Find local Christmas tree farms here!

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 Southeastern New Mexico'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 - many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year - 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 Southeastern New Mexico 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 lights

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 November 2019

November: 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.

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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Chaves County

Curry County

DeBaca County

Eddy County

  • Christmas on the Pecos - No Christmas trees for sale, but they do offer Boat rides on the Pecos to see the Christmas lights
    Carlsbad, NM 88220. Phone: (505) 887-6516. Email: . Tickets will go on sale September 1st. Click here for their ticket pricing page. Christmas on the Pecos River is a 50-minute tour that sets sail 12-15 times per night between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm from Thanksgiving night to New Year's Eve. Tours depart from the Pecos River Village, a quaint, turn-of-the-century park that is transformed into a wonderland of sparkling lights and delights. Wander through a gallery full of gifts created by local artists and enjoy holiday refreshments at the Pecos River Village before and after your tour. Traditionally tours sell out quickly, especially on Thanksgiving Weekend, Fridays and Saturdays in December, and Christmas Day. (Tours are not offered on Christmas Eve.) The event has grown steadily over the years with participation increasing from 7,500 guests in 1994 to 10,500 guests in 1995 and over 16,800 in 2006 and continues to grow each year.
    Comments from a visitor on September 10, 2008:
    "Carlsbad has a wonderful holiday get away- Christmas on the Pecos- it runs Thansgiving through New Years- The homes along the Pecos river are decorated and lit in the holiday lights, there are boat trips that you can ride and it is such a beautiful site. you can call ahead and get tickets from the carlsbad chamber of commerce"

Lea County

Lincoln County

Otero County

  • Lincoln National Forest - cut your own Christmas trees
    3463 Las Palomas Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310. Phone: (575) 257-4095. Open: Lincoln National Forest Christmas tree permits will be available for $5 beginning November 9, 2015 (limit one per household). You can purchase your permit by: Visiting one of our offices between November 9, 2015 through December 24, 2015 (while offices are open for business and permits are available). Office Hours:
    Supervisor's Office
    8 am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday
    9 am to 2:30pm Saturday (11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19)
    Smokey Bear District
    8 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday
    9 am to 2:30pm Saturday (11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19)
    Sacramento District
    8 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday
    9 am to 2:30pm Saturday (11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19)
    Guadalupe District
    8 am to 4 pm Monday-Friday
    9 am to 2:30pm Saturday (11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19)
    Any live evergreen tree up to ten feet in height can be cut down or dug-up, in the Smokey Bear, Sacramento, or Guadalupe Ranger Districts as designated by a map accompanying the permit. You may also purchase a permit at the following locations:
    -  All Lincoln National Forest Offices - Alamogordo, Cloudcroft, Ruidoso, and Carlsbad
    - Chamber of Commerce Offices - Alamogordo, Cloudcroft, Ruidoso and Roswell
    - Wal Mart Stores - Alamogordo, Carlsbad, and Ruidoso Downs (customer service department)
    - Smokey Bear Historical State Park - Capitan
    - Queen Store - Queen
    For more information on the Christmas Tree program, contact the Smokey Bear Ranger District Office at (575) 257-4095, Sacramento Ranger District Office at (575) 682-2551, Guadalupe Ranger District Office at (575) 885-4181, and the Supervisor's Office at (575) 434-7200.
  • The Santa Fe National Forest Jemez District   - cut your own Christmas trees, check this year's news releases
    Also offers tree cutting permits starting Monday, November 21 until December 24th. Purchase permits at the Walatowa Center or Jemez District office Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Then go to the designated areas of the national forest to cut your tree. Trees are $10 per family, for trees up to 10 feet; you will need two tags for taller trees. Ask about restrictions. Santa Fe National Forest Christmas tree permits will be available at a cost of $10 each beginning Monday, November 21. Cutting can only begin on or after Thursday, November 24. Christmas tree permits on the Santa Fe National Forest may be purchased at Forest Service offices and at the vendors listed below through Friday, December 23.
    The Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor's Office hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Coyote, Jemez, Espanola, and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger Districts hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Cuba Ranger District hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Walatowa Visitor Center Christmas tree sales are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Espanola Ranger District satellite office at Los Alamos hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Vendors in Pecos selling Christmas tree permits:
    Shell Gas Station Adelo's Convenient Store Pecos Canyon station Griego's Market
    The Christmas tree permit authorizes the permit holder to cut down or dig up any live evergreen tree up to 10 feet in height as designated by an issued map accompanying the permit.
  • Jemez Ranger District Jemez Pueblo Walatowa Visitor Center - cut your own Christmas trees
    State Highway 4, Jemez, NM. Phone: (505) 438-5300. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm; December hours are 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Cibola National Forest - cut your own Christmas trees
    2113 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM. Phone: (505) 346-3900. Tree cutting is available for the 2011 holiday season beginning November 16. You must buy a permit first, then go to the designated area to cut your tree. Permits are $10 for trees up to 10 feet, with $1 additional per foot over 10 feet. Permits are limited to one per household. Maps and permit purchase information can be downloaded from the Cibola Christmas Tree information page . Trees may be cut between November 24 and December 24. Cost is $10 per tree (up to 10 feet). For trees that are taller than 10 feet, the cost is $1 per foot. The tags are also good to dig up a living tree rather than cutting one. Christmas Tree permit tags may be purchased at the following locations:

