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Tennessee Christmas tree farms share the holiday spirit


There is nothing quite like going to the farm to pick out the perfect Christmas tree, but that’s not all you will find at the farm this year. With attractions like petting zoos, pictures with Santa, and gift shops, farmers are creating magical outdoor adventures that are drawing visitors back year after year.

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Tree farm expert demonstrates wreath making; image courtesy of PickTnProducts

White Pine Acres tree farm was planned as a hobby by Jim and Barbara Stevens in Knoxville. Then it grew to a family operation during the Christmas season. "We are unusual in that we want families to continue the tradition of choosing a tree then coming back to our fire pit where they can roast marshmallows and drink hot cider and hot chocolate all for the price of the tree,” owners Jim and Barbara Stevens said.

"Many of our families return yearly to enjoy their reunion together in our casual atmosphere. We have become an extended family to many of them at Christmas Time since the children can play in our backyard which then extends to the trees."

Many Christmas tree farms will be open through Christmas Eve. Regardless of when you visit, local producers recommend you call for tree availability before you go.

“Visitors can purchase pre-cut trees, or they can get the full experience and cut their own,” Joseph Collins of Bluebird Christmas Tree Farm in Anderson County said. “We have trail paths around the farm, free hot chocolate and apple cider, and a gift shop with locally handmade items.”

The Wilson Glyn Christmas Tree Farm will help your family find the perfect Christmas tree. The farm is located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It is a fun and easy drive to Wilson Glyn where your family can enjoy a mountain Christmas experience.

If you’re not interested in a tree, you still have other on-the-farm decorating options. Lush, natural wreaths and garland for a home’s exterior are a perfect solution for those who want to enjoy aromatic holiday greenery. Many Christmas tree growers have special equipment for wreath and garland making, and they will work with customers to create the wreath that is the ideal variety and size.

Whether you’re hoping to create the picture-perfect wreath, take a hike along the trails, or stroll through a gift shop, you will make extraordinary memories that will last a lifetime. So, catch the holiday spirt at a local Tennessee Christmas tree farm this season.

Be sure to visit www.PickTNProducts.org or use the free Pick Tennessee mobile app to find more local Christmas tree farms near you. Follow “PickTNProducts” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about local activities, seasonal recipes, and products.

Published November 30, 2019








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