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 Boone and McHenry 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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Boone County

  • Nature's Best Christmas Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, free hot chocolate, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm
    13001 Il Route 76, Poplar Grove, IL 61065. Phone: (815) 765-2960. Alternate Phone: (815) 505-3377. Email: naturesbesttrees@gmail.com. Open: November 29 to December 15, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located at the intersection of Dawson Lake Road & IL Route 76. GPS or Google 'Nature's Best Christmas Trees' since the physical street address will direct driver many miles east to the town of Poplar Grove. From I-90: At exit 25 Genoa Rd/Belvidere, turn right, pass through 8 lights, turn right (North) on Fairgrounds Rd/Route 76. Farm is 6 miles on the right (East) across from Dawson Lake Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We have mixed pine and fir wreaths 14" to 75" decorated with your choice of handmade bow and cones; extra heavy mixed greens garland; live mixed pine centerpieces; boxwood and Oregonia (a variegated boxwood) wreaths; grave blankets; specialty wreaths; our own honey available for sale. Complimentary hot chocolate and complementary seasonal baked goods.! We provide hand saws; will shake and bale at no charge. Payment: Cash, Check. All wreaths, garland, centerpieces, planters (new), hanging baskets (new) are made on-site daily with our own unique mix of firs, spruces, pines, boxwood, and western cedar. All decorations also include your choice of cones, picks, berry sprays, floral picks.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Black Hills Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern White Pine, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir).
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Black Hills Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Eastern White Pine, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce.
    (UPDATED: November 13, 2019)

McHenry CountyBen's Christmas Tree Farm

  • Ben's Christmas Tree Farm - No pesticides are used, 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, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, farm animals
    7719 Ryan Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: (630) 279-0216. Email: treefarm@gmail.com. Open: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays,  from 9 am to 4:30 pm from Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) thru mid-December (12/8 in 2019). Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take Interstate 90 WEST to the US Route 20 (Marengo) exit. Go WEST (left) on US Route 20 to US Route 23 in Marengo. Go NORTH (right) to US Route 14 in Harvard. Go NORTH (left) for 1 mile to IL Route 173. Take Route 173 WEST (left) for three miles through Chemung to White Oaks Road. TURN RIGHT & go 1/2 mile to Hunter Road. TURN LEFT and go 1 mile to Ryan Road. TURN RIGHT & go one mile to the end of the road. You made it!. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We have thousands of hand-pruned, pesticide free Fraser Firs in the 6-12 foot range. Enjoy Free Hot Cocoa & Coffee in our Warming Barn, Free Shaking and Netting of trees, Free Saws and Twine (for tying trees to your car). Leashed dogs are welcome. For more info., call or visit our website!.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    (UPDATED: December 2, 2019)  
  • Bill's Friendly Evergreen Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    3102 Miller Road, Mchenry, IL 60051. Phone: 847-525-9809. Email: eillas830@aol.com. Open: Saturdays and Sundays 9 am to 4 pm between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Directions: From intersection of spring grove road and highway 12, take spring grove road 1.5 miles to miller road Turn west (right) onto Miller rd, go half a mile. Farm is on right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. This is a small, friendly family tree farm with a nice selection of firs and spruce (traditional small needle trees). Baling and shaking, can cut your tree if you don't want to do it yourself. Also our parking lot is gravel and our field is less muddy than most.  Click here for our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, White Pine, White Spruce.
  • Cal and Shan's Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas decorations, trees tied, trees baled, saws provided, gift shop, restrooms
    3509 Lily Pond Road, Woodstock, IL. Phone: 815-648-2300. Fax: 815-648-2300. Email: dsmith@wishcom.net. Open: Weekends only from 9 am to 4 pm, from the Friday after Thanksgiving, and every Saturday and Sunday from then until December 22nd; The only Friday we are open is the Day after Thanksgiving. Directions: just off U.S. Highway 14 in between Woodstock and Crystal Lake. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.  All Trees, All Sizes, Only $75!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Austrian Pine, Black Hills Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Nordmann Fir, Scotch Pine, White Fir (Concolor Fir), White Pine.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Austrian Pine, Black Hills Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Nordmann Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
  • Conifera Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, garlands, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, bonfires, free hot chocolate, free hot cider,
    5810 Schultz Rd, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: (630) 779-6249. Email: Jminalt88@gmail.com. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 24, 25, 26, from 9 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday, December 2, 3 and December 9, 10 from 9 am to 4 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1 mile east of US 14 and McGuire Road At the NE corner of Schultz Road And Lincoln. Click here for a map and directions.  Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Black Hills Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Black Hills Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Canaan Fir.
