OK. By now, you probably have a Christmas tree or you're fixing to go get one this weekend. Don’t feel bad if you don't have a tree all dressed up yet. I don’t either. But when you do set out for a tree, you want to make sure it's the right tree and that the experience is fun for the kids.

Best Things Texas, known for ranking the best of Texas, recently issued an article listing the Ten Best Christmas Tree Farms in Texas and one of the locations is right here in Tyler, Texas. Plantation Pines CHRISTmas Tree Farm has been around for generations and offer a wide variety of trees to choose from including Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine Tree, and Frazier Fir Trees.

When you arrive, you will be greeted by a member of the Wiggins family and take a hayride from the gift shop to the farm. You can ask for help or grab a handsaw and take a walk in the fields to search for the tree that calls to you.

The process is simple:

  • You find the perfect tree
  • Cut it yourself or have someone cut it for you
  • Bring it on back
  • Grab some hot cocoa or coffee
  • They will shake the tree and ball it for you
  • Take a farm field trip with your kids

The entire experience will get you in the Christmas spirit where you can get a fresh cut tree, enjoy a hayride, drink hot chocolate or coffee, and more.

Plantation Pines CHRISTmas Tree Farm is located at 10098 CR 429 in Tyler, Texas.  You can give them a call for their hours at 903-520-0061.  Who knows you might even see me out there getting my Christmas tree this year.

Other nearby Christmas Tree farms that are ranked in the top 10 include Kadee Farm in Greenville and Elves Farm in Denison

No go pick out a tree with your family and friends and don't forget to shake out the bugs!