Wow! Christmas is less than a month away now and we are already super busy exploring all that San Antonio area has the offer. Saturday we headed out to the Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm.
We have never had a real tree before, but when we moved we gave our old tree away. So this was our chance. We were all so excited! We arrived about 15 minutes before they opened and there was already a line of people waiting to get in. When you go through the gate there are lots of helpful employees wearing red baseball caps. They have lots of information about the different types of trees. Some are grown on site, some are brought in from Norh Carolina, others are in a pot so you can plant them in your yard after Christmas. Read more about the types of trees offered here.
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There’s plenty to see and do here. I recommend doing your hayride and photo ops before you choose your tree so it won’t dry out in the Texas sun while you explore.
They provide a saw and measureing pole. Once you’ve chosen your tree, measure it so you have an idea how much you’re spending, and then give everyone a turn trying to cut it down.
Timber. Click here for a short video.
Pull your tree up to the front and they will give it a good shake to get any loose needles or chipmunks out of it. (Just kidding, I didn’t really see any chipmunks in the trees. 🙂 They have this super cool machine that wraps the tree tightly for you too.
You’ll head over to the cashier where you can pick up a few other cute things like a fresh wreath. Then someone will carry your tree to your car and tie it down really really well with the string that they provide! How easy is that?
All that’s left to do is take it home and decorate it! The drive there and back is gorgeous. If you had wanted to take a drive through Hill Country and see the leaves changing now if your chance. Head out to Pipe Creek Tree Farm this week and get your home ready for Christmas. We loved it and it is definitely going to be a new holiday tradition for our family. Merry Christmas y’all!