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 Southwestern Idaho, including Boise, ID'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
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- 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 Southwestern Idaho, including Boise, ID 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
Idaho Sleigh Rides
sleigh rides (weather permitting), horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Lunches offered, Farm dinners, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Hotel / Motel nearby, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, hunting
nearby, horse riding, children welcome, handicap accessible, testrooms, group reservations
1099 Banks Lowman Road, Garden
Valley, ID 83622. Phone: (208)462-3416. Email:
. Open: December 16 to January 31, 10 am to 7 pm, Closed December 25.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: Take the Scenic By-way drive up Highway 55 turning
at the Banks - Lowman Highway (Hwy 17) to Garden Valley. Stay on
the main highway and follow the signs to "Idaho Sleigh Rides"
Approximately 1/2 mile past the school across the street from the
Chevron Gas Station, we are located (parking) in front of the
old Run Away Restaurant and historical Tucker Ranch. The
physical address is 1099 Banks-Lowman Highway. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page
. Glide peacefully through the winter wilderness of Garden Valley, Idaho in an
old fashion sleigh pulled by gorgeous Spotted Draft Horses.
Listen to the jingle bells and join in on the laughter and
holiday fun! Feed and see the wild elk up close. Follow up the
sleigh ride with a complimentary hot drink back at the lodge and
cuddle up next to the warm fireplace. Add on a homemade lunch, or a delicious slow cooked Dutch Oven meal with live music
during your dining experience. Great for Family Gatherings, Company Parties, Holiday Activities, Date Nights, Birthday
Parties, and more! (UPDATED: November 13, 2017, JBS) (ADDED: December 06, 2016)
Pine Patch Chestnuts and Tree Farm
trees- you choose and you cut, chestnuts
#8 Pine Patch Rd., Horseshoe Bend, Idaho 83629. Phone: 208-793-2237. Email:
The Pine Patch Christmas Tree Farm is a small family owned choose and cut operation that has been in business since 1975.
In addition to Christmas trees, the farm also produces and sells
Open: We traditionally open for business at 10 AM
the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and selling will
continue until we are sold out, usually about 1 week, or
possibly the first weekend; Our hours of operation are Weekends
from 10 AM until dark (5:30 PM) and Weekdays by appointment.
Directions: The Pine Patch is located about 1.5 miles North of
Horseshoe Bend, Idaho on the West, or left, side when traveling
North on State Highway 55 (mile post 66). The tree farm and
associated road-side sign are visually obvious. o insure
availability, prospective buyers should call or email prior to
coming to the tree farm to insure nut availability and pricing.
Depending on the size of the annual Chestnut crop, Pine Patch
Chestnuts are sold wholesale on contract, retail to individuals, to include during associated Christmas tree sales, and
occasionally on a retail u-pick basis. See below for contact
Christmas tree varieties:
You Choose and We cut varieties: Grand Fir and some Concolor
(ADDED: November 09, 2016, JBS)
The Boise and Payette National Forest (NF)
- Christmas trees- you choose and you cut,
will begin selling Christmas tree permits on Saturday, November
19, 2016.; On Monday, November 21, permits will be available at
Boise and Payette NF District Offices and the Interagency
Visitor's Information Center located at 1387 South Vinnell Way
in Boise. All tree permits are valid through December 24. Each
permit allows one tree to be cut, with a limit of three permits
per family. For both Forests, the cost of a permit for one tree
is $10, and the maximum height of a permitted tree is 12 feet.
Permits are valid on both the Payette and Boise NFs. All
purchasers are provided with information about where a Christmas
tree may be harvested, restrictions and helpful tips. A
Christmas tree permit is for personal use only and the use of
permits for commercial use is prohibited. Permits are not
refundable for any reason. (ADDED: November 09, 2016, JBS)
- Victory Christmas Tree Farm -
Christmas trees- you choose and you cut,
6809 Baron Ave., Boise, ID 83714. Phone: (208) 853-9216. Open: call for hours and
availability, only open on weekends between Thanksgiving and
Christmas. Their supply is limited and unpredictable.
Christmas tree varieties:
You Choose and We cut varieties: Austrian pine, Blue spruce, Concolor fir, Douglas fir, and Scotch pine.
09, 2016, JBS)
More Christmas Tree Farm listings are coming soon for Southwestern Idaho, including Boise, ID! Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in Southwestern Idaho, including Boise, ID? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!