Find local Christmas tree farms here!

Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of DeKalb and Kane County, Illinois's choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! I'm always looking for more to add, and to correct any inaccuracies or errors, so if you encounter any, please email me ! And beware the copycat websites - from Monny-bloggers to out-and-out plagiarists, they simply copy my work; they are just out to make a quick buck. Since 2004, I am make updates and corrections every day! (let me know if you see copycats!)

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Tips:

  • If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO - many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year - Call to confirm their supply, their hours and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.  All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here !
    DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM (by phone, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
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Updates for March 2020

March 2020: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving (Black Friday, Nov 29, 2019) and are open up to Christmas Eve.Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends. A few open Saturday Nov 23rd.

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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DeKalb CountyCamelot Christmas Tree Farm

  • Camelot Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, wreaths. twine, baling available, trails allowing one to walk around a 20-acre lake through the woods, free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies.
    16380 S. Somonauk Road, DeKalb, IL 60115. Phone: 815-756-6599. Email: camelottrees@yahoo.com. Open: Every day beginning the day after Thanksgiving Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm (Friday after Thanksgiving, open at 9 am); Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm November 29th thru December 22nd. Directions: 3 miles South of Rte. 38 on Somonauk Road. 2 miles South of I-88 on Somonauk Road. All Choose & Cut and Pre-Cut Christmas Trees are $50.00. Payment: cash or check only. Free shaking and baling. Voted one of the top five Christmas Tree Farms in the Chicagoland area by CBS Chicago Local News! We offer free cookies, hot chocolate and coffee in our heated Christmas Tree Shed.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Concolor fir, Fraser fir, Canaan fir, Douglas fir, Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, White Spruce, White Pine and Scotch Pine
  • Craig Cinnamon Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided, wreaths, garland, twine, tree shaking provided, trees baled,
    13579 Howison Road, DeKalb. 815-757-0717. Email: ctcraig98@yahoo.com. Open UPDATE for 2019, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still  open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were 9 am to 4 pm on weekends only through December 24, or call for appointment. In 2018, Scotch and white pines cost $40; spruces, firs and balsams cost $60. Payment: Cash or check only. 2018 prices for trees over 14 feet, $100.00. All Wreaths, garland and table top greens are made from fresh cut trees. *We will provide a hand saw, free shake and bale, and twine to secure your tree. NO chainsaws are allowed. No rest rooms available at this time.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: White Pine, Scotch Pine, Red Pine, Austrian Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Serbian Spruce, Norway Spruce, Black Hills, White Spruce, Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir.
  • Larson's Family Farm Larson's Family Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, saws provided, trees bagged, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    4404 Somonauk Road, Sandwich, IL 60548. Phone: 815-786-2249. Berryfarm52@gmail.com. Open: cut-your-own Christmas tree season starts the Friday after Thanksgiving Day with special sales hours from 9 am to 4:30pm; Our regular hours begin the next day and continue through Sunday, December 9, 2018; During our regular hours we are closed on Mondays, open 2 pm to 4:30pm Tuesday to Friday, and 9 am to 4:30pm each Saturday and Sunday.. Directions: Located 5 miles south of route 30 at the town of Hinckley on Somonauk Road or 4 miles north of route 34 at the town of Somonauk (Caseys Gas station) on Somonauk Road And for a map to our farm, click here. Our products are usually available in October, November, December. Payment: Cash, Check. We provide visitors with saws for cutting trees. After trees have been cut, we shake out excess needles and, if desired, we bail your tree with a net that makes transporting the tree much easier. Using our own greens, we make three sizes of fresh evergreen wreaths, decorating them with dried flowers in seasonal colors and natural pinecones. We also sell evergreen roping you can use to drape on your staircases, doorways, or entryways.  Larson's Family Farm offers more than eighteen acres of cut-your-own Christmas trees in the following varieties: Caanan Fir (Like Fraser Fir), Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, and White Pine. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir (White Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    (UPDATED: December 06, 2018, JBS)
  • Wheaton Landscape and Garden Center - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, trees tied, trees baled,
    626 East Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. Phone: 630-668-0947. Email: wheaton1895@comcast.net. Open: Monday through Saturday 9am to 9 pm; Sunday 10am to 7 pm. Directions: 2 miles West of I 355 on Roosevelt Road * 4 miles North of I 88 use Naperville exit to Roosevelt Road go east 4 blocks on right * 2 miles east of County Farm Road on Roosevelt Road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: and other varieties (call!).

