The holidays are coming, and you may be establishing a new family tradition or simply looking for a local Christmas tree farm on the Peninsula.

We have loved visiting the Zuni Tree and Alpaca Farm for the past three years.

A few years ago we came across Zuni Tree and Alpaca Farm and I knew we just had to go. It’s about a 45 minute drive from Newport News, but we love it.  The trees are just beautiful and non-traditional all in the same. We arrive, grab our saw, cardboard and tree wagon and let the search begin.

The farm reminds me of my childhood when I lived in a log cabin surrounded by thousands of acres of game management property. My step dad told us this story about searching the woods for the “perfect Christmas tree” and that we’d know when we found the perfect one because “when you give it a little shake it’ll fall over.”

My sister and I would go marching through the woods shaking the trees one by one waiting for them to fall. To a child a story like that is every thing.

I think back to what a magical story that was I wish there were photos of us vigorously shaking every tree in sight.

When I became a mama, my dream was to continue the tradition of picking out our Christmas tree.

Traditions like these should be documented. Some of the things you do every year will become your children’s most cherished memories.  If you think you might be interested in having me meet you on location at a local Christmas tree farm book a Mini Story.

Peninsula Christmas tree farm in Zuni, Virginia
playing hide and seek at Christmas tree farm

little boy running in between Christmas trees

father and son cutting down Christmas tree

girl standing in row of Christmas trees

children searching for perfect Christmas tree

family standing next to their Christmas tree

father and son pulling Christmas tree on cart

guy wrapping christmas tree in netting

tying Christmas tree on car

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