Back before pre-lit artificial Christmas trees, families decorated their homes with real Christmas trees, ranging from cypress to fir to spruce. These natural beauties fill homes with the scents of the season that no artificial tree can duplicate. Your family can start a tradition of selecting a tree and cutting it down yourself at the Old Time Christmas Tree Farm in Spring.
At the farm, they provide saws, as well as measuring sticks, so all you need to bring is your family. You will hop on a hayride to the fields to choose your special tree, which shouldn’t be hard since the folks at the farm care for their trees all year to ensure you have the best from which to choose. After finding your perfect tree, you cut it down yourself and take it to the end of the row, where you both will hitch a ride back. The great folks at the farm will shake and bail your tree for you, so it is ready to go when you are.
If you’re not up to cutting down your own tree, the Old Time Christmas Tree Farm has you covered with live potted Leyland Cypress trees and pre-cut Fir and Spruce trees. You won’t want to forget the fresh wreaths and garland; they’ll make a wonderful addition to your holiday decor. (Tree stands are also available.)
Finding the perfect tree isn’t the only thing to do at the Old Time Christmas Tree Farm! You and your family are sure to enjoy the train ride and visiting the farm animals! The farm is complete with a covered pavilion, a playground and a giant slide, which is always a favorite with the kids! On the weekend, the slide calls to children of all ages to enjoy a thrill. With fun play areas for the kids, they are sure to have a blast.
You won’t want to leave without visiting Santa. At the Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, your kids can tell Santa all their dreams for Christmas morning. On Saturdays and Sundays, Santa will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (He takes a lunch break from 12-1.) for visits. You can take a great holiday picture of your children with him, too. Picture prices are $5 each, if your camera is used, and $7.50 each, if the farm’s digital camera is used.
Don’t leave hungry, the Old Time Christmas Tree Farm also has delicious barbecue on the weekends and apple cider and hot cocoa for sale to seal the deal!
Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, 7632 Spring Cypress Road, (281) 370-9141, www.oldtimechristmastree.com H