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 Southwestern Idaho, including Boise, ID'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 to add!
See these resource pages:
- Our Christmas Tree guide with photos and descriptions of
more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart! And a PDF print version to take to the farm with you!
- The A-Z of getting your tree and caring for your tree, and
- Tips to make your tree last longer and not drop needles.
NEW! What will Christmas dinner
cost this year? Our estimates are far more accurate and current than the others! And try our Christmas dinner calculator and printable shopping list for your own specific dinner!
If it has just snowed; see
this page about how to make snocones from real snow!
It costs almost nothing and your kids will love it!
- If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website or Facebook page. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
- ALWAYS email or call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO
- many farms have closed in the past year, and of course, we won't know until the season starts and we find they aren't open! 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 Southwestern Idaho, including Boise, ID 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!
If you know of any tree farms I missed and want to
information, or provide feedback about a farm or the website
, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more. 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
Looking for more info?
Updates for December 2023
December 2023: Tree supplies are looking good, but expect prices to be up this year. It's always smart to get to the tree farm early and tag or reserve your tree, if they
allow it. Many tree farms allow tagging starting in mid-November.
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
Idaho Sleigh Rides
- No trees, instead: Horse-drawn
sleigh rides (weather permitting), horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Lunches offered, Farm dinners, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Hotel / Motel nearby, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, hunting
nearby, horse riding, children welcome, handicap accessible, testrooms, group reservations
1099 Banks Lowman Road, Garden
Valley, ID 83622. Phone: (208)462-3416. Email:
[email protected]. Open: December 16 to January 31, 10 am to 7 pm, Closed December 25.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Directions: Take the Scenic By-way drive up Highway 55 turning
at the Banks - Lowman Highway (Hwy 17) to Garden Valley. Stay on
the main highway and follow the signs to "Idaho Sleigh Rides"
Approximately 1/2 mile past the school across the street from the
Chevron Gas Station, we are located (parking) in front of the
old Run Away Restaurant and historical Tucker Ranch. The
physical address is 1099 Banks-Lowman Highway. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Glide peacefully through the winter wilderness of Garden Valley, Idaho in an
old fashion sleigh pulled by gorgeous Spotted Draft Horses.
Listen to the jingle bells and join in on the laughter and
holiday fun! Feed and see the wild elk up close. Follow up the
sleigh ride with a complimentary hot drink back at the lodge and
cuddle up next to the warm fireplace. Add on a homemade lunch, or a delicious slow cooked Dutch Oven meal with live music
during your dining experience. Great for Family Gatherings, Company Parties, Holiday Activities, Date Nights, Birthday
Parties, and more! (UPDATED: November 18, 2021 JBS) (ADDED: December 06, 2016)
- The Pine Patch Chestnuts and Tree Farm - Christmas
trees- you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, chestnuts
#8 Pine Patch Rd., Horseshoe Bend, IA 83629. Phone: 208-793-2237. Email:
[email protected]. Open:Black Fridat and that weekend from 10am to 6pm; then weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: The Pine Patch is
located about 1.5 miles North of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho on the
West, or left, side when traveling North on State Highway 55
(mile post 66). The tree farm and associated road-side sign are
visually obvious. o insure availability, prospective buyers
should call or email prior to coming to the tree farm to insure
nut availability and pricing. Depending on the size of the
annual Chestnut crop, Pine Patch Chestnuts are sold wholesale on
contract, retail to individuals, to include during associated
Christmas tree sales, and occasionally on a retail u-pick basis.
The Pine Patch Christmas Tree Farm is a small family owned
choose and cut operation that has been in business since 1975.
In addition to Christmas trees, the farm also produces and sells
Christmas tree varieties:
You Choose and We cut varieties: Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine
varieties: Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir
(UPDATED: November 18, 2021 JBS) (ADDED: November 09, 2016, JBS)
The Boise and Payette National Forest (NF)
- Christmas trees- you choose and you cut,
1387 South Vinnell Way, Boise, ID. Open: vendors
will begin selling Christmas tree permits on Saturday in mid-November; then on the following Monday permits will be available at
Boise and Payette NF District Offices and the Interagency
Visitor's Information Center located at 1387 South Vinnell Way
in Boise. All tree permits are valid through December 24. Each
permit allows one tree to be cut, with a limit of three permits
per family. For both Forests, the cost of a permit for one tree
is $10, and the maximum height of a permitted tree is 12 feet.
Permits are valid on both the Payette and Boise NFs. All
purchasers are provided with information about where a Christmas
tree may be harvested, restrictions and helpful tips. A
Christmas tree permit is for personal use only and the use of
permits for commercial use is prohibited. Permits are not
refundable for any reason.
(UPDATED: November 24, 2023, JBS)
- They have Winter Travel Map is
available to download using the Avenza map app! https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/1350447
But it does NOT get very good reviews. I'd just use Google or Apple maps and follow the directions above.
- Ditto with this one: Know where to go with the Motor
Vehicle Use Maps (Scroll down the page: Use the Avenza map app to download free MVUMs to your smart device.)
(ADDED: November 09, 2016, JBS)
- Victory Christmas Tree Farm -
Christmas trees- you choose and you cut,
6809 Baron Ave., Boise, ID 83714. Phone: (208) 853-9216. Open: call for hours and
availability, only open on weekends between Thanksgiving and
Christmas. Their supply is limited and unpredictable.
Christmas tree varieties:
You Choose and We cut varieties: Austrian pine, Blue spruce, Concolor fir, Douglas fir, and Scotch pine.
09, 2016, JBS)
- The Holidays at the Farm - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas-themed park, Christmas wreaths, garlands, Santa visits, Christmas
decorations, winter wagon rides, Christmas event or festival, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, Cell service cell
phones work here, picnic area
6285 SE 8th Ave, Caldwell, ID 83607. Phone: (208) 880-1161. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Short drive down the freeway to SandHollow Exit turn right and head to
highway 30. Take a left and continue on to cross street SE 8th Avenue and take a right. Follow Farm signs up the Hill to the Farm destination Or
see website or social media for more info. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, Debit cards, CashApp, Venmo.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Click here for our Instagram page. Charity donations each weekend from sale proceeds in the spirit of the giving season. Giving Tree present
to Bless others Holiday. NO admission Fee but would encourage a canned good to be given to local food banks weekly and support of your small
business vendors at site.
Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
(ADDED: October 02, 2022)
More Christmas Tree Farm listings are coming soon for Southwestern Idaho, including Boise, ID! Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in Southwestern Idaho, including Boise, ID? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!