Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
Skip the tree lot and make your selection a family outing this year.
If you’ve never been to a Christmas tree farm, you should visit one this season. Far from the cranky crowds and city noises, these farms are home to acres of fresh pine trees waiting for you to take home and decorate. It’s one of the best ways to get your family in the holiday spirit.
Most tree farms give you the option to cut your own tree or buy one pre-cut. Other tips: call ahead to see if they have trees and confirm hours, and make sure you’re wearing something you won’t mind getting dirty (pine sap is hard to get out!).
All set? Here are 11 places to try it out.
Adams Christmas Tree Farm
Spend quality family time choosing and cutting your organically-grown tree. “Our farm does not use any herbicides or pesticides,” said owner Irv Adams. This 18th century Elverson farm has more than 7,000 hand-sheared trees and specializes in large trees up to 22 feet tall. Kids get free candy canes and gingerbread cookies. Open after Thanksgiving, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am – 4 pm. Call 610-506-5656 for more information, or click here for directions.
Yeager’s Farm Market
Visit this lovely spot in Kimberton on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 4:30 pm and get transported to the Christmas tree fields by holiday hayride! Cut your own tree or check out the precut trees, and don’t miss the gift shop’s many available decorations. Complimentary hot cocoa, hot apple cider, coffee, and Christmas cookies will await you and your little ones inside the Christmas Café. For more information, call 610-935-8244 or see their website. Click here for directions.
Tricolor Tree Farm
With 55 acres of potential cut-your-own Christmas trees, free drilling and baling services, and weekend hayrides, this farm is a haven of wintry family fun nestled between West Chester and Downingtown. Visit on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 9 am – 5 pm. Don’t forget to taste the hot chocolate and view pre-cut trees and decorative accessories. Visit the farm’s website, or call 610-269-1034. Click here for directions.
Located in Bucks County, AGA Farms is a 100-acre preserved farm that welcomes friendly, leashed dogs. Cut your own tree, buy pre-cut, or purchase a rooted tree for planting after the holidays. Kids love the farm animals, and parents like having the tree shaken, cut, drilled, baled, and attached to the car. Visit the country store for holiday gifts and decorating items. Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm beginning November 28. Call 215-795-0660 or check their website for more information; click here for directions.
Jughill Tree Farm
At this Washington Crossing farm, visitors can take a hay wagon ride through the fields to find the perfect cut-down tree, buy pre-cut, or buy wrapped trees to decorate and plant after the season. Visit on weekdays from 10 am – 8 pm, and weekends from 8 am – 8 pm (one caveat: the choose-and-cut field closes at dark). Hayrides are a perk of visiting on the weekend! Call 215-416-0180 or click here for directions.
New Hope is home to one of the oldest family-run Christmas tree farms in the nation. While choose-and-cut trees are their specialty, the farm also has pre-cut trees, fresh holly, and hand-made wreaths. The farm is open 9 am – 5 pm Tuesday-Friday, open 9 am – 5 pm Saturday – Sunday, and closed on Monday. Want more info? Check their website, call 215-862-9510, or click here for directions.
For every tree harvested, this farm re-plants two trees. Buy pre-cut trees the day after Thanksgiving; they’ll shake and bale the tree for you. Pre-tag your tree next season (the first Saturday in October) and it’ll be ready for pickup when you want it. They also sell wreaths, window sprays, door swag, pine ropes, and other gift items at the Country Gift Shoppe, the family’s restored barn. Located in Mohnton. Visit their website, call 610-775-7590, or click here for directions.
With more than 40,000 Douglas and Canaan firs, you’re sure to find one that makes everyone smile. Take a hayride over the rolling hills of this Media farm and stroll through the evergreens for your perfect tree. There are plenty of pre-cut trees as well. When you’re finished, stop at the bonfire, roast marshmallows, and drink apple cider. In December, kids can visit Santa and make crafts at the Garden Center on Saturdays and Sundays, run around the Playland Playground, or visit the Barnyard animals. “Cut Your Own” Christmas Tree hours are 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday and 9 am – 5 pm Saturday – Sunday. Call 610-876-7116 or visit their website for more information. Click here for directions.
Hague’s Christmas Trees
Have the choice of any tree in the field when you come to cut your tree. Plus, take advantage of the fresh cut trees, wreaths, and greens accessible to your festive crew in Hatfield. Hague’s is family-run, so you’ll be supporting a local suburban business and getting the family-friendly service you deserve. See their website for more information, or call 215-368-4542, and when it’s time to go, just click here for directions.
Corkum Tree Farms
Whether you want a fresh-cut tree, a cut-your-own tree, or one that’s ready for the roof rack, Corkum Tree Farms in Collegeville can provide it. After 20+ years of Christmas tree farming, they know what they’re doing. Need wreaths, swags, greens, holly, boxwood, blankets, or roping? You’ll find all those accessories and even hand-knit hats and gloves if you visit the barn after picking your tree. Stop by weekdays from 8 am – 8 pm, or on weekends from 8 am – 6 pm. Visit their website or call 610-489-3448 for more info and click here for directions.
If you enjoyed picking your own pumpkins this fall, you’ll love picking your own Christmas tree at Varner Farms in Collegeville, a family-run business. A Belgian horse-drawn or a tractor-pulled wagon takes visitors who wish to cut their own tree to the Christmas trees fields (more than 90 acres). If you’re not into the labor-of-love involved in cutting your own tree, enjoy free hot chocolate or cider while you choose a pre-cut tree and Varner Farms will shake, bale, and drill it for you. They also have a gift shop, train exhibit, and farm animals. Monday through Saturday, choose-and-cut fields are open from 8 am – 4:30 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. Call 610-489-8878 or go to their website for more details.
Photograph courtesy of Varner Farms.