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 Southcentral 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 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 OR EMAIL!
- The dates indicate when I last received an update, no date means it may
be years old!
- And please tell the farmer you visit in Southcentral 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 January 2017
January: 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.
Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
- Trail Creek Sleigh Rides - sleigh rides
Sun Valley, ID 83353. Phone: 208-622-2135. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A sleigh ride to Trail Creek Cabin for dinner has traditionally been one of the most memorable and fun Sun Valley winter experiences for the whole family. Round trip scenic rides are available Tuesday through Saturday. Private bookings are also available. Dinner sleighs leave the Sun Valley Inn at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Three sleighs depart at each time and each sleigh carries about 20 people. The ride lasts about 1⁄2 hour. Dress should be warm and blankets are provided. Reservations should be made well in advance to ensure availability. The purchase of a sleigh ride ticket confirms a reservation for dinner at Trail Creek Cabin. Reservations should be made through the Sports and Recreation Center, 208-622-2135. The Sports and Recreation Center is open daily from 8 am until the last sleigh leaves the Inn. Weather permitting, sleighs will run mid December through March.
National Forest Christmas Tree Permits - Christmas
trees-you choose and you cut,
Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor's
Office, 2647 Kimberly Road East, Twin Falls, ID 83301. Phone:
208-737-3200. Open: usually begins Christmas Tree sales the Monday
before Thanksgiving through December 24. The permits will be available
at the Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor's Office and District Offices.
Each permit allows one Christmas tree to be cut. The cost of a permit
for one tree is $5 for a tree up to 10 feet in length and $10 for a tree
up to 20 feet in length.Permits will be available locally at the following locations:
Ketchum Ranger District office on Sun Valley Road, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Sawtooth National Recreation Area headquarters
north of Ketchum, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 13 and 20. LL Green's Hardware in Hailey, 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Stanley Ranger Station, 8:30
a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fairfield Ranger
District office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Camas Creek
General Store in Fairfield, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday,
6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Sunday. Available trees may include lodgepole pine, subalpine
fir, Douglas fir and pinyon pine. To provide for family
safety, officials advise a few simple guidelines: Use the brochure with
instruction provided. Practice winter survival and driving techniques.
Bring the right tools, such as a saw and a shovel, so the tree can be
cut to within 6 inches of the ground's surface. Take along emergency
equipment, plenty of food and water, and try to use a 4-wheel drive
vehicle if you are planning to travel in snow country. Always advise
neighbors and family friends of the route you intend to take, include a
map of your destination, and the time that you plan to be gone. Be
prepared for the possibility of a long hike or snowmobile ride while
searching for the perfect tree. One Christmas tree permit per season per
household/address. If an unusually heavy snowfall occurs on the Sawtooth
National Forest, and forest roads become a safety concern for the
public, some areas may be closed early to Christmas tree gathering.
Forest roads are not plowed. Call ahead for road updates if conditions
warrant. Please do not block private or county roadways at any time. (UPDATED:
November 13, 2015, JBS)
(ADDED: November 21, 2014, from their website)
Twin Falls County
More Christmas Tree Farm listings are coming soon for Southcentral Idaho! Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in Southcentral Idaho? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!