It’s time for mistletoe, holly and a good old-fashioned Christmas tree! There is nothing like the smell of an evergreen in your home. It’s made even better if the tree is bought fresh from a local Skagit County Christmas tree farm! Support local families and kick off your holidays with a fun trip to a farm. Here is your 2019 guide to Christmas tree farms in Skagit County and surrounding areas.
Big Lake Trees
19117 State Route 9, Mount Vernon
November 29 – December 15
Friday – Sunday:
Big Lake Trees, a u-cut Christmas Tree farm in Mount Vernon, planted their first Christmas trees in 1974. Since then, they have been nurturing their trees to provide families with the perfect one for their home. Choose from Noble, Grand, Douglas, Norway and Nordmann. You pay per foot up to 8-foot – any height over 8-foot is free. After you have chosen your tree out of their 15,000 available, have a winter picnic in their picnic area. They do have free hot drinks and candy canes to warm you up as well as a warming fire in their middle pasture. They accept cash, check or cards.
McLean Christmas Tree Farm
15621 Penn Road, Mount Vernon
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – dusk
Friday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – dusk
The McLean Christmas Tree Farm has over 12 acres of Christmas trees, including Fraser, Nordmann, Blue and Green Spruce, Douglas and Pine. Choose a “Charlie Brown” tree or a majestic 12-footer. You can head out with a wagon and a saw for u-cut, or select from their fresh cut trees. Check out their farm animals including donkeys, geese and chickens. They accept cash, check or cards (cards do incur a $2 fee).
Johnson’s Christmas Trees
98565 District Line Road, Burlington
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Johnson’s Christmas Tree is a Christmas tree farm in Burlington. Come choose your tree, have it shaken out to remove dead needles and enjoy cookies and ciders. Opening dates to be announced. Check their Facebook page for updated information.
Pacific Winds Farm
2870 Torpedo Road, Oak Harbor
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
If you want to take a little drive and boat ride, Pacific Winds Farm is a great place to look for a Christmas Tree in Island County. They have u-cut, pre-cut and we-cut (you choose/they cut) options! Choose from Douglas and Noble firs from 2-foot to 16-foot on over 24 acres. Pacific Winds Farm provides sharp saws for cutting and tree draggers. Get your tree shaken out before you leave to remove dead needles and they will even provide netting for a small extra fee of $3. They have an incredible gift shop with all kinds of decorations, ornaments and gifts to deck your halls and warm your hearts. When you’re done, stay and snuggle up by the fire; purchase s’mores packets and enjoy free hot apple cider! They accept cash or credit/debit cards.
Henderson Holly Farm
264 E. Troxell Road, Oak Harbor
November 19 – December 22
Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Skagit County is Henderson Holly Farm. After you have picked out the perfect tree, this is a fun stop to get everything else you may need: from wooden reindeer to fresh cut holly swags and centerpieces. They have boxed loose holly, wreaths, crosses and candy canes. Even berry tips to add a pop of color to your greenery.
National Forest Trees
For the more adventurous, head into the 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 received on for free. This year, trees can be no taller than 15-feet. For more information visit the National Forest website.