Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of Eastern Idaho's
choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides,
hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! I'm always looking for more to add, and to correct any inaccuracies or errors, so if you encounter any,
please email me
If it has just snowed; see
this page about how to make snocones from real snow!
Your kids will love it!
- If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
- ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO to confirm their supply, their hours
and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.
All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For
more tips to make your trip fun
and successful, click here
DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM (by phone, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
- And please tell the farmer you visit in Eastern Idaho that you found their farm
here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!
- After Christmas, click here to find how
how and where to easily recycle
or dispose of your Christmas tree!
And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know
Updates for October 2018
October: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving
and are open up to Christmas Eve.Some are only open on weekends, or only have
hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.
And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt - (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org)
. It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in
Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
- Haroldsen Farm - Christmas trees- you
choose and we cut,
6236 North 15 East, Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Phone:
208-522-5077. Open: Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus
the Friday after Thanksgiving; 9 am until dark. Directions: On 15th
East/Saint Leon Road (the northern extension of Woodruff), half a mile
north of the Highway 20 interchange. If you are coming via the highway,
it is exit 311. Look for the sign by our driveway. For a map to our
Payment: Cash, Check.
Christmas tree varieties:
You Choose and We cut varieties: Blue Spruce.
(ADDED: August 23,
Dixie National Forest Christmas Tree Cutting Permits
Christmas trees- you choose and you cut,
Forest, Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Phone: Marcia Gilles (435) 865-3730. This
year unplug the family from electronics and take a walk in the woods to
cut your Christmas tree on the Dixie National Forest. For many this
annual tradition of Christmas tree cutting conjures up images of kids
bundled in snowsuits while sipping on hot chocolate as the family
locates the perfect tree to fill their home with the fresh smell of
pine. Whether tree cutting is already a family tradition or you are
ready to start a new tradition of cutting the Christmas tree on the
Dixie National Forest, you will need to obtain a permit. Permits for
trees up to ten feet can be purchased for $10, and permits for trees
above ten feet can be purchased for $20. "Receipts from this special
forest program go back into a local fund that directly benefits
recreation users on the Dixie National Forest," said Dixie National
Forest Public Affairs Officer, Marcia Gilles. Need more incentive to get
the family out and cut a tree? In support of the national Every Kid in a
Park initiative, the Dixie National Forest will offer one free Christmas
tree cutting permit to fourth graders who present a valid paper or
durable Every Kid in a Park pass. The limited number of free permits are
good for trees under 12-feet and the fourth grader must be present with
the parent at the time the permit is issued. The Every Kid in a Park
pass can be obtained at www.EveryKidinaPark.gov. Print out the voucher
and bring into any Dixie National Forest office location (vendors are
not participants) for the free tree permit.
dictate what types of trees can be cut in different areas of the forest.
"For instance, on Cedar Mountain it is legal to cut white fir, subalpine
fir, pinion, and juniper. On the Powell and Escalante Ranger Districts,
all tree species except bristlecone pine can be taken," said Gilles.
Permits are available at all Dixie National Forest Offices - St. George,
Cedar City, Panguitch and Escalante - and through partner vendors,
including, Ace Hardware in Cedar City, Boulder Exchange in Boulder,
Clarke's Market in Tropic, Antimony Merc in Antimony, Cottam's Canyon
Country in Escalante, DASIA at St. George Interagency Office, and Veyo
Mercantile in Veyo. However, the 4th grade free tree permits are only
available at Forest offices and the Interagency Visitor Center in St.
A few things to remember when cutting your perfect tree
Christmas tree permit pricing: $10 for a tree up to 10 feet tall and $20
for a tree up to 20 feet tall
Five Christmas tree permits are allowed
per household-for personal use only.
Trees must be cut within
designated cutting areas. Cutting area maps are included with the
Trees may be cut between November 4 through December 24.
There are no refunds on Christmas tree permits.
Tags, which come with
the permit, should be attached to the tree when it is cut.
Stumps should be left no higher than six inches, and any branches left
on the stump should be lopped off.
To limit damage to the forest road
system, please do not drive on wet roads.
General information about
the Christmas tree cutting program and tree identification are available
at the Dixie National Forest website under "Passes and Permits", then
"Forest Products" .
Your snow day adventures await for you on the
Dixie National Forest this winter! For more information, or suggestions
on where to cut a tree, visit your local Forest Service office or call
the Dixie National Forest at 435-865-3700.
More Christmas Tree Farm listings are coming soon for Eastern Idaho! Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in Eastern Idaho? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!