GOTTA GO: Christmas Tree Farms (and Lots) of Austin
Next Thursday ushers in the holiday season, and for many of us, it’s tradition to get your Christmas tree and wreaths the weekend after Thanksgiving. Whether you’re looking for a tree to pick up in your neighborhood or for a crisp winter adventure, we have our favorite lots and farms picked out this year.
Austin Optimist Christmas Tree Lot: Perfectly located in Central Austin, swing by for trees, wreaths and garland. Opening on Friday, November 29th, all profits go to youth charities in Austin. Open 7 days a week, open until 9pm on the weekends.
Evergreen Tree Farm:
If your Christmas tree picking is more of an event, pack up the kids and enjoy this beautiful farm, just 45 minutes away. This year you have the choice of choosing from a lot or cutting your own tree! They also sell wreaths and garlands. Family fun includes nature trails, animals and a gift shop. And on the weekends Evergreen Farms keeps a campfire burning with free marshmallows, cider and coffee. After you pick your Christmas tree, enjoy pine cone painting and food from the concession stand, including the famous Elgin sausage!
Papa Noel Tree Lots:
With lots in Lakeway, Westlake, Central Austin, Oak Hill and North West Hills, Papa Noel is easily accessible to everyone. Last year, one of their trees were even selected as the official tree of the White House! Their christmas trees are farmed in North Carolina and in Oregon, with types including Fraser, Nordmann and Noble fir trees.