Have you ever dreamed of having a family outing just like the famous Griswald family in the movie Christmas Vacation? You know when they go to the country and as a family cut down a huge, fresh Christmas tree?

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I've always dreamed of spending a day in the great outdoors cutting down and trimming a Christmas tree. Collecting pine branches to make a real homemade Christmas wreath. Gathering around a fire pit to roast weenies for hot dogs and roasting marshmallows to make S'mores. Then we all sing Christmas songs around the firepit.

That dream can really happen right here in West Texas, around Abilene, Brownwood, and San Angelo because there are a couple of places that offer fresh Christmas trees, Christmas decor, a huge fire-pit, and hanging out with others that are all in the holiday spirit.

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The good news is that a few beautiful fresh-cut Christmas trees are still available in Ballinger. Bring the whole family out to pick that perfect real Christmas tree or come to just hang out and spend a day Christmasing.

The place to go is either the TLC Old Town Christmas at 8601 U.S. Highway 67 in Ballinger or the Millican's Heritage Christmas Tree Farm at 14683 C.R.420
in Cross Plains.

If you're going to Ballinger's TLC Old Town Christmas, there's a cost for spending the day because they offer trees, a petting farm, kids train rides, a gunslingers cafe, and lots of activities for kids to do. The cost is $5 per adult, $3 for kids (5 to 12 years old) and under 5 get in free.

If you're wanting to spend time with family in the country and around the huge Millican tree farm firepit, you will have to call ahead and make arrangements for private gatherings.

Most importantly, make sure you spend time making valuable memories with family and friends this Christmas and remember to deck them halls y'all!

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