- 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 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 I have no way of knowing, because I can't call or visit every farm every month, let alone every day. 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 OR EMAIL!
- And please tell the farmer you visit in 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!
- To find fruit and vegetable pick-you-own farms, click here.
- Crop availability / harvest schedule for fruit and vegetables, click here
- To find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other Halloween activities, click here.
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- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.A visitor writes 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" (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 10, 2008)
Los Alamos County
- Valles Caldera Trust
- No Christmas trees for sale, but they do offer horse-drawn sleigh
18161 Highway 4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: (866) 382-5537. Email: email@example.com. Open: Monday - Friday 8 - 5 MST, Saturday 9 - 5 MST. Directions: The main gate to the Preserve will be open during business hours and is located at mile marker 39.2 along State Highway 4, 18 miles west of Los Alamos or 20 miles East of Jemez Springs. Proceed through the main gate and down the snow packed road approximately 2 miles to the Valle Grande staging area. You will be directed on where to park. You will board a van from here to take you to the sleigh/wagon. The Valle Grande staging area is located approximately two miles inside the Preserve along a north facing, often snow packed and icy unpaved road. We will plow road when weather permits but four wheel drive and/or chains are recommended and may at times be required. On windy days drifting snow can make the road sometimes impassable, even if it has recently been plowed. Click here for a map and directions. Matched draft horses take you through the historical ranch headquarters. From aboard the 60-minute ride, you’ll experience a winter wonderland with possible visions of hunting birds and jumping coyotes. A guide will share the interesting history and lore of the “old Baca Ranch,” offering you insight into its past and its future. With the deeper snows of winter, the horses will be hitched to a large horse-drawn sleigh for an experience you'll long savor. (Note: When snow is not sufficient, a horse-drawn wagon will be used instead of the sleigh.) Horse-drawn tours are a great alternative for those who are seeking an outdoor experience of a shorter duration and with less exertion than hiking or skiing. Winter 2010/2011 Fees: Adults $30, Seniors 62-and-over $24, Children 15-and-under $15, Children $ Free (Age 5-and-under). Reservations are not required, but are strongly encouraged due to the limited season and popularity of the rides. We will accept walk-ins on the day of the ride ONLY if there are seats available. Our sleigh comfortably holds 12 adults. Special arrangements may be made for large groups or additional dates or times by contacting us via email with your request including dates, numbers of participants, and expectations. (ADDED: December 18, 2010, from their website)
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 beginning Nov. 1 at a cost of $5 each. This year Christmas tree permits on the Lincoln National Forest may only be purchased at Forest Service offices or by mail, and are available at all Lincoln National Forest Service offices from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through December 23.. Get a permit for $5 to cut down your own tree in the National Forest.. You can get the permits either in person or through the mail until December 11th. 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 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, Las Cruces (both locations), Carlsbad, and Ruidoso Downs (customer service department)
- Smokey Bear Historical State Park – Capitan
- Mountain Top Mercantile – Cloudcroft – Available for purchase 7 days a week
- 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.(Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: November 11, 2009)
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 - 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 Nov. 24 and Dec. 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.
Forest - Permits sold beginning Nov. 21 at the Supervisor's Office in Taos.
Local district offices will begin selling them beginning Nov. 21 or Nov.
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.
Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Corral
- Christmas-themed park, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands,
Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, Christmas event or festival,
gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, face
painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your
location (call for info)
4349 Irving Blvd Nw, Albuquerque, NM 87114. Phone: 505-908-0887. Alternate Phone: 505-991-1885. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Christmas Corral Day after Thanksgiving to December 24. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Admission is free Corn pit Tractor Races Slides Ring Toss Pumpkin Bowling Inflatable horse riding Mud Pie Cafe Duck Races And Much More! Craft Fair Chainsaw Carver Live Music Food Vendors.
(ADDED: October 28, 2012)
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- Cassidy Farms
- White fir and Spruce
Phone: 505-387-2645. Fax: 505-387-2645 (24 hours) . Email email@example.com. Directions: located in northeastern New Mexico in the beautiful Mora Valley at Cleveland, New Mexico, USA next to the Cleveland Roller Mill Museum, approximately 44 miles SE of Taos, New Mexico on NM Hwy 518. The location is at 7,400 ft of altitude. Click here for a map and directions. Cassidy Farms operates a woody ornamental, native shrub and conifer nursery. We are located in the Mora Valley 44 miles SE of Taos , NM. at an altitude of 7,000ft.