Now that we’re getting into the festive spirit, one of the best family friendly Christmas activities is to visit a Christmas tree farm! What’s more memorable experience for your kids than searching for the perfect tree to take home to decorate? Bundle up, bring some hot chocolate and get ready for a true adventure.
Christmas Tree Farms in the Lower Mainland
1. Aldor Acres
One of my absolute favourite places to visit in Langley is Aldor Acres. Along with choosing your perfect Christmas tree they have a friendly farm animal display for you to wander through. This is the perfect place to take your family for a festive outing. They have u-cut, fresh cut and live trees.
- Address: 8249-252 St. Langley
- Dates: Nov 27 – Dec 19
- Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m -7 p.m., Weekends 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Note: Masks will be required in barns, market and washroom to help keep families, staff and customers safe.
2. Oh Christmas Tree Farm
This is the perfect place to go on a tree hunt with your family. They have over 17 acres of trees for you to choose from, including big trees up to 20 feet tall. They have wagons and saws for you to use. And this lot is pet friendly!
- Address: 21858 Maxwell Crescent, Langley
- Dates: Nov 20 until they sell out.
- Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
3. Dogwood Christmas Tree Farm
Dogwood Christmas Tree Farm is the perfect place for some family fun. In addition to Christmas trees they have fresh holly, boughs and wreaths.
- Address: 8589-252 St. Fort Langley
- Dates: Open Nov 27, 2021
- Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Notes: Face masks are required in indoor spaces for adults and children aged 2 and over. Please bring cash to pay. Due to poor wifi connection the debit machine is often down due to the rural location and spotty reception.
They are allowing and encouraging you to bring your own handsaw. Any powered tool or saw is not permitted. Axes are not allowed. Their provided handsaws will be sanitized between uses.
4. Frosty’s Family Christmas Tree Farm
This is one of the most festive Christmas tree experiences in the Lower Mainland. They create a festive atmosphere with Christmas carols and complimentary candy canes. They have acres of trees to choose from. There is a huge variety, including Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Norway Spruce, Noble Fir and Fraser Fir.
- Address: 24488 52 Ave. Langley
- Dates: Open Nov 27, 2021
- Hours: U-Cut 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Fresh Cut 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Note: They provide saws, which are sanitized between guests. No chainsaws or axes allowed. Masks are encouraged.
5. Giesbrecht’s Tree Farm
Giesbrecht’s Tree Farm is one of the largest Christmas tree producers around. They have have a great selection of fresh cut trees along with endless options if you prefer to cut your own. This farm has so much cheer and a genuine festive feel to it. There are also several super cute spots to take photos of your kids.
- Address: 5871 – 248th Street, Langley
- Dates: Dec 3, 2021 (U-Cut only)
- Hours: 9am – 3:30pm
Note: No dogs permitted anywhere on the farm. No chain saws permitted
6. Armstrong Creek Farm
If you’re looking for a fun and festive setting for all ages Armstrong Creek Farm is the farm for you. They have been growing Christmas trees since 1995 on 5 acres of land.
Address: 4457-190 Street, Surrey
Dates: Dec 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 2021 (weekends)
Hours: 10am – 4pm
7. Fern Creek Tree Farm
If your family is looking for a true forest experience, look no further. Fern Creek Tree Farm has rolling hills and a stream through the middle of the property which creates a unique experience in the heart of Langley.
- Address: 22441-79th Avenue, Langley
- Dates: Dec 4, 2021
8. Red Truck Trees
Red Truck Trees is back this year with fresh cut Fraser firs plus limited U-cut in the field! They’re also offering a bonfire, hot chocolate, and hot dogs! Get there earlier for the best selections!
- Address: 18630 2nd Ave, South Surrey
- Dates: Nov 27th & 28th, 2021
- Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
9. Fernridge Christmas Tree Forest
If you’re looking for some good old fashion Christmas family fun Fernridge Christmas Tree Forest in Langley is a great option. This tree farm has been family owned and operated since 1988. Free candy canes will be given out, but due to the pandemic no free hot drinks this year. They encourage you to bring your own warm drinks to have while you enjoy the fields and pick out your perfect tree. They supply saws for cutting down trees and twine for securing it to your vehicle. And, pets are allowed!
Note: Please wear a mask in the parking lot and sales area. Consider visiting on a weekday rather than a weekend.
- Address: 2828 – 208 Street, Langley
- Dates: Opening Nov 27, 2021
- Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
10. Art’s Nursery
If trekking through the woods isn’t exactly the adventure you are looking for this season, but you still want some festive family fun — Art’s Nursery is the place for you! They have it all – fresh cut Christmas trees, live/potted trees and and even flocked. Art’s Nursey also has wreaths, winter porch pots and a Christmas market with tons of festive ornaments and decor. They do not have a U-cut option, but the fresh trees arrive at the nursery in multiple shipments to keep them as fresh as possible.
- Address: 8940 192nd Street, Surrey
- Hours: 9am – 5pm
11. Alouette Tree Farm
- Address: 23083 132nd Ave, Maple Ridge
- Dates: Dec 2,3,9,10,11,12 (12pm – 5pm), Dec 4 & 5 (9am – 5pm)
This year, no pre-registration is required! Grab your cameras, coats and a sense of adventure. Visit the farm early so you can have the best selection of trees. Note there is a limited selection of u-cut and pre-cut trees available, so dates are valid as long as there is stock.
Kera is a full-time mom with three kids. She lives in the suburbs of Vancouver and recently started Kids Cuddles Coffee, a ‘mommy-news’ blog. She loves going on adventures with her kids all over the Lower Mainland. She has a passion for writing and the news. Before becoming a mom she worked at CBC radio and at a local newspaper. Follow her on Instagram @kidscuddlescoffee