Christmas is here, and if you want the best tree ever, you need to head to the best tree farm you can find. Yeah, you could pick one up at the grocery store, but that just doesn't feel as festive. We found the best tree farms around the U.S., and they're guaranteed to have you rocking around your Christmas tree.
A visit to this Alabama gem is more than just a trip to pick out a tree. Aside from offering six different tree varieties (plus pre-cut Fraser Firs if you want to skip the chopping) the farm also has tons of activities for you and the fam including a manger scene with live animals, train rides, camel and pony rides, a Christmas bounce house, and visits from Old St. Nick himself. You can even turn the experience into a weekend getaway by renting one of their cozy all-wood cabins.
As the name implies, this Anchorage staple offers a variety of Christmas trees―eight to be exact―imported in from Minnesota. But don’t worry, just because the trees weren’t grown in Alaska doesn’t mean they’re not top-notch. Each tree is carefully looked after by Bob and his family for a minimum of eight years before it makes its way to Alaska and eventually, to your home.
Traditional tree farms are hard to find in Arizona which makes M&D all the more special. But don’t think they rely on their rarity to draw people in―they also offer a great selection of trees and a yearly Special Christmas Family Celebration featuring Santa, hayrides, marshmallow roasting, and more.
Come for the trees, stay for the food―at least that should be Motley’s motto. The farm offers gorgeous Carolina Sapphires, Leyland Cypresses, and Frasier Firs to adorn your home and over twenty fudge flavors to fill your stomach. Aside from the crowd-favorite fudge Motley’s also has BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, straight-off-the-grill angus burgers, and much more. If the food doesn’t win you over, perhaps the pig races or farm zoo will.
If you’re looking for a tree farm with a photo opp, Grandma Buddy’s is the place to go. Aside from the beautiful Douglas Firs, the four-acre farm offers a Victorian farmhouse, a whitewashed barn, a redwood barn, a creek with quaint bridges, and a mini-Christmas village. Be sure you bring a camera because if the farm is picturesque enough for Pottery Barn shoots (yes, PB has used it in the past) just imagine how good your Christmas cards are going to look.
There are Christmas trees a-plenty at this and wildlife refuge at the base of the San Juan Mountain Range. Choose your perfect tree from ten different varieties including Colorado Blue Spruce, Southwestern White Pines, and Douglas Firs. After you find a winner you can spend some time going on a hayride, roasting marshmallows, decorating wreaths in the barn, greeting the farm animals, or just enjoying all the gorgeous views.
Take a hike among the 200 acres of to find the perfect tree for your home, then reward yourself with a glass of wine at the Jones Winery Tasting Room. A glass of wine (or two) for you and a beautiful tree for your living room―it’s a win-win.
Head over to on the weekend and catch a free hay ride to the tree fields where you’ll find plenty of Douglas Firs to choose from. Once you’ve found your tree make sure to pick up some handmade wreaths, take a picture with Santa Claus, and enjoy some fresh-baked treats from The Bake Shoppe. Looking for a more extreme farm activity? Guests also have the opportunity to take a tour of the farm via helicopter.
Included with your admission to is access to the tree field, the petting zoo, and hayride. If you’re willing to spend a little more money you can also glide through the farm on a zip line, or gallop around on a horse. Before you leave, make sure to check out Santa’s Workshop where you’ll find one-of-a-kind decorations and ornaments.
From pre-cut Concolor Firs and Murray Cypresses, to a variety of choose-and-cut giants and little Charlie Brown trees in tubs, the has a tree to fit any need. After you’ve picked the right one for you and had your fill of roasted marshmallows make sure to stop by the Harvest Shop to pick up some last minute gifts. Options include locally produced honey, jams and jellies, and salsas of every variety (even a peach salsa because, Georgia).
You may be hard-pressed to find a winter wonderland in sunny Hawaii but Helemano Farms makes sure you’ll at least have a great tree for your home. Choose from Blue Ice and Carolina Sapphires, Leyland & Murray Cypresses, and Norfolks. The best part? All you have to do is choose your tree and the friendly staff cuts it for you.
Stop by Spring Valley Tree Farm to choose from ten different varieties of spectacular trees and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies while you browse. Don’t forget to get a photo with their old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh!
Plenty of farms offer cookies while you browse, but we only know of one that offers apple cider donuts with the purchase of a tree, and that’s . Not only does the farm have drool-worthy donuts and lovely trees, they also sell all sorts of apple-products (made from apples picked from their own orchards) including pies, caramel apples, fudge, and fresh-pressed apple cider so you can get your Christmas tree and gifts all in one trip.
