A Christmas tree provides more than shelter for gifts—it's a convenient hanger for light strings and a shady respite from its own harsh glow. Hand select your seasonal shade with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cut-your-own Christmas trees at Ballyntyne Tree Farm. This deal is valid from November 27 until the farm closes for the season on December 11.
At the family-owned Ballyntyne Tree Farm, friendly staffers help customers cut their own trees and whisk them home in time for the holidays. More than 15,000 live trees sprout among the 40-acre farm, where guests can walk past barns, wild geese, and ponds gleaming in the late-autumn sunlight to thumb the needles of three fir varieties. The fully sheared, rounded Douglas fir ($20) grows up to 14 feet, scraping ceilings with its coniferous peak, and noble ($35) and grand ($25) firs fill rooms with seasonal cheer and proffer branches on which to hang ornaments or pine-tree air fresheners. After locating their preferred evergreen, amateur lumberjacks can borrow a saw or enlist a staff member to help chop down the tree, wrap it in a net, and strap it to the roof of their snowman-drawn carriage.
While perusing the festive firs, Ballyntyne guests can sip on free hot cider or coffee and warm their fingertips before a roaring bonfire. The fenced-in farm also allows shoppers' canine companions run free and bark Christmas carols in unison.
Ballyntyne Tree Farm
Upon their 40-acre parcel in South Salem, the Kreitzberg family sets aside 10 acres of land for other families–and their dogs–to come and explore more than 15,000 potential Christmas trees, including douglas firs, grand firs, and noble firs. A pond, a barn, and abundant wildlife swirl together to form a picturesque backdrop, and nearby, the Kreitzbergs manage warm bonfires and pass out complimentary hot apple cider and coffee.
2556 Ballyntyne Rd. S
Salem, Oregon 97302Get Directions