Believe it or not, there are actually quite a few farms within driving distance from San Antonio where you can chop down your own Christmas tree! My family and I have tried a couple different farms over the years and will most likely explore a new one this year. You’re even helping the environment, and the local economy, by supporting these Texas tree farms. Maybe pack up a picnic, grab a map or plug in one of these addresses to your GPS, and hit the road!
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Seiler’s Christmas Tree & Pecan Farm
4100 Jakes Colony Rd., Seguin, TX 78155 | (830) 401-4590 | Directions
Open Thanksgiving–Christmas Eve; Monday–Friday after 4:00 P.M, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Choose and cut from more than 8,000 Virginia Pine, Loblolly Pine, or Leeland Cypress Christmas Trees. Just 45 miles east of San Antonio. All trees are $6 per foot. Trees below five feet are $24 to preserve future tree quality. Most trees are marked with the height and price. Wagons and saws provided. Wreaths, crafts, snacks, and pecans (shelled and unshelled) also available for purchase.
Devine Acres Farm
944 FM 2200 West, Devine, TX 78016 | (830) 665-9730 | Directions
Open November 24–December 17; Thursday–Sunday, 12:00–6:00 P.M.
Two varieties of trees are grown on the farm. Leyland Cypress trees range in size from 3 to 12 feet tall, and Arizona Cypress trees are up to 8 feet tall. Both varieties sell from $10 per foot plus tax. Hayrides to the Christmas fields (weather permitting), saws for cutting, shaking, and bailing are all provided, as well as twine to tie your tree to your vehicle. Cash and credit/debit cards accepted. No checks, please. No admission fee if purchasing a tree. In addition to the tree chopping, there are plenty of family-friendly activities at Devine Acres Farm. Pancakes with Santa on December 9 and 16 (read Bridget’s post about her family’s experience at this event).
Abrameit Tree Farm
US Highway 183/I-10, Luling, TX 76578 | (512) 468-2116 | Directions: 1/4 mile south of the I-10 and U.S. 183 intersection south of Luling. Take exit 632 near Buc-ee’s.
Open November 25–December 10; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
All sizes with a good selection of 8- to 11-foot trees. Virginia Pines from 4 to 7 1/2 feet tall are available, and a limited number of pre-cut Noble and Fraser Firs. Pines are $7 per foot up to 8 feet; trees over 8 feet are $8 per foot. A limited number of fresh wreaths and garlands also available for purchase.
Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm
Texas Highway 16 and Phil’s Road, Pipe Creek, TX 78063 | (210) 426-6191 | Directions
Opens November 20; Daily, 11:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Begin your holiday season with a short trip to the scenic Texas Hill Country to get your farm-grown Christmas tree and fresh fragrant Fraser Fir wreaths. Afghan Pine, Leyland Cypress, Fraser Fir, and living Christmas trees. Saw and measuring pole are provided. Free hayrides on the weekends—weather permitting. Afghan Pine and Leyland Cypress trees available to choose and cut for $7.50 per foot, minimum 4 feet. Premium pre-cut Fraser Fir trees from North Carolina start at $59.95. Living Christmas Trees (in 15-gallon pots) are $99.95 and $125. Cash, check, or credit card (not American Express) accepted.
St. Nick’s Christmas Tree Farm
12638 N. State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 | (830) 685-3412 | Directions
Open November 24–December 18; Friday after Thanksgiving, Saturday, and Sunday, 11:00 A.M.–5:30 P.M.
Enjoy outdoor activities, hot chocolate, gourmet coffee, or tea while you choose and cut the perfect tree for your family, church, or business. Free popcorn and candy canes for the kids and a memorable experience for all. Choose from 4- to 10-foot Afghan Pine, green Leyland Cypress, and pastel blue Arizona Cypress (for those with allergies). Saw provided. Shaking, touch-up trimming (upon request), and netting are free. Trees are $6 per foot. Cash or check; no credit cards please. Read Inga’s post for more ideas on things to do in nearby Fredericksburg.
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
120 Nature’s Way off Roy Davis Rd., Elgin, TX 78624 | (512) 281-5016 | Directions
Open November 24–December 18; Monday–Saturday, 10:00 A.M.–5:30 P.M., and Sunday, 12:00–5:30 P.M.
Virginia Pine and Leyland Cypress (limited supply) trees are grown on the farm. Pre-cut Fraser Fir trees are also available. A hayride will take you to the fields to begin your search. Bow saw provided and twine for use in tying tree to vehicle. Your tree will be picked up once you cut it. Wreaths made fresh on the farm are also available for purchase. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Trees range from under 4 foot to 14 foot, priced from $28 to $142. Fraser Fir trees are brought in from North Carolina and are priced by the tree.
Evergreen Farms Christmas Trees
242 Monkey Rd., Elgin, TX 78621 | (512) 281-4833 | Directions
Open November 24–December 24; Friday after Thanksgiving, 10:00 A.M.–dark; Saturdays, 10:00 A.M.–dark; Sundays and weekdays, 12:00 P.M.–dark; open until 3:00 P.M. on Christmas Eve
Customers can experience the fresh air of the country as they pick out their perfect Christmas tree. Take a wagon ride out to the field where you can cut your own Texas-grown Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress, or Arizona Cypress tree or pick a pre-cut Noble Fir or Fraser Fir. Poles for measuring the tree and saws for cutting are all furnished free of charge, as well as cleaning and shaking the tree and netting and rope for ease in transporting your tree. After cutting the tree there are many games to entertain, including tetherball, hopscotch, and bean bag toss, plus a nature trail, farm animals, and a gift shop. The following are 2016 prices; 2017 TBD: Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress, and Arizona Cypress: $7 per foot up to 8 feet, $9 per foot for 8- to 10-foot tall, and $10 per foot for 10 feet and above. The pre-cut Noble Firs from Washington are $9 per foot, and the pre-cut Fraser Firs from North Carolina are about the same except for the taller ones.