From the woodsy scent that fills your home to the time spent with family picking out just the right one, there's just no substitute for a fresh Christmas tree. This weekend, most local U-cut farms are open, and many offer something festive to enjoy while you take your pick. Visit with Santa at Carnation Tree Farm or take free family photos in decorated cabins at Wintergreen Tree Farm in Snohomish. Enjoy free cocoa and candy canes while you feed carrots to horses at Twin Lakes Tree Farm in Arlington, or stroll through the Christmas gift and ornament shop at Seven Springs Tree Farm in Granite Falls. Use this list to help you locate a farm that has what you're looking for. Or jump to the map below. Alan Acres Trees: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 at 27314 36th Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-3877, www.alanacrestrees.com. Noble, Fraser, Douglas and grand firs, and Norway spruce. Bowen Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16 at 19301 95th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-435-9260, www.bowenchristmastreefarm.com. Noble, Grand and Nordmann firs; wreaths, free hot cider or coffee, family pictures, and a Christmas cottage with ornaments and crafts. Busy B Trees: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23 at 8711 60th St. NE, Marysville; 360-435-9227. Douglas, noble, Turkish and grand firs; coffee, cider and candy canes available. Campbell Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until sold out; 12219 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-568-8826, www.campbelltreefarm.com. U-cut and precut trees available: noble, grand, Fraser and Nordmann firs; $40 to $75. Carnation Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 16 at 31523 NE 40th St., Carnation; 425-333-4510, www.carnationtreefarm.com. Noble, Douglas, Fraser, Nordmann, Turkish, Korean and grand firs, and Norway and blue spruce. Kettle corn, a bake sale, and Santa will be at the farm from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends now through Dec. 2. Country Farms Christmas Trees: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 22 at 480 S. Burlington Blvd., Burlington; 360-755-0488, www.country farmsmarket.com. Noble, grand and Douglas firs. Flocked trees available in various colors. Custom flocking orders also accepted. Wreaths, mistletoe, tree stands and garland available. Snohomish County locations: Edmonds, 22800 Highway 99; 425-774-3463; Everett, 1529 Broadway; 425-259-4702; Lake Stevens, 6602 Highway 92; 425-691-1466. Farmer Brown's Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to dusk Fridays through Mondays until Dec. 17 at 12017 109th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-659-6686, www.brownxtree.com. Noble, Douglas, Fraser and grand firs, and Norway and Colorado spruce. Fish Creek Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to dusk weekdays and 9 a.m. to dusk weekends through Dec. 21 at 18420 Third Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-652-9030. Noble, Douglas, Fraser and grand firs, spruce, and Scotch and white pine. Happy Valley Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends through Dec. 16. Happy Valley Road and 212th Street NW, Silvana; 360-652-8612. Unsheared Noble, Nordmann, Pacific silver and grand firs. Bonfire and spiced cider. Holiday Forest: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays until Dec. 23 at 3125 280th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-9097; www.holiday forestchristmastrees.com. Noble, Fraser, Douglas, grand and Nordmann firs, Turkish, Norway and blue spruce, and others. Hemstrom Valley Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 24 at 4329 Robe-Menzel Road, Granite Falls; 425-374-9308, www.hemstromvalleytreefarm.com. Noble firs and others; $40 for all noble firs up to 14 feet tall; hot beverages. JP Landscape Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays until Dec. 23 at 29726 NE Cherry Valley Road, Duvall; 425-844-2816, www.duvallchristmastrees.com. Noble, Douglas, grand and Fraser firs, Vanderwolf pine, blue and Norway spruce; prices vary. Kiss Kingle's Christmas Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until sold out at 21727 Jordan Road, Arlington; 360-659-6036. Fraser and noble firs. Free candy canes. Lervik's Christmas Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until sold out at Highway 92 and 84th Street / Getchell Road, Granite Falls; 360-941-4793, www.lervikschristmastrees.