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 Kankakee County area, 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!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in Kankakee County area, Illinois that you found their farm here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!
  • After Christmas, click here to find how how and where to easily recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree! And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

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

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Ford County

  • Pool's Pine Acres - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Saws Provided
    1119 East 1100 N. Road, Melvin, IL 60952. Phone: (217) 388-2385. Email: poolfarm@illicom.net. Directions: 1/2 Mile South of Melvin off Rt. 54 on Crosley Street (Corner of 1100N and 1100 E.) Open: 8 am to dark, from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch Pine, Red Pine and Fraser Fir

Iroquois County

Kankakee County

  • Cupola House Tree Farm -Cupola House Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Precut trees; container trees; homemade decorated wreaths and garland; the best tree stands; greens; hayrides; hot spiced cider; wood fire; balled & burlapped living trees. Over 120 species of landscape trees and shrubs for sale year round.
    4030 N. 3000W Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914. Phone: 815-932-6635. Email: cupolahousetrees@aol.com. Open: November 16 until December 24, from 8:30 until dark 7 days a week. Directions: Take Route 102 2 and a half miles northwest of Bourbonnais to N.3000 Road. Turn south and follow signs.. Cupola House Tree Farm sustainably grows 24,000 trees. Real trees are the earth friendly choice! In the 15 years it takes a typical Christmas tree to grow, it cleans the air and provides for life. Your tree will breathe its freshness into your home at a time when you're spending more time inside. A tree cut fresh from our farm needs only to be kept watered to stay naturally beautiful the entire Christmas season. At Cupola House Tree Farm we promise that when you cut down your tree, we'll plant a new one exactly in its place for the next generation.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Fraser, Balsam & Douglas fir; Norway & Blue Spruce, White & Scotch pine
  • Family Tree Nursery - Select and harvest  Christmas trees, baling free. Wreaths, nursery stock and perennial flowers also available. Wagon rides, weather permitting. Refreshments; tree stands.
    11548 E. 10000 North Road, Manteno, IL 60950. Phone: 815-468-8511. Directions: I-57 to Manteno, West 1/2 mile, then North on Spruce 1 mile, then East 1/2 mile or 1 and 1/2 miles West of Rte 50 on Road 10000N, or 1 and 1/2 mile East of Rte 45 on 10000 North Road.. Open: November 20 - December 24th, dawn to dusk.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch & white pine, Douglas fir, Norway spruce.
  • Phillipstown Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees,
    633 South Dudley Grove Road, Kankakee, IL 60901. Phone: 815-935-2147. Christmas tree farm that allows you to find and cut down your very own choice of Christmas trees.

Livingston County

  • Bob & Sues Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, live trees; wreaths; ribbons; supplies; roping & greens.
    10068 E. 2250 Borth Road, Pontiac, IL. Phone: 815-358-2937. Directions: call for directions.