entrepreneur Market Saturday, with $5 selfies with Santa available November 24, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, December 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (use your own camera). Kid entrepreneur booths include offerings from bakers, inventors, artists, musicians, crafters, life advice, hot chocolate, nerf shooting gallery, and more! It might be a good idea to bring cash. This year sees the addition of a miniature horse and a miniature donkey for even more of a farm feel—but you need to leave your own pets at home.

Business hours for the farm are Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Be sure to check their Facebook page for details when planning your trip.

2. Evergreen Farms

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242 Monkey Rd
Elgin, TX 78621
(512) 281-4833
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Evergreen Farms, just up the road in Elgin, is known for its Christmas trees, which you can choose and cut every day from the Friday after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, from noon until dark.

3. The Robinson Family Farm

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3780 White Owl Ln
Temple, TX 76501
(254) 931-9564
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This Temple, Texas, farm sells premium, precut Fraser Firs grown in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina as well as holiday wreaths.

4. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

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120 Natures Way
Elgin, TX 78621
(512) 281-5016
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A longtime grower and purveyor of Virginia Pine and Leyland Cypress trees, Elgin Christmas Tree Farm has all the tools you need to cut your own, as well as precut Fraser firs available for purchase. The farm also features a Christmas Cottage where you can buy ornaments, fresh-made wreaths, and tree stands and engage in free activities including scenic hayrides, mazes, train rides, visits with farm animals, a playground, rubber duck races, and a hay bale mountain. Whoa.

5. St. Nick’s Christmas Tree Farm

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12638 N State Hwy 16
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

This cut-and-choose farm would be a great place to go if you’re setting out to enjoy the city of Fredericksburg’s traditional Christmas decorations and festivities. Afghan Pine, green Leyland Cypress, and blue Arizona Cypress are available for cutting (saws provided). The farm also has wreaths, fresh white pine garland roping and wreaths, gifts, and refreshments and offers free shaking, touch-up trimming (upon request) and netting (for the trees, that is). There’s also free popcorn and candy canes for the kids.

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St. Nick’s Christmas Tree Farm in Fredericksburg
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6. Kristof’s Tree Farm

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1741 Co Rd 115
Caldwell, TX 77836

Choose and cut Virginia Pines in this farm’s six acres of field—bow saw, kneeling pads, shaking, wrapping, and any needed assistance provided.  Krisoft’s also has tree food, tree bags, stands, and free coloring books for the kids and offers you the chance to roam around and take in some fresh air and farm sights.

7. Abrameit’s Tree Farm

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This Luling-area farm doesn’t seem to have an exact address, which makes it more intriguing, but there are directions on its Facebook page. Its minimalism extends to being open weekends only, but you when you get there, you can choose and cut Virginia Pines up to 10 feet tall. 

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1. Cross Plants and Produce

705 North Old Highway 81, Kyle, TX 78640

Cross Plants and Produce sells fresh-cut trees, set up in a rather magical-looking “forest” for you to pick from. They also have other Christmas events, including a Santa and Kids Entrepreneur Market Saturday, with $5 selfies with Santa available November 24, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, December 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (use your own camera). Kid entrepreneur booths include offerings from bakers, inventors, artists, musicians, crafters, life advice, hot chocolate, nerf shooting gallery, and more! It might be a good idea to bring cash. This year sees the addition of a miniature horse and a miniature donkey for even more of a farm feel—but you need to leave your own pets at home.

Business hours for the farm are Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Be sure to check their Facebook page for details when planning your trip.

705 North Old Highway 81
Kyle, TX 78640

2. Evergreen Farms

242 Monkey Rd, Elgin, TX 78621

Evergreen Farms, just up the road in Elgin, is known for its Christmas trees, which you can choose and cut every day from the Friday after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, from noon until dark.

242 Monkey Rd
Elgin, TX 78621

3. The Robinson Family Farm

3780 White Owl Ln, Temple, TX 76501

This Temple, Texas, farm sells premium, precut Fraser Firs grown in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina as well as holiday wreaths.

3780 White Owl Ln
Temple, TX 76501

4. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

120 Natures Way, Elgin, TX 78621

A longtime grower and purveyor of Virginia Pine and Leyland Cypress trees, Elgin Christmas Tree Farm has all the tools you need to cut your own, as well as precut Fraser firs available for purchase. The farm also features a Christmas Cottage where you can buy ornaments, fresh-made wreaths, and tree stands and engage in free activities including scenic hayrides, mazes, train rides, visits with farm animals, a playground, rubber duck races, and a hay bale mountain. Whoa.

120 Natures Way
Elgin, TX 78621

5. St. Nick’s Christmas Tree Farm

12638 N State Hwy 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Man holding big saw in front of little trees
St. Nick’s Christmas Tree Farm in Fredericksburg
Via Texaschristmastrees.net

This cut-and-choose farm would be a great place to go if you’re setting out to enjoy the city of Fredericksburg’s traditional Christmas decorations and festivities. Afghan Pine, green Leyland Cypress, and blue Arizona Cypress are available for cutting (saws provided). The farm also has wreaths, fresh white pine garland roping and wreaths, gifts, and refreshments and offers free shaking, touch-up trimming (upon request) and netting (for the trees, that is). There’s also free popcorn and candy canes for the kids.

12638 N State Hwy 16
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

6. Kristof’s Tree Farm

1741 Co Rd 115, Caldwell, TX 77836

Choose and cut Virginia Pines in this farm’s six acres of field—bow saw, kneeling pads, shaking, wrapping, and any needed assistance provided.  Krisoft’s also has tree food, tree bags, stands, and free coloring books for the kids and offers you the chance to roam around and take in some fresh air and farm sights.

1741 Co Rd 115
Caldwell, TX 77836

7. Abrameit’s Tree Farm

Luling, TX 78648

This Luling-area farm doesn’t seem to have an exact address, which makes it more intriguing, but there are directions on its Facebook page. Its minimalism extends to being open weekends only, but you when you get there, you can choose and cut Virginia Pines up to 10 feet tall.