The howlidays look a lot different this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to act like a grinch! We double-dog dare you to get into the spirit with your fren at one of these dog-friendly Denver Christmas tree farms. So bundle-up, grab your reindog, and get ready for a winter wonderland adventure.
Note: We checked the COVID deets, but recommend calling ahead. All locations require 6 feet of social distancing and masks for hoomans over the age of 3.
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.
Extra COVID deets: Parties are limited to 2-4 members per household, no complimentary tree loading or hot cocoa, BYO gloves/head-lamps, bow-saw for cut-your-own experience. Santa visits are TBD; check their website or call ahead for info.
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.
Pup really wants to make the nice list this year, so take him to see Santa while you pick out a tree at Holly Acres Nursery. They offer a wide selection of fresh-cut Christmas trees including firs, pines, and spruce. Visit Santa on Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Families will have separate seating to allow for social distance and be joined to Santa’s throne by a 6-foot candy cane (‘cuz 2020, yikes!).
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.
Extra COVID deets: Call ‘em for contactless delivery or virtual buying options.
5. 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.
Extra COVID-19 deets: Weekday cutting is encouraged to avoid large weekend crowds.
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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