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Where to Get Christmas Trees, Holiday Wreaths & More Festive Greenery in Seattle: Winter 2021 Edition

U-Cut Farms, DIY Wreaths, and More
November 24, 2021
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Enchanted Winds Tree Farm offers hot drinks and holiday decorations in addition to their U-cut Firs.
 

It’s time once again to deck the halls. We’ve compiled a list of places to pick up trees, wreaths, and more so you can get to rockin’ around your Christmas tree in no time. There is some slightly bad news this year: Turns out the real Grinch who stole Christmas is climate change. Tree farms across the Northwest were hit hard by the intense heatwave this past summer, so expect shortages and grab your tree ASAP. For more holiday merriment, check out our guide to holiday markets and shopping.


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CHRISTMAS TREE NURSERIES & GARDEN CENTERS

Carpinito Brothers
Browse thousands of green trees in Carpinito Brothers' outdoor lot, or head indoors to check out flocked, frosty-looking white Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths, and other holiday decor. Once you choose a tree, they'll help you tie it down to get it home—they even write, "Think your car's too small? Think again!" Bring the kids to say hello to Santa's reindeer and "best friends" Newman and Ziggy (a camel and a zebra!), or bring your Instagram boyfriend to take pictures of you with their winter wonderland light display.
Kent
(Nov 20–Dec 24)

City People's Garden Store
You'll find a variety of Noble, Nordmann, and Fraser firs at this outdoor tree lot (which is conveniently located on the same block as Cafe Flora, which is conveniently on the same block, if you want to make an outing of it.) You can also pick up garland, wreaths, and lots of other holiday decorations. Delivery is also available on certain days.
Madison Valley

Magnolia Garden Center
This garden store's selection of Washington-grown Noble, Fraser, and Nordmann fir trees is accessible two ways this year: You can shop in person, or order a specific size online to be delivered (for free, if you live in Magnolia). They also have a gift shop with products like candles and puzzles, plus poinsettias and camellias, and even a garden cat named Slinky! Their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place as well this year on November 27.
Magnolia

Molbak's Garden + Home
The giant poinsettia tree is the star attraction at Molbak's: It's as tall as a Christmas tree and apparently a 37-year-running tradition to take your holiday card photo in front of it. Life-size Santa cutouts are also available for your selfie needs. Plus, shop fresh trees and wreaths, fake (excuse us, "forever") trees, Christmas cacti, ornaments, and more. Molbak's Cafe is also back open this year, serving Danish kringle, holiday drinks, and more.
Woodinville

Swansons Nursery
If you're looking to fill your home (and garden, if you've got one) with the aroma of freshly cut Christmas trees and seasonal native foliage, head to this Ballard plant haven, which is all decked out in thousands of twinkly holiday lights and even has a model train village. In addition to holiday ornaments and evergreen wreaths, they tout their "Spin and Pick" system (in which hand-selected trees suspended off the ground and "ready for a spin by the pickiest purveyor"), and they'll continue to offer the popular, specially grown "Burton Blue" Noble fir. You can also shop for wreaths, poinsettias, and other holiday decor.
Crown Hill

Sky Nursery
Whether you're in the market for a real tree, a countertop Norfolk island pine, boughs of holly, or something in between, the nursery should have you covered. Mini trees and "whimsical grinch trees" are also expected to arrive in December, though in the meantime, their holiday shop is full of ornaments and home decor for any size space.
Shoreline

Urban Feed and Garden
Alongside their selection of pet and chicken supplies, this multi-purpose store has an outdoor tree lot that's open daily. "Shiny ornaments and plant-y (or not plant-y) gifts" are also on offer.
Beacon Hill

CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS

Buttonwood Farm
Make an appointment to choose and cut your tree at Buttonwood, "the only 100% organic locally-grown Christmas tree farm near Seattle." 
Redmond

Carnation Tree Farm
This Norwegian-owned farm has been open for 40 years and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stroll along its 16 acres for the ideal Douglas, Fraser, Grand, Noble and Nordmann Firs, or a Norway and Blue Spruce. They'll provide saws, and they shake and bail your tree for free upon purchase.
Carnation
(Opening Nov 26)

Christmas Creek Christmas Tree Farm
This family-owned farm, reportedly the largest in North Bend Valley, grows plenty of Noble Firs in their fields for those who want to cut down their own Christmas tree, as well as a selection of Oregon-sourced pre-cut Nobles for those who don't. Santa will also pay a visit to the farm on the evenings of December 3 and 4.
Riverbend
(Opening Nov 26)

Coates Christmas Trees
This U-cut farm emphasizes the Christmas spirit and family time, offering hot chocolate, cider, fires, visits from Santa Claus, and holiday decorations.
Auburn
(Opening Nov 26)

Crystal Creek Tree Farm
Crystal Creek provides saws for cutting down your own tree from among their 23 acres of Noble and Nordmann Firs, plus free rides from the parking lot to the forest on a picturesque train car, built by owners Harvey and Janet Hawken.
Maple Valley
(Opening Nov 26)