    (UPDATED: December 07, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: October 24, 2017) (UPDATED: September 22, 2017) (ADDED: October 10, 2016)
  • Country Cabin Orchard - Christmas trees, Petting zoo, gift shop, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, Christmas trees, donuts, pies, bakery, gift shop. Fall nursery.
    4820 Alden Road, Woodstock, IL.  Phone: 815-338-3348. Open: mid September to December 24. Daily 10 am to 5 pm.   
  • GoSleigh.com Countryside ChristmasGoSleigh.com Countryside Christmas - UPDATE for 2019, Their website/Facebook page says they are closed indefinitely
    10009 Lilja Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815-600-8066. Email: contact@gosleigh.com. Open: Sadly, GoSleigh has closed operations. Due to family circumstances and life changes going on this year, we are unable to offer sleigh rides this winter. We will greatly miss all of you and the fun times we've had together. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and we'll see what the future brings!  . Click here for our Facebook page
  • Grandpa's Christmas Tree FarmGrandpa's Christmas Tree Farm - Free cocoa and coffee, and tractor-drawn wagon rides, Shaking, Baling,
    13616 IL Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: (815) 33SANTA. Open: Thanksgiving weekend plus the first 2 weekends in December (it varies from year to year, so be sure to check with them)  from 9 AM to 3:30 pm. Directions: located just south of Woodstock, IL on Highway 176, only 1.6 miles west of the intersection of IL Route 47 and IL Route 176. Create a new family tradition by enjoying an afternoon of family fun in our winter wonderland. Bring Grandpa, Grandma, and the kids for a Country Christmas Experience. Ride our tractor drawn wagon into the pine forest and select your tree from thousands of beautiful Pine Trees. There are several dozen varieties of trees to choose from in every shape and size. We provide the saw, twine, and even the hot chocolate and coffee. All Trees Same Price  $60 (2018 price) with Shaking, Baling, and Tax included (ADDED: November 18, 2016, JBS)
  • Grizzy's Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees,
    15900 Marengo Road, Union, IL 60180. Phone: 847-812-2961. Email: lgrismer@mc.net. Directions: 4 and 1/2 miles West of Huntley on Marengo Road (follow signs) or 2 and 1/2 miles East of Rte 20 on Marengo Road. Take I-90 West to Marengo Road, then East 2 and 1/2 miles to tree farm . Open: November 2, 29, 30, December 6,7,13,14 9 am to 4 pm weekends.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch & white pine; Blue & Norway spruce
  • Harms Farm Garden Center -  Christmas trees
    4727 W Crystal Lake Road, McHenry, IL. Pumpkins, fresh fruit, apples, petting zoo, spook house, pumpkin x-press ride, crafts, weekend events, Christmas trees and crafts. Open: seasonal times. 8 am to 8 pm. Call in advance. Phone: 815-385-5385. 
  • Holly Jolly Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Saws provided. Free tree shaking and baling. Petting zoo. Wagon rides to and from field. Gift shop. Free hot chocolate. Pre-cut Fraser fir. Assistants available to help saw down tree.
    Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL. Phone: 815-385-9627. Directions: Bull Valley Road, four miles north of Illinois 176 and one-half mile west of Illinois 31. Open: 8:30 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday and December 12, 13 and 19
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch pine.
  • M and M Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, trees bagged, tree shaking provided, saws provided,
    11715 Briar Hill Road, Huntley, IL 60142. Phone: (847) 275-8720. Alternate Phone: (847) 477-2979. Email: jrileyz28.jr@gmail.com. Open: Friday to Sunday November 29 to December 1; Sat - Sun December 7 - December 8 Hours 9 am to 4 pm Weekdays by appointment only. Directions: Located in Huntley West of the Huntley High School.  I90 to route 20 exit, right on 20 to right on Harmony Rd, right on Brier Hill Road 3rd driveway on right. Also look for signs to M and M Christmas Trees. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine.
