This is the year we are going to go out into the wilderness and get a fresh Christmas tree! We haven’t tried it in the past because our Super Kmart Martha Stewart Living tree had been serving us well for the past eleven years. But all of the pictures of families going to the tree farm on Facebook are wearing me down. Sleigh rides? Hot chocolate with Santa? That fresh pine smell?I must have it ALL!
There are two types of Christmas tree farms though; farms where you cut your own and farms where they cut them for you. Usually you can find a farm that offers both–but to be safe, make sure you call ahead before you go.
Christmas Tree Farms in Lake County
Gengel Tree Farm
38614 N. Fairfield Rd., Lake Villa | (847) 356-5661
Cut your own and pre-cut trees are available here as well as wreaths. Open weekends starting November 26 – December 18.
13236 W. Townline Rd., Waukegan | (847) 662-5733
Open beginning November 25th, they offer only pre-cut trees from Wisconsin as well as wreaths, boughs and roping. Call ahead for dates and times.
Sullivan Family Tree Farm
24774 W. Petite Lake Rd., Lake Villa | (847) 949-0172
Get your pre-cut trees at this 150 year old farm. They open November 26 and remain open every Saturday and Sunday through December 24. Many sizes of trees and wreaths are offered here as well as free hay rides.
Christmas Tree Farms in McHenry County
Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm
7719 Ryan Rd., Harvard | (630) 279-0216
Cut your own tree farm that offer organic pesticide-free trees. They also offer wagon rides, farm animals, Santa Claus, hot chocolate and coffee and much more. Ben’s is open Fridays and Saturdays from November 25th through December 18th.
Grandpa’s Christmas Tree Farm
13616 Il. Rte. 176, Woodstock | (815) 33-SANTA (-72682)
One weekend only, head here to get your Christmas trees the weekend of November 25, 26 and 27. Call the Santa line above for details.
Oney’s Tree Farm
16608 Rt. 14, Woodstock | (815) 338-4108
Open November 25 – December 11, this tree farm has it all including a gift shop, free wagon rides, a bakery and more. They offer pre-cut, cut your own trees, or you can get a tree cut with roots for planting later. Leashed pets are welcome as you get your tree! Read about Little Lake County writer Jessica’s visit here.
Pioneer Tree Farm
4614 Pioneer Rd., McHenry | (815) 385-8512
This friendly tree farm offers organically grown Christmas trees for you to cut yourself. Enjoy a wagon ride to and from the trees, as well as a warming house with hot chocolate and coffee, all free of charge. Leashed pets are allowed, but not in the warming house. The farm opens November 25th and remains open every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas.
Christmas Tree Farms in Southern Wisconsin
Borzynski’s Farm and Floral Market
11600 Washington Ave., Mt. Pleasant | (262) 886-2235
Located just outside Racine, this market offers pre-cut trees of one variety only (North Carolina Frasier Firs). They also offer a market with fresh deli meats, ice cream and a beautiful gift shop as well.
Sugar Creek Farm
N6447 Church Rd., Burlington | (262) 767-1177
Open daily from November 25th until Christmas, this cut your own tree farm doesn’t offer the bells and whistles of the others but has a large selection of trees to choose from as well as being open every day to serve those who work weekends.
Valley View Farms
W798 Valley View Rd., Burlington | (262) 210-7235
Open daily from November 19th through Christmas Eve, this farm offers both pre-cut trees as well as cut your own. Hours for cutting your own are only until dusk but the pre-cut lot will be open until 8. They also offer wreaths as well.
Has your family been to a pick-your-own Christmas tree farm? Let us know about it in the comments section.