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, U-cut Fraser, Douglas, Shasta and grand firs, Scotch pine and Norway spruce; $25. Lochsloy Acres Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, closed Tuesdays, through Dec. 9 or until sold out at 5511 Highway 92, Lake Stevens; 425-308-0355, www.lochsloyacres.com. U-cut Douglas, Fraser, noble and grand firs. Free hot beverages. Luduc Christmas Trees: Before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m. daily through Dec. 24 at 5930 267th Place NE, Arlington; 360-435-9503. Noble, Danish and Douglas firs. Misty Meadows and Walker Forest Nursery: 10 a.m. to dusk daily through Dec. 24 at 16809-16905 Jordan Road, Arlington; 360-691-6260. U-cut, precut and live potted trees. Paterson's Lazy Acres Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Dec. 21 (only by appointment on Tuesdays) at 1315 188th St. NE, Arlington; 360-652-7661. You can also view the farm's red Chinese pheasants. Noble, Douglas, Fraser and grand firs, and Norway spruce. Wreaths, free candy canes and cider. Pilchuck Secret Valley: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 at 9533 Mose Road, Arlington; 360-435-9799, www.pilchuckxmastrees.com. Douglas, Noble, grand, Nordmann and Turkish firs, balsam and Norway spruce. Wreaths, swags and holly. Snacks, hot dogs, candy canes, hot beverages, saws and assistance available. Point Valdimar Farm: 9 a.m. to dusk Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16, 4921 Silvana Terrace Road, Stanwood; 360-652-2291, 425-501-6295. Unsheared grand and noble firs, and sheared Norway spruce. Wreaths available. The Produce Place: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 24, 12319 State Ave., Marysville; 360-658-1300; Noble, Douglas and grand firs. Cider available. Promised Land U-cut Christmas Trees: 10 a.m. to dusk Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until sold out, 22502 Dubuque Road, Snohomish; 425-737-5310. Grand, Douglas and noble firs. Reiner Farms: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16 at 168th Street SE and Highway 203, Monroe; 425-344-2940. U-cut or precut Noble, Douglas and grand firs. Free coffee, cider, cocoa, cookies and candy canes. Seasons Christmas Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18 at 12806 84th St. NE, Lake Stevens; 360-659-5839. Douglas and grand firs. Free hot cocoa and cider. Seven Springs Tree Farm: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 9 at 3729 Menzel Lake Road, Granite Falls; 360-691-6459 (weekdays) 425-334-2402 (weekends). Noble and grand firs. Wreaths, gift and ornament shop; cider available. Skye's Christmas Trees: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily at 1114 S. Machias Road, Snohomish; 425-418-6724, email@example.com, www.skyestreesandmore.com. Noble firs, wreaths, ornaments, holiday cards, free cider and cocoa. Sleigh Bells Christmas Trees: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends through Dec. 16 at 25231 Ben Howard Road, Monroe, www.sbchristmastrees.com. Noble, Nordmann, Shasta and Douglas firs. Covered tractor rides, bonfire and hot beverages. Assistance available. Stillyridge Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends Dec. 1-23 at 20811 99th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-435-3435. Douglas, Fraser, Noble and grand firs. Free hot cider and candy canes. Stocker Farms: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16 at 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish; 360-568-7391, www.stockerfarms.com. Choose-and-cut Fraser, Douglas, noble and grand firs. The Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to dusk through Dec. 24 at 3133 268th St. NW, Stanwood; 425-244-7179. U-cut Noble and grand firs, priced $30 for any size; wreaths available for $10 to $16; cash and check only; leashed dogs welcome. Tree Patch: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25 and, if not sold out, Dec. 1 at 5029 Robe-Menzel Road, Granite Falls; 360-691-5927. Noble, Fraser and Nordmann firs. Hot food, fire, stroll trail. Twin Lakes Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to dusk weekends through Dec. 16. 16332 19th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-652-5090. U-cut noble firs. Free cocoa, coffee, candy canes and carrots to feed the horses. Warm Beach Christmas Tree Farm: noon to 4 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 30 through Dec. 16, at 20031 Marine Drive, Stanwood; 360-770-6635, www.warmbeachchristmastrees.com. Grand and noble firs. Wintergreen Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 13606 S. Machias Road, Snohomish; 425-903-4020, www.wintergreentreefarm.com. U-cut or precut Douglas, noble, grand, Fraser, Nordmann, Turkish, balsam, Canaan and Korean firs, blue and Siberian spruce, and others. Wreaths, garland, cider, candy canes, kettle corn. Free family photos at decorated cabins. Leashed dogs welcome.
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