Holidays

20 Farms Near Philadelphia Where You Can Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree

'Tis the season, folks — hit the fields at one of these 20 local farms where you can cut down your own Christmas Tree.

Is it really the holidays without a pine needles covering your entire house? It’s just not as festive when there isn’t an air of evergreen filling the house. While fake trees may be a lot less maintenance and easier to come by for most city dwellers, a real Christmas tree gives this season the majestic touch that takes us back to childhood. Yes, the pre-cut trees at Whole Foods may be the easier option, but I know some of us yearn to get their lumberjack on and hit the tree farm.

We’ve rounded up 20 farms in the Philadelphia area — in the ‘burbs and New Jersey — where you can chop down your very own Christmas tree. These farms all offer a wide variety of trees in basically any size you’d need — ranging in size from small three-footers to 20-foot monsters.

Want a fresh-cut tree, but aren’t into axe-swinging? Some farms will chop the thing down for you, shake out the excess needles and offer you a hot cocoa while you wait. Read on to find the best cut-your-own spot for you!

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 are $5 per foot. This year, the farm has a ton of tall tree, which span up to 20 feet. Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during the week by appointment only. “Stand straight” tree drilling is also available.

Clark’s Christmas Tree Farm 
351 Pusey Mill Road, Cochranville, 610-358-4933

Douglas firs are the specialty at this family-run Chester County Christmas tree farm, which has 35 acres planted with them. After chopping your tree, visit their on-site Christmas shop for everything from wreaths to hot cider. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Colavita Christmas Tree Farm 
1761 Dolington Road, Yardley, 215-493-3563

Choose from five cut-your-own options at this farm: Douglas fir, Norway spruce, Colorado blue spruce, Caanan fir, and Eastern white pine. The 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

Hague’s will provide you with your own saw and cart, and all you have to bring is the muscle. Choose from Douglas fir, Nordmann fir, Fraser fir, Concolor fir, Scotch pine, blue spruce, or Canaan fir trees. Then attend one of their Christmas decoration classes for some added family fun. Cut-your-own hours are Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The retail lot is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Heylmun’s Pine Hill Christmas Tree Farm
1174 Sheep Hill Road, Pottstown, 610-323-8045

Trees here are a steal: You’ll find cut-your-own Scotch pine, White pine, Norway spruce, Colorado blue spruce, and more for $30 (although some trees may cost more, depending on appearance). Heylmun’s will also send you home with a free Christmas tree seedling. Open daily from sun-up to sundown.

Linvilla Orchards 
137 West Knowlton Road, Media, 610-876-7116

Take a hayride through Christmasland to find your tree at this Delco farm. When you’re done chopping it down, give those arms a rest. Staffers will pick up the tree from the field, bale it, and tie it to your car. Cut-your-owns are priced at $69.99 plus tax. Open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marsh Creek Tree Farm 
301 Marsh Road, Elverson, 610-996-8733

Holy trees, Batman: This Chester County farm claims to have 25,000 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

The Bucks County farm, which is in its 54th season of selling its own Christmas trees will offer eight cut-your-own varieties. Prices range from $45 to $85, depending on size. Open Fridays 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 Christmas tree fields close at 4:15 p.m.

Old Stone Farm 
688 Strickersville Road, Landenberg, (weekdays); 959 Chesterville Road, Lewisville (weekends), 484-798-8413

Trees here are $50 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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tricolor Tree Farm 
1480 Hall Road, West Chester, 610-269-1034

This farm has 55 acres of Douglas fir, blue spruce, hemlock and white pine trees to choose from. They also offer hot chocolate, saws, and weekend hayrides. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Tuckamony Farm 
6320 Upper York Road, New Hope, 215-862-9510

This farm has been in the cut-your-own Christmas tree biz since 1929. They provide a saw and measuring pole, and 11 tree species to choose from. All choose-and-cut trees cost a flat $59; pre-cut ones are also available and the prices vary depending on the height. Open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Westlake Tree Farms 
2421 North Hill Camp Road, Pottstown, 800-564-8733

Norway spruce, Fraser, Canaan, and Douglas firs are your options here, priced at $6 to $10 per foot respectively. Also on site is a Christmas shop with ornaments and other gift items (and Santa!). Open Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

Wiggins Christmas Trees 
1257 Westtown Thornton Road, West Chester; 2176 Gap Newport Pike, Cochranville, 610-344-7822

Wiggins in West Chester and Cochranville both offer cut-your-own Douglas firs for $45 and $40, respectively. For some added seasonal flair, ride the Christmas Tree Train; you’ll be provided coffee, hot cocoa, and donuts onboard. Both sites are open Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Willard Family Christmas Trees 
Various locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

This family-run network of four tree farms includes several cut-your-own Christmas tree options. Check out the website for specific offerings and locations.

Yeager’s Tree Farm 
1109 Western Road, Phoenixville, 610-329-5047

There are 10,000 trees to choose from on this farm, from Douglas firs to white pine and more. Trees are vertically drilled for easier set-up. Open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk.

Christmas Tree Farms in New 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 $56.14 plus tax. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cherryville Farms 
352 Quakertown Road, Pittstown, 908-806-4580

This farm offers five varieties of trees from Blue Spruce to Canaan Fir (and more!) at approximately $8.50 per foot. You’ll be provided with a saw — but no worries, if you don’t want to cut your own tree, they’ll cut it down for you. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Edwards’ Trees, Wreaths and Crafts 
318 Jacobstown Cookstown Road, Wrightstown, 609-758-7729

Prices here range from $40 for a three tree to $75 for trees nine feet and taller. The farm grows Norway spruce, blue spruce, white pine, Scotch pine and Concolor and Balasam firs. Open daily through Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Exley’s 
1535 Tanyard Road, Sewell, and 1512 Monroeville Road, Monroeville, 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 a hayride pulled by antique tractors for the whole family to enjoy. The tree farm is open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm 
194 Bordentown Road, Chesterfield, 609-298-2498

Choose from nine tree species at this tree farm. Cut-your-own Christmas tree prices range from $50 to $65. They’ll even shake your tree and remove any loose needles for you. Whether you choose to catch a hayride or visit the Christmas shop, you and your family will have barrels of fun at this tree farm. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until December 23rd.

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