Big Lake Trees & Events
Big Lake Trees & Events is a choose-n-cut Christmas tree farm and event venue located on twenty acres of woodland, spread across three separate and unique tree fields, on the south side of Big Lake in Skagit County, Washington. The Christmas tree farm was originally started in the early 1970s and was purchased in 2021 by Hollie and Adam Del Vecchio. The Del Vecchio’s are thrilled to continue the tradition of their farm being family owned and operated.
Noble fir, nordmann fir, grand fir, norway spruce and douglas-fir (with fraser fir coming soon)—are all sustainably grown and scattered throughout the three vast tree fields. In addition to u-cut Christmas trees, Big Lake Trees offers tree stands, handmade wreaths (made from locally grown greens from the farm) by Mossygate Flower Farm, and locally handmade ornaments. They also offer complimentary hot apple cider and candy canes for farm guests. The North Pole Express mailbox is available for young holiday enthusiasts to fill out their Santa lists and turn them in.
In 2022, the farm was approved for tiny weddings and events (50 person max). More information about reserving the farm for your special event can be found on their website.
After the holidays, bring back your tree for free!
Have you ever wondered what to do with your holiday tree once the holidays are over? Big Lake Trees asks customers to bring back their undecorated Christmas trees after taking them down. As long as the trees have not been flocked and do not have tinsel or other items left on the tree, they can accept them. No appointment is needed, just look for the sign at the farm and drop off in the specified area when convenient. The Del Vecchio’s say the returned trees will go through a chipper and be used as mulch to protect seedlings planted in the spring at the farm. The mulch helps to moderate the ground temperature and keep in moisture naturally. Note: wreaths cannot be accepted, only cut trees.
We recently (and quickly!) caught up with the Del Vecchio family to see what their family’s favorite Skagit grown crop is. Hollie says, “Both my kids say strawberries (!!!!) since they just don’t taste good from the store.” We’d have to agree with the kids, Holly, a ripe and juicy Skagit Valley strawberry sure is hard to beat!
Opening for the season on Friday, November 24th!
Big Lake Trees opens for the season this Friday, November 24, 2023 (the day after Thanksgiving) thru Sunday, November 26th. Mrs Claus will be at the tree farm for photos, from 12-3 on Sunday, 11/26, in the canvas tent in the lower field. Big Lake Trees will also have a booth selling freeze dried candy during the opening weekend. From there, they will be open December 1 to 3 from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. as trees are available. Please check their Facebook or Instagram page for the latest information about this year’s tree season.
Season’s Greetings to all and thank you for supporting the Genuine Skagit Valley program, Big Lake Trees & Events! We’re so happy to feature you on this week’s #GSVMemberMonday