5 places to find the perfect pre-cut Christmas tree in Seattle

Nov 27 2019, 11:50 pm

December is almost upon us, which means that it’s officially acceptable to start thinking about Christmas.

The first step to any Christmas decorating is to get a tree, so here are four spots in Seattle to get a pre-cut tree, and a bonus spot where you can chop one down yourself.

Magnolia Garden Center


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Known for their gorgeous nursery of houseplants, trees, and shrubs, Magnolia Garden Center is ready for Christmas. In the past, they’d sold their trees through Holman Road Christmas Trees. This year, their trees are in-house and ready to be taken home.

Hours: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Location: 3213 West Smith Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-284-1161

Urban Feed and Garden


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Play with a shop cat and her kitten while browsing trees at Urban Feed and Garden. You may catch the shop cats dozing off between the bags of holiday decorations and chicken supplies.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 12 to 7 pm; weekends, 10 am to 6 pm
Location: 4878 South Beacon Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-420-2047

City People’s Garden Store


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Locally owned and operated since 1988, City People’s Garden Store knows what they’re doing. Stop by for your fresh Washington-grown Christmas trees, they continue restocking as the season progresses.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30 to 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Location: 2939 East Madison Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-324-0737

Swansons Nursery

The only place more holiday-ready than the North Pole itself is Swansons Nursery. The nursery not only hosts their own Reindeer Festival, but have had Christmas trees ready since the beginning of November. They are also the only nursery in Seattle to carry the Burton Blue Noble Firs by Burton Family Farms. These special trees are strikingly blue-tinged and have been bred since 1949. The shop also features a “Spin and Pick” system, in which trees are displayed off the ground for maximum viewability.

Hours: 9 am to 6 pm
Location: 9701 15th Avenue NW, Seattle
Phone: 206-782-2543

McMurtrey’s Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm


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For over 30 years, McMurtrey’s Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm has been offering wagon rides, free cocoa, cider, candy canes, wreaths, and of course, trees. Although not in Seattle, the dog-friendly spot is perfect for photo ops and families. If you’re not in the mood to chop down your own tree, buy one of their pre-cut trees that are brought in weekly.

Hours: 10 am to 8 pm; u-cuts close at dark
Location: 13925 Woodinville-Redmond Rd
Phone: 425-482-6975

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