High Country Association of REALTORS News

Live the Dream #35 - Choose and cut your own Christmas tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
In beauty green will always grow
Through summer sun and winter snow.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
We enjoyed ourselves in your extraction

While most of the world acknowledged Black Friday last week, in the High Country the color was all green. Hundreds of people descended upon the many Choose and Cut Christmas tree farms here, not only to personally find that perfect family tree but to take part in an old fashioned holiday experience.
Choose and Cut TreeAfter tagging a tree, enjoy a sleigh ride hayride through the woods and allow farm workers to chop down, transport, bale and tie your favorite Christmas tree to the roof of your car. Savor the sweet smells of Christmas and fragrant evergreen foliage by wandering through an onsite Christmas tree gift shop to pick out your favorite ornament or wreath.

And don’t forget to cap off this magical holiday experience with a piping hot cup of apple cider and a freshly baked sugar cookie before driving away with your new tree.

For residents, it's also a grand time to visit old friends and mingle with neighbors coincidentally walking the same green path as you. Small town living has its unique advantages, and roaming your favorite Christmas tree farm with the family is one much treasured in the High Country area. The occasional bonus - snow!