Pining for a howliday experience you can enjoy with your four-legged BFF? You’ll both be feeling holly jolly after a visit to one of these dog-friendly Denver Christmas tree farms. Just make sure pup doesn’t lift his leg too much.
Note: We checked the COVID deets, but recommend calling ahead as it’s a changing situation. All locations require masks for hoomans over the age of 2.
1. CreekSide Tree Nursery
Are you a rugged outdoorsy type who wants an authentic cut-your-own Christmas tree experience? With 28 acres of spruce trees and farmland, CreekSide Tree Nursery has ya covered! If you and your woof are more on the chill side, they also offer a wide selection of living and fresh-cut, sustainably-sourced Christmas trees. The nursery has locations in Boulder and Niwot, but tree sales are only available at the Niwot location.
2. Cottonwood Farms
Your dog told us that he was not amused with that Charlie Brown tree last year. He has impeccable taste, so bring him along to help choose a beautiful, responsibly-harvested Christmas tree from Cottonwood Farms. Their mountain views are beautiful, so go check ‘em out during the day if you can. If looking for a specific size or variety of tree, call ahead.
3. Holly Acres Nursery
Pup really wants to make the nice list this year, so let him help you pick out a tree at Holly Acres Nursery. They offer a wide selection of fresh-cut Christmas trees including firs, pines, and spruce. New in 2021, all trees are housed inside, which makes for more pleasant shopping and less dry trees.
4. Jolly’s Christmas Trees
For the city-slicker woof who can’t be bothered with a country drive, check out Jolly’s Christmas Trees by the Cherry Creek Reservoir. In addition to a great, affordable selection of trees, they have stocking stuffers, LED light-up shirts and hats, and 8-foot light-up inflatable Christmas decorations. Jolly’s has a second location in Northfield, just south of Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood. Look for them next to the Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse.
5. Mr. Jingle’s Christmas Trees
It’s a one pup shopping stop when you head to Mr. Jingle’s Christmas Trees in Arvada. Let your woofer help choose wreaths, lights, and even ornaments at this family-owned business selling hand-picked, premium trees that are so fresh pup’ll be doin’ a double sniff. Trees can also be ordered online and shipped directly to you. Best of all, they offer tree removal after the holidays, which gives you more time to spend at the dog park.
6. Neighborhood Christmas Tree Company at Aspen Grove
Swing by Littleton to get your tree at our fave dog-friendly shopping center, Aspen Grove. Pup can shop for his prezzies while you’re there. They carry 7 varieties of fir trees, as well as White Pine, Scotch Pine, and Black Hill Spruce. Let pup pick out some greenery to decorate the dog house too.
7. Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in a National Forest
Sure, do-gooder doggo wants an authentic Christmas experience, but he also wants to help the environment. We’re told that Christmas tree cutting in national forests helps prevent h*ckin’ fires. Make sure you check out the U.S. Forest Service website for availability and buy a permit in advance. Bring your own hack saw.
Where’s your fave Denver dog-friendly Christmas tree farm? Let us know in the comments and be sure to tag @SidewalkDog in your holiday pics.
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