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The Best Farms in the Nation to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

The Best Farms in the Nation to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

The most wonderful time of year is upon us. And you know what that means: it’s time to decorate your tree! But first, you have to pick one. And if you’re focusing on an environmentally sustainable holiday celebration this year, one way to contribute to the health of the planet is by going to a “cut your Christmas tree” farm. Preferably one where you can return your tree after the holiday for composting. If you’re in on this as a great holiday adventure, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 12 best Christmas tree farms to cut your own tree this holiday season.

where are the best Christmas tree farms this year?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And even though your celebrations may look a little bit different in 2020, it doesn’t mean they have to be any less memorable.

The best farms to cut your own Christmas tree this holiday season.

To add an extra special something to this year’s holiday cheer, why don’t you pick out your Christmas tree from one of the country’s best farms?  

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Between visits with Santa, sleigh rides, and plenty of décor, these twelve spots will help you make the absolute most out of this season. 

where are the best Christmas tree farms this year?

1. New Jersey: Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm 

We can’t wait for Wyckoff’s to reopen this month. From 10 to 4:30 every day (and 8 to 4:30 on weekends!), you can make your way through a selection of over 5,000 gorgeous Christmas trees.  

best Christmas tree farms

New Jersey: Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm. Courtesy Photo.

Choose between a cut-your-own Douglas Fir or Blue Spruce, or a pre-cut Fraser Fir or Canaan Fir, and then make sure you browse their fantastical Christmas BarnThey have all the wreaths, ornaments, and garlands you need to give your home a little holiday flair.  

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2. Illinois: Williams Tree Farm 

Williams is where you want to be this winter. After riding in a horsedrawn sleighyou can have a visit with Santa himself, and then head home with your brand-new Christmas Tree – either one you cut yourself, or one that is pre-cut.

best Christmas tree farms

Illinois: Williams Tree Farm. Courtesy Photo.

Festive food trucks and a visit to the gift shop will top off the day, making this a holiday experience you’ll never forget.  And if COVID has shaken up your wedding plans, you could even plan to get married under the pines. It sounds like a fairytale to us. 

3. California: Silveyville Farm

At the end of the month, you can make your return to Silveyille: home to more than 15,000 trees, of five different species. Short, tall, full, or lean – Silveyville prides themselves on being able to find you your perfect tree, whatever that may look like to you.

best Christmas tree farms

California: Silveyville Farm. Courtesy Photo.

And after you’ve picked yours out, you can enjoy a cup of hot apple cider by the fire pit, say hello to the farm’s resident family of goats, and of course catch a ride with Santa and RudolphAnd before you head out, their Christmas boutique is waiting with a spectacular array of holiday items for sale.   

4. Connecticut: Jones Family Farm 

In their 73rd year of operation, Jones Family Farm is still going strong. Make a reservation ahead of time to either cut your own tree, or select one of their pre-cut beauties.

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Connecticut: Jones Family Farm. Courtesy Photo.

And after you’ve chosen your tree and browsed their open-air market, why don’t you stop in at the Jones Family’s winery for a little grownup fun? Set in a charming and historic barn, this is the perfect spot to get cozy this season.    

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5. New York: Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm 

Family-owned Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm is a purveyor of spectacular Christmas goodies as well as Christmas trees. They also host to some incredible “Merry Holiday Happenings,” including caroling, wine tasting, and riding in Santa’s sleigh.

New York: Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm. Courtesy Photo.

 After you’ve cut your own Douglas Fir, Balled Tree, or Charlie Brown Treemake sure to snag a picture with one of their life-size nutcrackers.  

6. Florida: Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest 

Who would have thought that after the North Pole, Santa would decide to move to Florida?  He must have known all of the amazing activities that this sunny Christmas tree farm would offer

Florida: Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest. Courtesy Photo.

There’s a Santa zip line – even better than flying in his sleigh – a barnyard full of furry friends, horseback rides, and moreHave a full day of Christmas fun, and then choose between thousands of trees to take home.   

7. Vermont: Christmas Trees of Vermont 

Christmas Trees of Vermont has the gold star when it comes to Fraser Fir trees. You can cut your own or take home one that has been pre-cut.

Vermont: Christmas Trees of Vermont. Courtesy Photo.

And don’t worry, Santa is taking COVID very seriously. All visits with him will be socially-distanced, but just as fun as ever. He can talk to you from the porch of his house and send a candy cane down his special candy chute.  

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8. Massachusetts: Mistletoe Acre Tee Farm 

Family-owned, Mistletoe Acre Tree Farm is ready for you this season. As well as trees, they also have a full stock of firewood, wreaths, bells, and other holiday magic

Massachusetts: Mistletoe Acre Tee Farm. Courtesy Photo.

Make a trip here, and you’ll have everything you need for thseason. And for one day only – December 6th Santa will be coming to town! 

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9. Colorado: Colorado Native Christmas Trees 

We all love the classic film A Charlie Brown Christmas. And as Colorado Native Christmas Trees knows, many of us would love to have a tree just like his. Well, Charlie Brown trees are their specialty – and it just so happens that as well as being unique and beautiful, these trees are good for the ecosystem too. 

Colorado: Colorado Native Christmas Trees. Courtesy Photo.

For the last thirty-five years, these guys have been saving trees that would otherwise go to waste and preserving the integrity of the Rocky Mountain forests. If you want a tree that’s truly one of a kind, this is where you want to go 

10. Maine: Piper Mountain 

Piper Mountain has been selling all-things-Christmas since 1978, and now you can shop even if you aren’t in the state.

Maine: Piper Mountain. Courtesy Photo.

In addition to their freshly cut Christmas trees, they offer garlands, wreaths, centerpieces, and all manner of seasonal gifts, whether you’re stopping by in person or ordering from your computer somewhere else. We know distance may be an issue for some people this year – and now it doesn’t have to be.   

11. Virginia: Moose Apple Christmas Tree Farm 

Even though Santa Clause is in quarantine this season, you can still send him letters directly from Moose Apple Christmas Tree Farm. And of course, you’re really here to find your tree.

Virginia: Moose Apple Christmas Tree Farm. Courtesy Photo.

33 acres wide, the Virginia farm has 25,000 different trees to choose from – and each is more spectacular than the last. Inhale a whiff of that magical pine tree scent, and then bring yours home to start the celebrations 

12. North Carolina: Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm 

Boyd Mountain is currently counting down the days until they reopen – you can follow along on their website. Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, here you can select your tree, and the competent staff will cut it and prepare it for you.

North Carolina: Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm. Courtesy Photo.

Simple. They also sell artificial trees and a huge assortment of decorations. And if you’re in need of a luxurious Christmas getaway, you could even book one of their magical cabins for a holiday stay. 

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Abbie Martin Greenbaum grew up in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she drinks a lot of coffee and matches roommates together for a living. At Oberlin College, she studied English and Cinema, which are still two of her favorite things, along with dessert and musical theater. She believes in magic.

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