    For the Magdalena Ranger District

    • Magdalena Ranger District Office, 203 1st Street, Magdalena, NM 87825. Phone: 575-854-2281.
    • Cibola National Forest and Grasslands Supervisor's Office. 2113 Osuna Rd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87113. Phone: 505-346-3900.

    For the Mt. Taylor Ranger District

    • Mt. Taylor Ranger District Office; 1800 Lobo Canyon Rd.; Grants, NM 87020. Phone: 505-287-8833.
    • Cibola National Forest and Grasslands Supervisor's Office; 2113 Osuna Rd. NE; Albuquerque, NM 87113. Phone: 505-346-3900.
    • Permits can also be purchased on the weekends for the Mt. Taylor Ranger District at:
      • Northwest New Mexico Visitors Center, located just south of I-40 at exit 85 near Grants, NM. Phone: 505-876-2783 (will be open on December 24th)
      • Wingate Workcenter, located on Painted Horse Trail in Fort Wingate, NM. Fort Wingate is off NM400 at exit 33 on I-40. In the town of Fort Wingate, follow the signs to the Wingate Workcenter/Administrative site.
  • Carson National Forest - Permits sold beginning November 21 at the Supervisor's Office in Taos. Local district offices will begin selling them beginning November 21 or November 25, call the local office before you go to purchase one.Prices are $5 dollars for trees 10 feet and under; $10 dollars for trees from 10 feet 1 inch to 15 feet and $15 dollars for trees between 15 feet 1 inch up to 20 feet. No more than three tree permits will be issued per household. El Rito Ranger Station will be open on Saturdays beginning November 26 until December 17 from 8 am to 1 pm.
    • Supervisor's Office (Taos) 575-758-6200
    • Canjilon Ranger District 575-684-2489
    • El Rito Ranger District 575-581-4554
    • Jicarilla Ranger District (Bloomfield) 505-632-2956
    • Camino Real Ranger District (Peñasco) 575-587-2255
    • Tres Piedras Ranger District 575-758-8678
    • Questa Ranger District 575-586-0520
  • Gila National Forest - Christmas trees permits will be available at all Ranger District offices (open Monday through Friday) starting Monday, November 21, 2011. Permits are $5; limit of one permit per household. Any tree species up to 10 feet high may be cut. Free permits for piñon trees will also be available. Permits include the tree tag, an information sheet on cutting regulations, and maps of the designated cutting areas. Tree cutting is not allowed within wilderness areas, river and stream area and within 200 feet of paved roads and developed recreation sites.

Roosevelt County


Note: all of the listings for this area are on one page. Clicking on the map takes you to the page of all listings for this state.