You can enjoy the great outdoors as your family creates or continues a tradition. Please call the farm before heading out to make sure they are open and follow all ADH guidelines for masking and social distancing as you enjoy this festive foray.

1. Motley's Christmas Tree Farm in Little Rock 

Hop on a free wagon ride into the tree farm to chop down your very own Christmas tree—saws are provided. Or, choose the perfect “Living Christmas Tree,” which comes in a potted container and can be planted outdoors after the holiday season. Families can also enjoy kid-friendly activities like pig races and a farm zoo. In the gift shop, choose from thousands of ornaments to adorn your freshly cut tree and pick up a fresh wreath or two. Don't forget to stop by the snack bar for treats!

Where: 13724 Sandy Ann Drive, Little Rock When: Open Nov. 21-Dec. 20, 1-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed on Mondays and on Thanksgiving Day. For info: 501-888-1129,

2. Papa Santa's Christmas Tree Farm in Benton 

Located on the outskirts of Benton, this quaint farm provides saws for adventurous visitors to cut down their own trees. This year they are opening early, expanding their hours and even providing a pickup service for families who choose to take advantage to help encourage social distancing. They are also moving their complimentary cocoa, cider and candy canes outside. And to replace higher risk attractions like wagon rides and the merry-go-round, all children will receive a scavenger hunt list when they arrive — find all the items to win a prize. Trees up to 10 feet are $6 a foot while trees 10 feet or taller are $7 a foot. Dogs are welcome, provided they stay on a leash. 

Where: 4976 Warford Road, Benton When: Open daily Nov. 6-Dec. 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For info: 501-779-1062,

3. Romance Christmas Tree Farm in Romance

This small farm near Rose Bud offers Leyland Cypress, Fraser Firs, Concolor Firs, Grand Firs, Colorado Blue Spruce, Black Hills Spruce and Scotch Pines. Plus, they offer free candy, coloring books and a tractor-pulled cow train for the kiddos. Professional photography sessions are also offered by the hour. Call 501-556-5173 for rates and available appointment times. Pre-tagging has already begun, but tree cutting begins Nov. 29.

Where: 1238 Hwy. 5 N., Romance When: Open daily Nov. 29-Dec. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For info: 501-556-5173,

4. Geisler's Holiday Forest Christmas Tree Farm in Jacksonville 

This choose-and-cut operation offers free hayrides, free hot spiced tea, pine boughs, candy canes and free shaking and netting. Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress and Eastern White Pine trees are grown at the farm. (But you’d better hurry if you want the popular Eastern White Pine.) Although the holiday forest is open on weekends only, arrangements can be made to open the farm during the week.

Where: 8817 Dorsey Road, Jacksonville When: Open Nov. 30-Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-dusk on Saturdays; 1 p.m. to dusk on Sundays For info: 501-224-3797

5. Bradbury Christmas Tree Farm in Mabelvale

The Bradburys open up their 35-acre farm to guests during the holiday season. Thousands of trees are available in the following varieties: Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress and Fraser Fir. Candy canes and coloring books are given to kids, and Christmas wreaths are available as well. Check their facebook page for COVID guidelines and updates. 

Where: 9427 Donna Lane, Mabelvale When: Open Nov. 26-Dec. 25, Monday-Friday 2-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. For info: 501-602-2449, facebook