Kane County

  • Abbey Farms - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, free hot chocolate, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, weddings and wedding parties
    2855 Hart Road, Aurora, IL 60502. Phone: (630) 966-7775. Email: info@abbeyfarms.org. Open: Weekend before Thanksgiving through December 23rd  from 10 am to 7 pm daily. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: bbey Farms is located on the Marmion Abbey Campus. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. A family tradition since 1957 . U-cut trees are available!! U-cut Scotch, White and Austrian Pine Christmas Tree selections ranging from 9′ and under are available in our fields and limited availability of Norway spruce and Cannan Fir. Our precut lot is stocked full of FRESH Michigan grown for trees from Father Andrews family ranging from 6 to 12 feet tall! The Pinetree Cafe is open every weekend from open till close the entire Christmas season.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern White Pine, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, and other varieties (call!).
    (UPDATED: December 06, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: December 07, 2017)
  • Honeybee Acres Christmas tree farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, farm animals
    41w072 Bowes Rd, Elgin, IL 60124. Phone: 847-464-XMAS. Alternate phone: 847-464-9627. Email: Xmstrz@sbcglobal.net . Open: UPDATE for 2018, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still in business and open?  If so, please write me,   Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. The Reindeer Cafe serves home made Chili, grilled hot dogs, and pancakes, we sell 13 varieties of hot chocolate, and have home brownies, cupcakes and 5 varieties of fresh cookies. Get a picture of you and your tree in Santa's sleigh free of charge.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine.
    (UPDATED: December 06, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: November 08, 2017)  
  • Kuipers Family FarmKuipers Family Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, Jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    1n318 Watson Road, Maple Park, IL 60151. Phone: 815-827-5200. Fax: 815-827-4100. Open: Harvest begins the Weekend before Thanksgiving till Christmas. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I88 West to Sugar Grove and Route 47 exit. Route 47 North 10 miles to Keslinger Road. 5 miles West on Keslinger to Watson Road. North on Watson to Entrance. I90 West to Randall Road exit. Randall Road South to Route 38. West on Route 38 five miles past Route 47 to Watson Road. South on Watson Road to farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page .. Cut your own tree (except in 2016), Freshly harvested precut trees, Handmade wreaths, Unique items in The Orchard Shop, Apple cider doughnuts, pies, fudge and fresh pressed apple cider. Please pet our farm animals. Visit the farm for a huge selection of fresh-cut Pine and Fir trees. Trees are individually priced. Included with your tree purchase: Shaking to remove the loose needles, Baled so it's easier to handle, An Apple Cider Doughnut for everyone in your group.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
  • Lee's Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, hay wagon rides, Homemade wreaths, swags, roping, and holiday decorations; Free refreshments, shaking, and baling; Delivery available.
    45W002 Lees Road, Lily Lake, IL 60151. Phone: 630-365-2116. Email: LeesTrees94@aol.com. . Open: Starting Friday, November 29 from 9 am to 5 pm, then Fridays from 1 pm to 5 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from  9 am to 5 pm. Directions: From the intersection of RT. 64 and RT. 47, take RT. 47 north 2 and 1/2 miles to Lees Road. Turn west and go 1/2 mile to farm. The farm in on the north side of the road. Choose and Harvest: saws provided / restroom available, free shaking and baling, Tree varieties: table top to 15 foot Balsam, Fraser and Canaan Fir, Scotch and White Pine. Fraser Firs are individually priced. All other trees are $6.00 per foot. pricing: trees are priced by height.
    Pre-cut trees: harvested weekly to ensure the freshest pre-cut tree you'll find; displayed indoors in our Tree Barn. choose from Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, and White Pine. priced individually by size and species (averages: 7'-8' Fraser Fir: $65, 7'-8' Balsam Fir: $45, and 7'-8' White Pine: $40 plus tax)
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch and White Pine, Fraser and Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce;
    Pre-Cut Trees: Fraser, Balsam, and Adirondack Fir, Scotch and White Pine;
  • Spring Bluff Nursery - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Handmade wreaths (with dried flowers), roping garland, free hayrides to and from Christmas fields.
    441W130 Norris Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Phone: 630-466-4278. Email: info@springbluffnursery.com. Directions: 5 miles North of Sugar Grove off Bliss Road at Norris Road. Six miles West of Aurora. Please call for specific directions. Open: See the website (click on the name of the farm).
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Red, White, Scotch and Austrian Pines; Norway Spruce.
  • Theis Produce - cut-your-own Christmas trees
    6 N 593 County Line Road,  Maple Park, IL 60151 (Kane County)  Phone: 815-895-9712.  When in season, (October 1 - December 26th) open daily 9 am to 6 pm.
  • Troop 12 Christmas Tree Lot - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided,
    Route 25 Next To The Skate Park, Batavia, IL 60510. Email: teribaxter@hotmail.com . Open: Beginning November `19 through December 22 (or sold out); Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 9 pm. Directions: We are on route 25 just past the skate park. If you reach downtown you've gone too far. From 56 turn right on to 25 and go about 4 miles. And for a map to our farm, click here. We tie trees down for you! All proceeds benefit scouts. Payment: Cash, Check, credit cards. Thank you.  We will recut/trim trees, bale your tree and/or tie to your car. We have been there over 40 years. We will definitely be there this year! We do not have a phone number. We are boy scouts. We are honest! Christmas tree varieties: PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir (up to 12-14 ft tall), or Balsam/Fraser Fir (up to 10-12 ft tall) - the tall ones sell fast! Roping: Fancy Balsam, Cedar, White Pine, or Balsam/Pine Wreaths: 12\" to 48\" in diameter
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir
    (UPDATED: September 18, 2017)     
    A visitor writes on September 18, 2017: "We are celebrating 60 years this year and love having the families who have been coming back from miles around for years! We should have pricing up soon on our website at Troop 12 Christmas Tree Lot. Tis The Season! Batavia Boy Scout Troop 12 to Open Annual Christmas Tree Lot - Celebrating 60 years of tradition, Immanuel Lutheran Troop 12 Tree Lot will offer fresh, pre-cut Christmas trees, wreaths and roping.. All proceeds directly benefit the Scouts, and cash, checks, or credit cards welcome.  "
  • Vessel Inc@Baldmound - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, trees tied, tree shaking provided, snacks and refreshment stand
    40w234 Fabyan Parkway, Elburn, IL 60119. Phone: 630-406-0703. Fax: 630-406-0791. Email: jariola@vesselinconline.com. Open: Call them for 2020's dates and hours; I have not received an update from them in years; Closed Thanksgiving Day. Directions: From Randall Road and Fabyan Parkway (Batavia/Geneva) intersection: 4 miles west of Randall Road on Fabyan Parkway to site on west (right) side. Borders Batavia, Sugar Grove, Elburn and western Geneva. Use Mapquest for detailed directions. Click here for a map and directions. Open from November 21st through December 22nd, weather permitting. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine.
  • Zieglers Christmas Tree Farm - UPDATE: November 15, 2016: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
    42w109 McDonald Rd, Elgin, IL 60124.