Enchanted Winds Tree Farm
In addition to its wide selection of U-cut Firs (including Noble, Grand, Douglas, Fraser, and Turkish), which staff members will bail and tie to your car, this farm also features a gift barn with wreaths and garland, ornaments, and complimentary hot cider.
Issaquah
(Opening Nov 26)

Farmer Brown's Christmas Tree Farm
Take your pick of Noble Fir, Grand Fir, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce or Colorado Blue Spruce from 32 acres of farmland, and stay a little while to enjoy a bonfire, Christmas music, complimentary hot drinks, hot dogs, and wildlife-gazing.
Arlington
(Opening Nov 26)

Keith & Scott Tree Farm
This picturesque family cattle ranch, open weekends only, has everything you need to cut your own Noble, Douglas, Fraser, Turkish, or Grand fir tree from their fields. Grab a seat by the bonfire afterwards and warm up with a cup of hot cider. Note that they don't take credit card, and they believe "Jesus is the reason for the season, so you won't find Santa here." 
North Bend
(Opening Nov 26)

Long's Christmas Trees
This 20-acre family farm offers Noble, Grand, Frasier, and even specially dyed blue and purple fir trees, which you can either cut yourself with provided hand saws or ask a staff member to cut for you. If you get there early enough, you may even be able to sit around the fire with your family.
Snohomish
(Opening Nov 26)

McMurtrey's Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm
Make a reservation for the full U-cut experience, or stop by any time to choose from one of their fresh-cut Noble, Douglas, Fraser, or Nordman fir trees.
Redmond
(Opening Nov 26)

Mountain Creek Christmas Tree Farm
Appointments are required to hunt for your perfect fir tree (as well as wreaths) at this U-cut farm at the base of Mount Si before December 5. After that, there will be a limited tree selection so appointments aren't needed, but the lot will close when they're out of trees.
Snoqualmie

Pfaff's Old Time Christmas Tree Farm
Choose your perfect holiday tree from 30 acres of U-cut and pre-cut options, and pick up some festive wreaths and garland while you're at it. If you're lucky, you might encounter a sweet old yellow dog who lives on the property.
Auburn
(Opening Nov 26)

Stocker Farms
Choose from precut Noble, Nordman, Douglas, or Grand firs, or opt for U-cut to have access to all that plus Turkish and Fraser firs. Wreaths, edible gifts like jam and honey, and hot chocolate (with proceeds benefiting the Snohomish Food Bank) will also be available. Bring your camera for cute holiday photo ops. 
Snohomish
(Nov 26–Dec 12)

Three Tree Farms
Get a "true country Christmas experience" in the Cascade foothills as you choose from a large selection of pre-cut Nobles, Grands, and Nordmans. They also have a coffee bar.
Maple Valley
(Opening Nov 26)

Trinity Tree Farm
You'll find both U-cut and pre-cut Noble, Fraser, Grand, and Douglas firs on this 40-acre farm, which provides complimentary hand saws and humans to help you load your vehicle—unless you're there on December 4, in which case the dogs from the Newfoundland Club of Seattle will be there to help, too! They'll also have a variety of takeout options at the food court, plus an antique 1955 fire engine photo op. 
Issaquah
(Opening Nov 26)

CHRISTMAS TREE LOTS

El Centro de la Raza
Find your fresh, organically grown Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush at El Centro de la Raza's annual sale and fundraiser. They stock Nordmanns, Nobles, and Douglas firs in various heights. 
Beacon Hill

Mercer Island Youth & Family Services
One hundred percent of the proceeds from this lot's Noble, Douglas, and Fraser firs, as well as their wreaths, go to Mercer Island residents in need. Drive-thru and walk-up shopping is available.
Mercer Island
(Nov 27–Dec 12)

MJW Holiday Tree Lot
Find fresh, locally grown pre-cut trees in a variety of shapes and sizes from this downtown Kirkland lot. They also offer delivery.
Kirkland

WREATH CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

The London Plane
The Pioneer Square cafe and flower shop will provide all the "fresh, fragrant coniferous varieties, such as hemlock, cedar, and pine" you need to make a gorgeous wreath. Morning classes will be on the patio and include pastries and quiche and a coffee drink of your choice, and the evening class will include snacks and a glass of wine.
Pioneer Square

Volunteer Park Conservatory
It's time for the Capitol Hill plant haven'ts most popular workshop of the year: Wreaths! Bring your own ornaments and ribbon to add some extra flair to your creation, or just use the materials provided. There will also be a short session on making wreath-sized bows. 
Capitol Hill

West Seattle Nursery
This nursery has reservable wreath-making machines, for which you can bring your own materials or purchase some of theirs.
West Seattle

The Works
The DIY hub offers two ways to get your DIY wreath-making on: Sign up for an in-person class, or pick up a make-at-home kit, which comes with hot cocoa mix and a custom Spotify playlist.
First Hill