Nov. 24, 25, 26, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10

Children 2 and under are FREE! Come experience over 30 attractions and the Biggest Backyard in Texas with the New Texas Tubin’ Hill. Visit Santa in the barn, roast marshmallows at Santa’s S’more Station, scour our field for the perfect tree for your home or go into our 30,000sq feet big barn and shop the imported trees while supplies last! Don’t miss going in the Haymarket for the ornament selection and Christmas decor and Christmas gift shopping.

Everyone age 3 and over must have a Christmas Farm Adventure Pass.

For every 4 tickets purchased, Christmas Tree shoppers will receive a savings of $20 off the purchase of their tree (limit one discount per household)!

Photographers and their clients: Download Farm Policy

Christmas Farm Adventure - Gate $12.95, Online $9.95


  • November 24th, 25th, 26th
  • December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th
  • Friday Nov. 24th: 10am - 5:30pm
  • Saturdays: 10am - 5:30pm
  • Sundays: 12:30pm - 5:30pm

Christmas Farm Adventure FAQ

What are Mainstay Farm Christmas Adventure dates and hours?

Thanksgiving weekend: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25, 10am until 5:30pm. Sunday, Nov. 26, 12:30pm until 5:30pm. Christmas Weekends: Saturdays Dec. 2 and 9, 10am until 5:30pm. Sundays Dec. 3 and 10, 12:30pm until 5:30pm.

Do I have to pay entry just to purchase a Christmas tree?

Yes, and tickets on-line are at a savings over the gate price.

Do we get any credit from our entry tickets toward the purchase of a Christmas tree?

Yes, Christmas Tree shoppers will receive $9.95 off each tree purchased for each ticket purchased, for up to $20 in savings!

What is included for the entry fee?

Mainstay Farm has 70 acres of family play comprising 28 activities, rides and attractions —easily two-to-three hours of play. Also, Santa will be here at the farm this year.

What is not included in the entry fee?

The “add-ons” this year are Flying Fox cable ride ($5 all-day pass), Texas Tubin’ Hill ($5 all-day pass), and the Apple Blaster ($5 for 7 apples).

How much do your Christmas trees cost?

Prices vary by variety, height and grade starting at $49 and going up to $300.

Will your foodservice be open.

Yes. “Eat-Here,” “The Plate,” and “The Filling Station” will be open.

Do you give a military discount?


I am a photographer. What are your rules?

Photographer's Policy

Do you have Christmas trees available in the field to cut this year?

Yes we do. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Does my family need to bring a saw?

No. Mainstay Farm provides saws.

What varieties of Christmas trees do you sell?

Our choose-and-cut variety is Blue Ice. Our pre-cut variety is Fraser Fir.

Can we bring our dog?

Yes, on a leash. Also, please bring your own doggie waste bags.

Imported Christmas Trees

"Our imported Christmas trees are grown above 3,000 feet on the mountainsides of Ashe county, North Carolina, an area that receives on average 90 inches of rainfall each year," said Jim. "These trees are fresh, full of water, and beautiful. Find them displayed in our 30,000 square foot barn. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Come on out and have Big Time Fun!"

Farm Christmas Trees

Choose from Leyland Cypress, Blue Ice, or our imported trees from the Christmas Tree Capital of the US — Lake City, MI. Mainstay has 6,000 trees under irrigation. Six years are needed to grow a full-size tree that is seven- to eight-foot tall. Our trees are grown on eight-foot rows and seven-foot spacing. The width is needed to mow up and down the rows. The trees are sheared twice each year to enhance their shape.

We use a computer-controlled drip irrigation system with miles of poly tubing. Water is purchased from Bethesda Water Coop. We water during the night to limit evaporation.


  • Pedal Carts

    Pedal Carts

    Named for Mainstay Farm's donkey-mascot "Buggy," our paved race track is home to race fans old and young.

  • Chalk Car

    Chalk Car

    When you come upon a bucket full of chalk, you take one... give one to each of your kids... and start drawing.

  • The Dig

    The Dig

    Kids love to dig, and we've got the perfect spot.

  • Duck Races

    Duck Races

    Old-fashioned water-pump handles provide the propulsion and the rubber ducks float as fast as you can pump.

  • Yummy Food

    Yummy Food

    Home-cooked farm cuisine is our specialty.

  • Fishing Pond

    Fishing Pond

    Mainstay Farm's tank is stocked with channel catfish.

  • Tractor Hayride

    Tractor Hayride

    Catch a ride on one of Mainstay's covered hayless hay wagons.

  • Jumping Pillow

    Jumping Pillow

    It's impossible to jump without laughing your head off on Mainstay Farm's jumping pillow.

  • Three-Story Treehouse

    Three-Story Treehouse

    You must be kidding; a three-story tree house? Nope, you heard right! And to get down, just pick a slide.

  • Flying Fox Zipline

    Flying Fox Zipline

    A low zip-line with a pommel seat for the rider. Yeeeeee Haaaaaaa!

  • Superchute Slide

    Superchute Slide

    Grab a burlap sack and jump in the chute for the 5 second ride of your life on our 100 foot super chute slide.

  • Hay & Play Barn

    Hay & Play Barn

    A big barn full of hay is the perfect place to explore, climb, jump and play.

...and much more!

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