Nothing compares to the comfort the holidays bring. The smell of warm sugar cookies and fresh cut pine fills my house and that’s when I know Christmas is here. One of my favorite memories of the holidays is going to pick out our Christmas tree. Skagit County has been known for its agriculture for several years, making it the perfect place to find that special tree to tie in the holiday spirit. Even if you’re a family who prefers artificial trees, our local farms offer an abundance of gifts, fresh pastries, wreaths, and even a special visit from Santa Clause.
Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse
15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon
Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christianson’s Nursery has everything you need for the Christmas season. They sell pre-cut trees and offer classes where you can learn to make your own wreaths. Christianson’s Nursery is a perfect spot for your family to take holiday photos while picking out your tree. If you already have a Christmas tree, still stop by and look at their beautiful antique gift shop where you can find the perfect gifts for your family and friends. And don’t miss your chance to meet Santa Claus on November 24 for a tea party.
Papa’s U-Cut Christmas Trees
22989 Franklin Road, Mount Vernon
Papa’s U-Cut Christmas Trees is a smaller tree farm that will be open to the public the day after thanksgiving. Stop by for a lovely down-home feel when picking out your tree.
Big Lake Trees
19117 State Route 9 Mount Vernon
Open November 23 – December 9
Friday – Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Big Lake Trees has been providing Christmas trees for almost three generations for families in Skagit County. This 70-acre tree farm offers a lunch area for families to relax and enjoy the process of finding the perfect tree. For days when it’s a bit chillier, they have sheltered picnic tables that are surrounded by a beautiful fire. You can even enjoy a beautiful view of Big Lake as you cut down your tree.
15565 State Route 536 Mount Vernon
Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Schuh Farms will have a small you-cut area as well as pre-cut Christmas trees. And you have the option to have your tree flocked. Schuh Farms also has a small gift shop where they sell wreaths, garlands, and ornaments that are from local vendors as well as from around the world. They also sell produce and fresh baked pastries. If you’re feeling chilly, enjoy a warm up of delicious coffee located at their coffee stand in front of the barn.
Johnson’s Christmas Trees
9865 District Line Road, BurlingtonMonday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Johnson’s Christmas Trees is a you-cut Christmas tree farm that offers Douglas, grand, and noble firs to choose from.
Country Farms Burlington
E Orange Ave, BurlingtonOpen the Day after Thanksgiving. Hours of operation vary.
Country Farms is a produce company that has been offering fresh and local produce to skagitonians for 52 years. When the holiday season is in full swing, Country Farms becomes a Christmas tree lot that offers a wide range of trees that have the option of being flocked in various colors. Their location makes it a quick and easy spot to pick out the perfect tree for the family that’s always on the go.
McLean Christmas Tree Farm
15621 Penn Road, Mount Vernon
Opens November 23
This will be the fourth year that Mclean Christmas Tree Farm will be up and running. This urban tree farm has a wide range of trees to choose from. They have small Charlie Brown trees to beautiful 12-foot trees. McLean has supplies like wagons and saws to help make the experience easy and pleasant for you and your family. When the weather is acting up and you don’t feel like cutting your own tree, they will have pre-cut trees ready to go as well.