Feel the Christmas magic at Old Congaree Run choose and cut tree farm (precious family moments in Columbia)

Christmas is not Christmas without a fresh-cut, aroma pine exhuberating tree. You know what I’m talking about. It’s more about choosing and cutting it as it is about decorating it.

This weekend families young and old came in droves at the friendly Old Congaree Run farm in southeast Columbia to get their perfect Christmas tree. Some wanted a small fluffy tree, others preferred the tallest most majestic pine they could find. There were couples who came for more than 20 years as well as newly weds rookies. Either way there’s was happiness all around. That’s priceless!

In case you’re wondering what’s going on, here are some pictures:

Start by browsing the majestic Fraser Firs

What about this one mom?

What about this one mom?

Entertain your kids on the FREE hay ride

Ecstatic kids on the hay ride

Ecstatic kids on the hay ride

You know you got it when you see it

Choosing the perfect Virginia Pine

Choosing the perfect Virginia Pine

The tree search climax….cutting it down (they give you a saw and a hand if needed)

The Big Moment!

The Big Moment!

The tree goes to the cleaning, drilling and bagging stations:

Bagging the Christmas tree

Bagging the Christmas tree

You can choose Fraser Fir, Red Cedar, Virginia Pine, Carolina Sapphire and Leyland Cypress trees. Prices start at $6 a foot. TIP! Get the $20 “Tim Mitchell” design drill stands. They’re sturdy, will last a lifetime and will keep your tree steady.

The farm is family owned and operated. People there are extremely friendly, knowleadgeable and quick to give you a hand or tree maintenance advice. Learn more about the owners and see additional farm photos here.

Come to Old Congaree Run Christmas Tree Farm for a magical family holiday tradition!

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