The folks at Hensler Nursery don’t just sell trees (on a whopping 300 acres) they eat, sleep, and breathe Christmas. The nursery kicks off the season with a Christmas Parade around the town that culminates in a month-long Christmas Fest. During Christmas Fest you can meet Mr. and Mrs. Kringle, have “elves” custom-decorate wreaths, ride the Hensler Express, visit the Deer Villa, and of course, pick a tree.
skips the frills and focuses on the important part: the trees. Spend the day picking from Fraser Firs, Balsam Firs, Scotch Pines, and White Pines and then reward yourself for a job well done with a cozy meal at the Pitch Fork Cafe.
Beautiful trees, whimsical yard ornaments, a Candy Cane Maze for the kiddos, and coffee or cherry cider are just some of the things you’ll find at this quaint Kansas farm. After you’ve found the right tree for your living room, take a walk through the gift shop to find one-of-a-kind gifts created by artisans from all corners of the US.
Ponies! Goats! Pups! Oh my! Aside from the prime Christmas trees at , the big draw is without a doubt, all the friendly farm animals. Come by with the whole family to find your tree and then stick around to ride around on the ponies, feed the goats, or take adorable pictures with the many farm dogs. If you’re really lucky, you may even spot Santa and some of his “reindeer” wandering the grounds.
Prepare for a lot more than trees when you come to this farm. Not only will you find six tree varieties to choose from (plus pre-cut and living trees) there is also a giant playscape, and a petting zoo.
The thought of taking some family pictures in front of this story-book red barn alone is reason enough to warrant a visit to Piper Mountain but just in case you need a little more convincing, they’ll throw in some carolers and a horse-drawn carriage too. And as if all that whimsy weren’t enough, there’s even warm cider and homemade donuts to add a little coziness to your tree-picking day.
With views like these there’s really no need for any frills, which is why Pine Valley Farms keeps it simple and focuses on the trees. With nearly 20,000 firs and spruces ready for the picking, you’re bound to find the perfect tree for you and your family.
Tree-hunting and family time can be stressful, which is why it’s so great that this tree farm has a winery on the premises. Made from the blueberries harvested in the warmer months, the Vandervalk Tree Farm wine will surely take the edge off and get you in the holiday spirit. And don’t worry, there’s free cider for the kids to enjoy too.
Tall Timbers offers a ton of trees to choose from including classics like Douglas Firs, White Spruces, and Scotch Pines. Choose one and cut it down yourself or have one of their friendly staff members do it for you. Either way you’ll get a quality tree at a great price to take home.
Aside from gorgeous views and perfectly pruned-trees you’ll find all kinds of attractions at this Minnesota farm including hay wagon rides, petting zoos, and plenty of photo ops. Make sure to fuel up for your search with some complementary hot cider and cookies from the gift shop.
This traditional farm is all about the trees. Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphires, and Virginia Pines are trimmed and shaped twice a year to give them a classic Christmas tree figure and strong branches for all your favorite ornaments.
Fort Osage Farm offers Scotch, White, and Virginia Pines as well as Norway Spruces. Along with your gorgeous tree you get complimentary hot cocoa and spiced tea, and kids get candy canes and coloring books. Weather permitting, there's a fire to cozy up to and Santa has been known to pop by the farm from time to time.
Montana is one of a handful of states in which you can easily chop down your own tree from one of its many but if you’re looking for a little guidance and a bit more of a Christmas atmosphere, Copenhaver Plantations is the way to go. Expect to find a warm fire, hot cocoa, and Mr. Claus himself.
Nordstrom’s tree farm oozes rustic charm. From the vintage fire truck to the barn full of one-of-a-kind gifts, everything here is charming and picture worthy. It doesn’t hurt that their free hot chocolate is delicious too.
Free popcorn and candy canes for everyone, a Christmas bounce house for the kids, and a large selection of perfect pines for you. Enough said.
A magical horse-drawn carriage brings you to a stunning turn-of-the-century country estate filled with beautiful trees and plenty of photo ops. Harvest your own tree and then enjoy some carols while you warm up with some of the food offered on-site. You can even turn your family outing into a trip with a stay at one of affiliate inns. Even more reason to get your tree here, every tree purchase helps support the .
Tired of the same old green Christmas tree? Wyckoff’s has the answer. Aside from offering six varieties of your more traditional green trees, the farm also has more colorful options including pink, white, purple, orange, and even black. Once you’ve picked your Whoville themed tree, make sure to head to the parking lot where you can hang out with other families at the traditional Wyckoff’s tailgate.