    (UPDATED: November 16, 2019)  (aka, M & M, M and M)
  • Mt.Thabor Tree Farm - cut your own trees, garlands, wreaths, refreshments provided - as well as the saw
    4813 Mt Thabor Road, Woodstock, IL, 60098. Phone: 815-382-6938. Open: from 9 am to 4 pm on  weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and from 2 pm to 4 pm on Thursdays and Fridays from Friday after Thanksgiving until until December 16th.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch pine, Douglas Fir, blue spruce
  • Oney's Tree FarmOney's Tree Farm - Precut lot from 6-14 ft. Harvest Your Own 5-18 ft. Container tree available,  Shaking and netting of most trees available free, Ball and burlap also available. Saws available and twine for tie-down, Pony rides, Handmade wreaths (custom decorating available), roping, center pieces, bundles of greens,  Gift shop and snack bar, wagon rides, horse drawn wagon rides;
    16608 Rte. 14, Woodstock, IL 60098. Phone: 815-338-4108. Email: oneys1@yahoo.com. Open: Cut your own starts the day after Thanksgiving until early December from 9 am to 4 pm, daily. Click here for current hours and directions .  Directions: Located 2 miles northwest of Hwy. 120 on Rte 14, between Woodstock & Harvard on the north side of the highway. From Chicago: Take I-90 West to Rte. 47. Go North to Rte. 14. Turn Left (NW and drive 7 miles to the farm on the north side of the highway). FREE HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES. Arts and crafts and Mrs. Claus will be available on weekends; lunch and bakery areas. WE DO HAVE THOUSANDS OF FRASIER FIR to short to tall!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Red, White, Scotch, & Austrian Pine; Norway, Blue and Green Spruce - also Serbian Spruce, Douglas, Fraser & Concolor Firs; Balsam fir (Precut only) Austrian pine, White spruce.
     
  • Pine-Apple Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided,
    309 Three Oaks Road, Cary, IL 60013. Phone: 847-639-3248. Email: pinetree309@yahoo.com. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Open: Friday after Thanksgiving through the first 2 weekends in December from 9 am till dark; Saturday and Sundays 9 am till 4 pm; Monday to Friday by appointment only. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir.
  • Pioneer Tree Farm Pioneer Tree Farm - Pesticide free trees. Saws provided. Free netting and shaking. Free evergreen boughs. Wagon rides. Wreaths & Craft items. Warming house with free cocoa and coffee. Ten percent of tree sales is donated to McHenry County Defenders: Citizens Working for a Healthy Environment.
    Pioneer Road, McHenry, IL. Phone: 815-385-8512. Email: abhow@mc.net. Open: Friday after Thanksgiving through mid-December  every Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm weekends. Directions: Three miles North of McHenry on Illinois 31, then one-half mile up Pioneer Road. At Pioneer Tree Farm we raise our trees organically, and use no pesticides when we have to contend with weeds and other tree pests. Our motivation is love of nature -- trees, wildlife, weather, the land -- and what we sell is an experience, not necessarily the "perfect tree". Everything else is much like old times. As you enjoy walking around to look for your tree, we hope you will enjoy the country air and the diversity of vegetation on our tree farm, perhaps see some wildlife, and have fun with other friendly people! Ten percent of tree sales is donated to the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, and most of the workers are volunteers from the Defenders. Wagon rides to and from the pines, tree shaking, and baling are included at no extra charge. Hot coffee and cocoa (both Fair Trade) are available in the Warming House. Hand saws are also provided, or bring your own (no chain saws or axes, please). Handcrafted holiday items are available for sale in the Warming House. If you bring your dog, please keep it on a leash while you are here, and do not bring it into the Warming House.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    UU-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch pine, Colorado Blue spruce.
