11,245 ft. Mt. Hood is seen against the blue sky from one of Oregon Mt. Hood Territory's many U-cut Christmas tree farms

Christmas comes from Mt. Hood Territory

Jarrod Lyman | 11/12/2018 | Christmas Trees, Farms & Wineries

Okay, maybe the headline is overstating things a bit, but then again, maybe not. Christmas is one of the biggest exports from Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. Allow me to explain.

Oregon grows more Christmas trees than any other state in the US. And Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory grows more of those trees than any other county in Oregon. So needless to say, Christmas is a big deal around here.

While many of our trees are destined for places that aren't nearly as awesome as us and can't grow their own, many more stay right here, waiting for you to visit and make some amazing family memories by heading to one of our Christmas tree farms to choose your tree. 

A lot of these farms give you the experience of choosing and cutting your own tree. Others will help you if you're like me and not allowed to use anything pointy or sharp. Running from tree to tree finding a perfect month-long addition to our living room has become a favorite tradition for my family. The final choice is a major undertaking when there is such an abundance to select from

There's even a wide selection of various types to choose from. From the ever popular Douglas-Fir to the stately Noble, and lesser-known varieties like Grand or Nordman, there are so many to pick from. 

Of course many farms add to the experience with all sorts of memory-making Holiday activities. Hot cocoa and cookies, hay rides, pony rides, holiday decorations and other fun. 

Then there are those who are truly adventurous, and like to really forge a new path to get that perfect Christmas tree. They head out into the Mt. Hood National Forest with permit in hand and harvest their tree there. It's another fun way to go about it, and a great way to get the family out and about in the fresh air. Plus it's gorgeous out there, so there's that too. 

Give kids more to remember about this Christmas than what was under the tree. Make getting that tree part of the special season as well.

Next Steps: Find the farm nearest you

                    Book your lodging


Jarrod Lyman has more than 13 years tourism experience. He is currently loving his job overseeing content for the #omht Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest

The Story Behind - Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm For our fourth episode of our new podcast, Territory Tales which dives deeper into the stories behind Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory and it's beloved attractions,…
Tulip Festival Signals Spring 35th Annual Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, March 23 - April 29, 2019The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival signals the arrival of spring in Oregon's Mt. Hood…
Cellar Season in Mt. Hood Territory There's something quite magical about wine tasting in the winter in Oregon. The morning fog looks almost ethereal, the rain feels like something to dance…
U-cut Christmas trees put the u in Holiday fun Getting a Christmas tree has always been a fun part of the Holiday season for me and my family, even as an adult. The best…
May is a wonderful time for wine lovers in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory, as it has been designated as Oregon Wine Month. There are a…
I love a good dinner and a movie date night, but it's also nice to mix things up and catch a live show! The theater…
In honor of March being National Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting amazing women business owners throughout our destination. Meet just a few of the women…
Request a Travel Planner
Explore all that The Territory has to offer delivered right to your door, or if you want, you can view it ONLINE today.
Want to know what is happening year round? Sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter.
Developed by Drozian Webworks | ©2019 Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory 1-800-424-3002
Terms | Privacy | Contact CCTCA