Kill two birds with one stone this year by cutting down your own Christmas tree. Not only will you get to haul home a beautiful, fresh, delicious smelling pine, fir or spruce, you’ll also get a killer arm workout! Just be sure to rehydrate with some steaming hot cocoa afterwards.
Excited to get chopping? Here are 18 farms in our Pennsylvania and New Jersey where you can chop, chop, chop to your heart’s content.
Christmas Tree Farms in Pennsylvania
Adams Christmas Trees
260 Hopewell Road, Elverson (Near St. Peters Village), 610-506-5656.
At this farm, you'll find organically grown, cut-your-own Fraser firs, Canaan firs and Norway Spruce Christmas trees. The firs are $8 per foot and the spruce $6 per foot. Open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Carousel Village Christmas Tree Farms
Various locations in PA and NJ.
This network of five tree farms includes several cut-your-own options. Check out the website for specific offerings and locations.
Clark's Christmas Tree Farm
235 Pusey Mill Road, Cochranville, 610-358-4933.
Douglas firs are the specialty at this family-run Chester County farm, which has 35 acres planted with them. Saws are provided, and trees are baled for free. Open Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Colavita Christmas Tree Farm
1761 Dolington Road, Yardley, 215-493-3563.
There are five cut-your-own options at this farm: Douglas fir, Norway spruce, Colorado blue spruce, Caanan fir, and eastern white pine. Best part: the farm charges a flat $60 for any size tree you cut yourself. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hague's Christmas Trees
755 Forty Foot Road, Hatfield, 215-368-4542.
You can cut Douglas firs, Nordmann firs, Scotch pine, white pine, blue spruce and white spruce Christmas trees. Also on site: wreaths, greenery, holly and winterberry. Open Monday through Friday from 1 to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Heylmun's Pine Hill Farm
1174 Sheep Hill Road, Pottstown, 610-323-8045.
Trees here are a steal: Many are priced at $25. Scotch pine, white pine, Norway spruce, Colorado blue spruce and Fraser fir are just some of the species you'll find. Open daily from sun-up to sundown.
598 Linvill Road, Media, 610-876-7116.
Delco's favorite megafarm has cut-your-own trees through December 23rd. You can chop down your own Douglas fir, of course, but staffers will pick it up from the field, bale it and tie it to your car. Cut-your-owns are priced at a flat $59.99. Open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8p.m.
Marsh Creek Tree Farm
301 Marsh Road Elverson, 610-996-8733.
Holy trees, Batman: This Chester County farm claims to have 20,000 to choose from. You'll get a hayride, saw, and complimentary cup of hot chocolate. Trees are priced at $9 per foot. Open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
McArdle's Holiday Tree Farm
4316 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, 215-794-7655.
You'll find over 300 trees on this Bucks County farm, with 11 cut-your-own varieties. Prices range from $45 to $80, depending on size, but you can print off coupons on the website for discounts. Open Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note: The cut-your-own fields close at 4:15 p.m.
Old Stone Farm
688 Strickersville Road, Landenberg, 484-798-8413.
Trees here are $43 whether you cut your own or snag a pre-cut one. The farm has Douglas, Fraser and Concolor firs, and blue spruce varieties. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tricolor Tree Farm
1480 Hall Road, West Chester, 610-269-1034.
Pets are welcome to join you on your Christmas tree-cutting adventure here. This farm has 55 acres of Douglas fir, blue spruce, Hemlock and white pine trees to choose from. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until dark.
6320 Upper York Road, New Hope, 215-862-9510.
This farm has been in the cut-your-own biz since 1929. They provide a saw and measuring pole, and eight tree species to choose from. All choose-and-cut trees cost a flat $59; pre-cut ones are also available. Open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Monday.
Westlake Tree Farms
2421 North Hill Camp Road, Pottstown, 800-564-8733.
Fraser and Douglas firs are your options here, priced at $10 and $8 per foot respectively. Also on site is a Christmas shop with ornaments and other gift items. Open Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
Yeager's Tree Farm
1109 Western Road, Phoenixville, 610-933-7379.
There are 10,000 trees to choose from on this farm, from Douglas firs to white pine and more. Trees are drilled for easier set-up. Open daily 9 a.m. to dusk.
Christmas Tree Farms in South Jersey
Belly Acres Christmas Tree Farm
665 Royal Avenue, Franklinville, 856-694-0350.
Don't be discouraged if the trees you see when you pull into the parking lot are small ones; there are plenty of showstoppers further back on this 16-acre farm. All trees here are $46.73 plus tax. Open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Edwards' Trees, Wreaths and Crafts
338 Jacobstown-Cookstown Road, Wrightstown, 609-758-7729
Prices here range from $40 for a three-to-five-foot tree to $70 for trees nine feet and taller. The farm grows Norway spruce, blue spruce, white pine and Scotch pine. Open daily through Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1535 Tanyard Road, Sewell, 856-468-5949
Part landscaping company, part tree farm, Exley's has tons of acreage (and two locations) brimming with Christmas trees. There's also a kid-friendly Santa Land with toy trains and more to keep little ones occupied. The tree farm is open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to dusk.
Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm
194 Bordentown-Georgetown Road, Chesterfield, 609-298-2498
Choose from nine tree species—including the oh-so-European Serbian spruce—at this tree farm. Cut-your-own prices start at $46.73. They'll provide the saws and tree wagons, and will bale and net your tree for easier transport. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.