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 Alaska'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 Alaska 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 July 2022
July 2022: 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 (if they can get a Santa) 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; hours, tree
supplies, prices, everything is changing daily!
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
In 2015, the National Christmas tree, came from Alaska. The 74-foot tree
that is the official Christmas tree for the U.S. Capitol grounds came from a
national forest in Alaska. The tree is a Lutz Spruce from the Chugach
National Forest. This year's tree traveled 4,400 miles to D.C.
See more here
Cutting a tree in a National Forest or State Lands in Alaska:
Christmas Tree cutting
(according to this page) will again
be allowed on unrestricted STATE LANDS WITHIN THE MATANUSKA VALLEY MOOSE
RANGE as shown on the reverse side map.
Alaska Division of Forestry,
Mat-Su Area Office, 101 Airport Road, Palmer, Alaska or call
No permit or fee is required. Christmas Tree cutters
should be aware: No roads or parking areas will be maintained for
Christmas Tree cutting. Access into most of the area is by snow machine,
skis, snowshoes, or foot. Private property exists within the cutting
area. Most, but not all, such areas area marked with either "Private
Property" or "No Trespassing" signs. Please be sure you are on state
land before cutting a tree. Christmas Trees from this area are for
personal use only and are not to be sold or bartered. Please don't
litter and be courteous to other tree cutters and the citizens who live
in the area. Cut trees as low to the ground as possible. For more information about cutting Christmas trees on state land in
Alaska see the links below to
information and maps for areas where cutting is allowed, as well as information from the Division of Forestry:
- For more information, contact the Alaska Division of Forestry, Mat-Su Area Office at 101 Airport Road, Palmer, Alaska or call 907-761-6300.
There are other public lands in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys and surrounding areas where cutting of Christmas trees is allowed. To find out more
information about cutting trees in the Chugach National Forest, call 907-743-9500 or go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/chugach/home/. For information
about cutting trees in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, call 907-861-7869 or go to https://www.matsugov.us/.
- If you have any questions regarding land ownership, consult the Division of Forestry Area office in Soldotna at 907260-4200. No permit or fee is
required to cut a tree. Trees must be no more than 15 feet tall and only one tree per household is allowed. Trees should be cut as low to the ground as
possible. Christmas trees cut on state land are for personal use only and may not be sold. Please do not litter and be courteous to other tree cutters
and/or residents who live in the area. There are other public lands in the on the Kenai Peninsula where cutting of Christmas trees is allowed. To find
out more information about cutting trees in the Chugach National Forest, call 907-743-9500 or go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/chugach/home/. For
information about cutting trees in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, call 907-262-7021 or go to https://www.fws.gov/refuge/kenai/. For information
about cutting trees in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, call 907-714-2205 or go to https://www.kpb.us/.
- For more information, contact
the Alaska Division of Forestry, Fairbanks Area Office, 3700 Airport Way, at 907-451-2600.
Chugach National Forest
all areas are open for Christmas tree cutting except Portage Valley,
Turnagain Pass, Moose Pass, and Cooper Landing.
National Forest's Anchorage office: 907-743-9500.
Glacier District office: 907-783-3242.
NOTE: Christmas Tree cutting is not allowed in Chugach State
Park or other park lands. The open area starts at Mile 65.5 after Bertha
Creek Campground (just beyond Turnagain Pass rest area). There are
private or timber sales lands, so please be sure you are on Forest
Service Land before cutting. Only one tree per family is permitted, and
topping of trees is prohibited. All tree cutting must be 450 feet from
any roads, trails, trailheads, campgrounds, or bodies of water. Stumps
must be cut low to the ground and all debris removed from roads and
trails. Select trees so that other trees remain within 12 to 15 feet
surrounding the one you cut.
There are a few places where tree-cutting is not allowed on the National Forest
Download a printable
Chugach Christmas Tree Cutting flyer with attached maps.
The Portage Valley closure extends from the Seward Highway up Portage Glacier Road to Portage Lake.
The Turnagain Pass closure extends from just north of the Turnagain Pass Rest Area at mile post 70 of the Seward Highway to the Bertha Creek
Campground at milepost 65.5.
The EVOS easement lands shown on the attached map.
Aleutians East Borough
Bob Smith's Minnesota Christmas Trees
- Precut Christmas trees,
Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, trees tied, tree
shaking provided, trees baled,
1920 W Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99507.
Phone: 218-349-1754. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm
starting the Friday after Thanksgiving. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions.
Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard. All of our trees are individually priced according to size,
quality and type. Bob Smith's Christmas trees is a tradition in Anchorage
Alaska. Begun in 1962 Minnesota Bob's is one of the last remaining outdoor
Christmas tree lots in the area and has become a custom for family's keeping
the Christmas spirit alive. Bob rooted Christmas tree selling in his family
in 1980 when he began his farm in Mora, Minnesota where his wife and three
sons helped run the farm. Now, over 30 years later, you'll still find his
son David hard at work on the family business.
Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Balsam
Fir, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine,
Bethel Census Area
Bristol Bay Borough
Dillingham Census Area
Fairbanks North Star Borough
Juneau City and Borough
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Kodiak Island Borough
Dorman Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Living Christmas trees (to plant
later), saws provided,
10899 Bells Flats Road, Kodiak, AK 99615.
Phone: 907-539-2338. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
From Friday after Thanksgiving to Christmas on Black Friday, thereafter Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: From Kodiak City. Take Rezanoff
Drive south about 10 miles, to the Bells Flats community. Turn right on
Sargent Creek Road, Take first left on Bells Flats Road. The farm is
located 1/4 mile down Bells Flats Road on the left.
Click here for a map and directions.
Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
Christmas tree varieties:
You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Canaan Fir,
Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Norway Spruce, White Fir
(Concolor Fir), White Spruce.
You Choose and We cut varieties:
Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Fraser Fir,
Lodgepole Pine, Noble Fir, Norway Spruce, White Spruce.
rooted tree varieties: and other varieties (call!).
(UPDATED: November 20, 2021)
- Kodiak Kiwanis Christmas Tree Sales - Precut Christmas trees,
111 Bartel Ave, Kodiak, AK 99615. Open: starting on Friday, December 1st
, open on the weekends leading up to Christmas. Directions: the World
Wide Movers Building.
Come get your trees! We're excited to
share the Christmas Spirit with all of Kodiak. All procceeds from tree
sales go back into the community through community service projects and
all of the proceeds from wreath sales go go benefit the Kodiak High
School Key Club. See you on December 1st!!
Lake and Peninsula Borough
Municipality of Anchorage
Nome Census Area
North Slope Borough
Northwest Arctic Borough
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area
Sitka City and Borough
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Wade Hampton Census Area
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area
Yakutat City and Borough
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area