With the passing of the season we are on the cusp of wintertime, holiday season is here and we are all awaiting the first glimpse of mountain snowfall. Perhaps the first event of the winter season which is most special for families of all walks of life and for people from all over the Southeast is the journey to find the “perfect” Christmas Trees NC. Thanksgiving in late November is the first big weekend for Choose and Cut growers in the High Country, as thousands of families make the pilgrimage to find their family’s Christmas centerpiece.
There are over 400 choose and cut farms around western North Carolina offering more than simply picking out a tree. Many of them have old fashioned hay rides, Christmas Caroling, visits from Santa, gifts shops with souvenirs and decorations alike, and even a mug of warm hot chocolate. This fun family outing is sure to turn into a great holiday tradition.
What’s so wonderful about a North Carolina Christmas Tree? The trees are Fraser Fir trees. A combination of things make these trees second to none. Fraser Firs are the best Types of NC Christmas Trees and have exceptional needle retention, so you won’t have a tree shedding needles and making a mess. They also have strong, upright branches perfect for stringing strands of twinkling lights, garland, and ornaments your family has been passing on for generations. And, without a doubt the best attribute of all, the smell. Fraser Firs simply smell like Christmas, the holidays, tradition, and family. The beautiful evergreen scent will last weeks into the holiday season guaranteeing your home will feel the warmth and spirit of the season.
There will be no shortage of Christmas Trees in Western North Carolina. You can find a plethora of choose-n-cut locations in Ashe, Avery, Watauga and the surrounding counties. Finding a tree farm is easy. This year the season for choose and cut farms kicked off on November 27th. There will be signs, red arrows, and maps to make your trip easy. The offerings don’t stop with the pine-needled beauties, many farmers will also have wreaths, table toppers, and garland. And, if you’re looking for something to put in your foyer or you want a tree just for your little one, you can find small trees perfect for that, too.
HighCountryWebcams.com is the perfect resource for planning your trip to the mountains. Offering live feeds of the area, check to see if it’s snowing just before you’re heading to the mountains. Also, before loading up the car, check HighCountryWeather.com to make your voyage easier and to see what Mother Nature has in store for your Choose and Cut Weekend NC.