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 lights
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! Help me keep this page complete and up to date, by
reporting any corrections needed or suggesting farms
My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of
more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!
And beware the copycat websites - from Mommy-bloggers to out-and-out plagiarists, they simply copy my work and rarely update; they are just out to make a
quick buck. Since 2004, I've made updates and corrections every day!
If it has just snowed; see
this page about how to make snocones from real snow!
Your kids will love it!
- Keep in mind that state government COVID dictates may force many farms to cancel Santa visits, hayrides, etc. this year. 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
- many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year or have COVID-19 requirements - Call 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!
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.
Updates for January 2021
January 2021: In a normal year, most Christmas tree farms are open up to Christmas Eve; but this year many farms are selling out
of trees and closing early for the season, and some decided not to open at all, due to all the COVID19 restrictions. Some are only open on weekends, or
only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends. Demand will be high since people have been locked down and not allowed to do much
- but you CAN go to farms. And a farm may be the only place you can take your kids to see Santa. Of course, check with the farm BEFORE YOU GO!
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)
The 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:
email@example.com . Open: UPDATE for 2020:
"Just spoke with the owners this morning in they said that they
will not have trees until the year 2021 or 2022 - their website will be down until then". 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.
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
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!