  • Richardson Christmas Trees,Richardson Christmas Trees, Llc - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    9407 Richardson Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081. Phone: 815-675-9729. Fax: 815-675-9180. Email: treefarm@wishcom.net. Open: Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm. Open for Christmas trees from day after Thanksgiving until December 23rd. Directions: Spring grove is on Route 12 about 6 miles west of Fox Lake. Turn north on Richardson Road and go about 2 miles to our farm; or, travel Route 173, 6 miles west of Antioch or 5 miles east of Richmond. Turn south on Richardson Road and drive about 1 and 1/2 miles to the farm. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Click here for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx.  On weekends: Free wagon rides out to trees, Freshly made donuts and hot chocolate, Concessions, Kettle Corn made fresh on site. Every day: Free hot chocolate or coffee, Our own fresh fudge made on the farm, Free shaking and baling of trees, Large heated sales barn, Indoor restrooms, Handsaws provided. Choose and harvest your own Christmas Tree, and you'll know it's FRESH! Our farm provides a great opportunity to renew the tradition of going out into the woods, choosing the perfect tree, and harvesting it for your family Christmas tree. We have over 50,000 trees of many varieties and sizes spread over 75 acres. Our spacious, heated sales barn has indoor restrooms and friendly people to assist you.  On weekends, enjoy a free wagon ride to and from the fields and we'll even haul your tree for you! When you get back, we shake your tree to get the loose needles out and bale it in plastic netting to keep it manageable for the ride to your home. Your tree is tagged and you receive a numbered receipt to preserve the identity of the tree while you go inside to enjoy a free hot chocolate or coffee. There are hundreds of fresh wreaths and decorations inside for sale along with fresh, homemade donuts. The majority of our wreaths, garland, decorations and bows are made on our farm. We welcome custom orders.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Fir (Concolor Fir), White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.

    Comments from a visitor on November 02, 2009: "I visited the Richardson "World's Largest" Corn Maze this season with my family and took a walk through their Christmas trees. Trees of different sizes and shapes, a wide range of varieties -- I was truly impressed by their selection. We have been visiting the farm for years because of their appreciation of family tradition but weren't too thrilled with their choices two years ago. Last year was better, but we are very excited to visit this holiday season. What a great outing it will be!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 01, 2008: "love the farm been going there for several years. My husband and I have been going to Richardson's farm for the last 10 years. We now have two children and have made it a family tradition. For the past three years, it has been very disappointing tree wise. Everything else is great. Hot chocolate, donuts, wreaths, kettle corn and the tractor rides. It's very family oriented. It makes us really very sad to say that we wont be going back there this year because the tree's that they have left are not very good. They are scrawny, mis-shapen and didn't appear to be properly cared for as they were growing. I think it's important to let people know before they drive all the way out there."
    Comments from a visitor on November 20, 2008: "My family and I have been coming to this farm for many years. The last 2 years we have been very disappointed! Very much like the other family that sent feedback, the trees were not cared for and very little nice ones to choose from. More importantly we arrive at the farm the day after Thanksgiving when the first trees are allowed to be cut. This is a great family place and they really need to take care of their trees. We are looking for another place to go and recommendations would be appreciated!"
  • Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouses, Inc. - Precut Christmas trees, wreaths, Farm market, Bakery, Garden Store, Fall Festival, Cafe
    10214 Algonquin Road, Huntley, IL 60142. Phone: (847) 669-3421. open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from  9 am to 5 pm. Directions: North on Randall Road to Algonquin Road, turn left (west) 3-one half miles. Located on north side of road OR north on Route 47 to Algonquin Road, turn right (east), go 1-one half miles. Located on north side of road. We have U-pick strawberries in June, and Our market is always filled with a delicious aroma that can be smelled right after walking through the door. Our famous pies, cookies, scones and home- made breads are tasty and baked fresh every day. As the season changes, so do our bakery items. For our Fall Fest in September and October, we he have our famous apple cake that is applelicious! November we begin taking orders for our Thanksgiving pies. Call our bakery, to place an order. We are open during the Holiday Season so you can purchase pies and our specialty breads (eggnog teacake, cranberry walnut or our miniature fruit cake).  I
     (ADDED: November 14, 2019, JBS)
  • Triple K Pines - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, garlands, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, saws provided, free hot cider, gift shop
    15217 Hemmingsen Road, Union, IL 60180. Phone: 815-923-4354. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm; Season begins the weekend after Thanksgiving and ends the second weekend before Christmas. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine.