The South's Best Christmas Tree Farms
There’s something magical about wandering through the pine-scented fields, sizing up the trees to find the best fit for your home. While holiday shopping is certainly fun, it can’t compare to the enchantment of roaming around a Christmas tree farm with your loved ones.
Come for the Christmas tree, stay for a day of merry celebration. No trip to the Christmas tree farm is complete without the entire family present (after all, everybody has to share their opinion on this important decision). Christmas tree shopping should be fun for the whole family, and these Christmas tree farms offer something for everyone. From a North Carolina Elf Village to Santa’s Runaway Rollercoaster in Texas, these favorite Christmas Tree Farms offer an abundance of fun, kid-friendly activities. We’ve picked out 24 of our favorite unique Christmas tree farms across the South to help you make the most out of your very special holiday tradition.
Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm: Ridgeville, SC
No visit to Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm is complete without a train ride around the farm. You can also participate in a scavenger hunt or a hayride, and in Santa’s Kidz Workshop, kids can make Kraft Bags and write letters to Santa.
Mt Zion Nursery: Fairmont, WV
Now in its fourth generation, Mt. Zion Nursery is the oldest running Christmas Tree farm in West Virginia. Founder Robert Martin planted his first Christmas trees back in the 1940s with the help of his son, and the vintage farm has been running ever since. Start your own family Christmas tradition with the help of Mt. Zion Nursery’s tree selection.
Steele's Christmas Tree Farm: Angie, LA
It all started with 1,000 pine seedlings back in 1979. Now, 40 years later, Steele’s Christmas Tree Farm offers award-winning trees and exemplifies Christmas spirit. From its inception the farm has been a family affair, and on the farm’s website you can find a catalogue of the family’s history—the birth of children and grandchildren, all interwoven with the Christmas tree farm’s operations.
Pine Valley Farms: Sykesville, MD
Pine Valley Farms has been family-owned since its establishment in 1977, with son Holden Wolf taking over operations to continue his parents’ tradition and legacy. Shop around for the perfect tree—there are over 20,000 to choose from—then take a break and visit the Christmas barn, where you can marvel at the fresh wreaths while sipping on hot chocolate.
Spring Creek Growers: Magnolia, TX
Take a hayride to the Christmas tree fields at Spring Creek Growers. The kids can play in the farm games in the field (Rodeo Bouncy Ponies, anyone?) while the parents cut the tree. Once you’ve secured the perfect tree, head to the gift shop kitchen for s’mores making kits and hot cocoa or cider.
Middleburg Christmas Tree Farm: Round Hill, VA
Located on Christmas Tree Lane, this Virginia farm is a short drive away from Arlington, Virginia and Washington DC. Middleburg Christmas Tree Farm provides a handy map that tells you just where you can find the tree you’re looking for, whether you want a Blue Spruce or a Douglas Fir.
YesterLand Farm: Canton, TX
YesterLand Farm isn’t just a place to get your Christmas tree: It offers a whole day’s worth of activities. Take a ride on Santa’s Runaway Sleigh Rollercoaster, visit the YesterLand Farm Zoo, and of course, get your photo with Santa. If you’re looking for a frosty tree, YesterLand Farm also offers snow flocked trees that look fresh out of a forest blizzard.
Barker’s Christmas Tree Farm: Lexington, KY
Barker’s Christmas Tree Farm takes a photo of each and every family with their chosen Christmas tree. The photos are hung on the wall and can be picked up when you return for your new tree the next year! With free candy canes for the kids and a warm fire pit, Barker’s Christmas Tree Farm exemplifies the holiday spirit.
Pine Mountain Tree Farm: Walnut, MS
The Appalachian Mountains offer the perfect conditions for growing coveted Fraser Firs, and you can find them pre-cut at Pine Mountain Tree Farm. But the farm’s favorite type of tree is the White Pine, which is beloved for its full look, subtle smell, and soft needles. The farm also offers an annual hand-painted ornament made by a local artist and wreath-making workshop classes.
Wilson Glyn Farm: Sevierville, TN
Nestled in the Smoky Mountains and conveniently located near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Wilson Glyn Farm spans 100 acres and offers pre-cut or cut-your-own trees. The farm also offers handy sleds to transport the trees to your car.
Santa's Christmas Tree Forest: Eustis, FL
Get lost in the beauty of Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest this holiday season. Not only will you find stunning Christmas trees, but you can also pet goats in Jack’s Barnyard or ride down Santa’s Flight Zip Line. And don't miss a horseback ride! This farm has fun for the whole family.
Delp Christmas Tree Farm: St. John, KS
Christmas at Delp Christmas Farm is best described as utterly magical. This farm has been running since 1959; after you pick out your perfect tree, snack on peanuts and sip on hot apple cider. Make a trip to Delp Christmas Tree Farm a new annual family tradition.
McCarthy Tree Farm: Middletown, DE
This Delaware farm offers much more than just trees. Don’t miss the Blacksmith Shoppe at McCarthy Tree Farm, where local artists can be spotted making horseshoes or cowboy boots. You’ll also find a gift shop featuring local art, pottery, ornaments, and wreaths.
Fort Osage Farm at White Pine Lodge: Independence, MO
If you’re looking for a Christmas fairytale, Fort Osage Farm is the place for you. The magical Christmas tree farm doubles as wedding venue, so you can say your “I Do’s” in an elegant forest of pine. The farm also serves as the inspiration for owner Kim Luke’s children’s book series, “The Enchanted Farm at Fort Osage.”
Timberhill Christmas Tree Farm: Chatawa, MO
Timberhill Christmas Farm is family-owned, making it the perfect place to take your family to pick out a Christmas tree for your home. The staff is happy to assist you cut your tree and provides saws and cart to carry the trees out of the field. The farm also runs field trips for kids to learn about growing real, live Christmas trees!
Owasso Christmas Tree and Berry Farm: Owasso, OK
Owasso Farm has been running for over 40 years, and it’s safe to say that they’ve mastered the art of Christmas tree growing. Plus, in the summer, you can stop by the farm to pick blueberries or blackberries.
Tom Sawyer Tree Farm and Elf Village: Glenville, NC
Your kids will adore the Elf Village at Tom Sawyer Tree Farm, which features a colony of colorful elf-sized tree houses. The village includes an Elf Post Office where you can send mail to Santa, a Uniform Shop where you can deck out in elf attire, and a Passport Office, where children can receive an official Elf Village passport.
Grant Christmas Tree Farm: Grant, LA
All of the trees offered at Grant Farms are hypo-allergenic, making this the perfect option for those with allergies. The farm also hosts events all year round, with a signature Pumpkin Fest in the fall, a corn maze, a zip line, and a giant pumpkin jumping pillow. The farm also has Pop’s Pumpkin Patch for fall festivities and a collection of honey bee colonies.
Romance Christmas Tree Farm: Romance, AR
The name isn’t the only thing that’s charming about this farm. Locally-owned Romance Christmas Tree Farm offers three different kind of trees and pre-tagging that begins in October, ensuring you can claim your dream tree well in advance. The kids can ride for free on the farm’s cow train, which looks exactly as cute as it sounds. Each compartment is even painted with white and black spots.
Motley’s Christmas Tree Farm: Little Rock, AR
Motley’s Christmas Tree Farm offers a variety of traditional Christmas trees, like the Leyland Cypress, which boasts a full appearance and kid-friendly soft needles. The farm offers lots of family fun, but the most compelling attraction is Motley’s Fudge Kitchen, where you can sample delightfully creamy homemade fudge. If you’re lucky, you might even catch one of the farm’s pig races.
Wildwood Christmas Tree Farm: Woodbury, TN
Paint an ornament to decorate your new tree at Wildwood Christmas Tree Farm. If you’re allergic to Christmas trees, Wildwood Farm has a solution—they offer White Pines and Turkish Firs that have minimal to no fragrance.
Brewer’s Christmas Tree-Blueberry Farm: Midway, GA
Christmas tree farm by winter, blueberry farm by summer. This Georgia farm has been up and running for over 30 years and offers family fun all year round. Brewer’s Christmas Tree-Blueberry Farm also grows pears, grapes, and persimmons, making quite an eclectic mix of offerings. Be sure to check out the homemade jams and jellies available in the gift shop!
Reed Island Farm: Hillsville, VA
Reed Island Farm proclaims that it grows “Eco-Friendly Christmas Trees”—they don’t use any pesticides on the trees, instead relying on natural insect life to keep the trees healthy. Although “eco-friendly” isn’t technically a tree classification, Reed Island Farm’s three Virginia Christmas Growers Grand Association Grand Champion awards prove that the farm is doing something right.
Shell’s Christmas Tree Farm: Tuscumbia, AL
This farm’s motto is “start a family tradition,” and we can’t think of anything more fitting for this family-owned Christmas tree farm. A trip to Shell’s Christmas Tree Farm offers lots of family fun, with activities like wagon rides, wreath and garland making, bonfires, and more.