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 Chicagoland, 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 Chicagoland, 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

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Updates for November 2019

November: 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.

And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt -  (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org) . It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in the U.S.

Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map.

Click on the county below, then scroll down the page that comes up.

 

Cook CountyForest View Farms  sleigh rides, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides,  

  • Forest View Farms - (NO Christmas trees),  sleigh rides, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info), Boarding stables, Overnight stables, Horse trails (guided), Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horse leasing, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Western riding equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Dressage lessons, Jumping lessons and ring, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    16717 S Lockwood Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477. Phone: 708-560-0306. Email: Forestviewfarms@aol.com. Open: 7 days 9 am to dusk. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Hayrides and Sleigh Rides; Forest View Farms hayrides and sleigh rides typically occur on our premises, but we also offer off-property hayrides and sleigh rides at your location for an additional mileage cost. Hayrides and Sleigh Rides in winter December 2019 to March 2020 are $7.00 to $10.00 per person (Depends on size of group / group rates available), Excludes Haunted Hayride/Fall Festival; 2-passenger sleigh $50.00 Reservations are required. Sleighs need 6 inches of snow, sleighs can be run on wheels if conditions demand. We offer a heated barn and a heated indoor arena along with two outdoor arenas and several turnouts. The farm is contiguous to the Cook County Forest Preserve that provides our boarders and trail-riders with direct access to miles of forest preserve trails. We offer boarding, lessons, summer camp, trail rides, pony rides, hayrides, horse-drawn vehicles, group events, birthday parties, petting zoo and our famous fall festival and haunted hay ride. Trail Rides and Pony Rides 9 am to Dusk Standard Ride / 1 hour, First come - First serve. Forest View Farms has a variety of carriages, coaches, sleighs and other horse-drawn vehicles for rental. View our selection and contact us to reserve your vehicle(s) for your special event.
    (UPDATED: November 14, 2019, JBS)
  • John's Evergreens John's Evergreens at Westview - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands,
    7580 Barrington Road, Hanover Park, IL 60133. Phone: (906) 295-0817. Email: johnsevergreen@hotmail.com. Open: Call them for their hours. Directions: TONY'S FOODS PARKING LOT
    Near intersection of Barrington Road & Irving Park. Look for the candy cane light poles. NEW - Wooden Reindeer & Moose.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
     
  • John's Evergreens at Huntington Plaza - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands,
    Huntington Plaza Shopping Center, 1600 W Algonquin Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192. Phone: (906) 295-0817. Email: johnsevergreen@hotmail.com. . Open: Call them for their hours. Directions: Located in front of Walgreens. NEW - Wooden Reindeer & Moose.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
     
  • John's Evergreens at Elk Grove Town Center - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands,
    980 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village, IL. Phone: (906) 295-0817. Email: johnsevergreen@hotmail.com. Open: Call them for their hours. Directions: Located on the corner of Biesterfield & Arlington Hts, Roads. 
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
  • Patch Landscaping and Snow Removal - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings, bonfires, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate,
    6107 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660. Phone: 773-262-7282. Email: office@patchlandscaping.com. Open: Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Tree lot opens December 2nd. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer a country Christmas tree hunt in the city setting of Chicago, IL. Listen to holiday tunes and enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate or apple cider. Skip going to a chain store to get your tree this season. Buy our Christmas trees that are high quality and will last the holiday season, without fear of drying out and combustion.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir), White Pine.
      Puckerville Farms
  • Puckerville Farms - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, trees tied, trees baled,
    13332 Bell Road, Lemont, IL 60439. Phone: 708-508-0906. Alternate Phone: 708-606-2952. Email: Joypuckervillefarm@sbcglobal.net. Open: the day after Thanksgiving to December 24, Open 7 days a week, Monday to Thursday 3 pm to 7 pm, Friday to Sunday 10 am to 7 pm.  Directions: we are just south of 131th street on Bell road. Bell road is west of LaGrange road. Easy access from I55. Please feel free to call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Fraser trees. The trees run anywhere from four (4) to twelve (12) feet tall. However, special orders of anything larger are accepted too. Puckerville Farm not only offers Christmas trees but holiday wreaths and garlands as well. These are both in mixed shades of green and are available throughout the season. Wreaths are decorated with hand painted pine cones and come in different styles and sizes.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Fir (Concolor Fir), White Pine. 

DuPage County

  • Bills Tree Sales - UPDATE for 2019, Their website is gone; and there's nothing current about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, trees tied,
    4 E. Ogden, Westmont, IL 60559. Phone: 269/207-0046. Email: bill@billstreesales.com.
  • Green Acres Tree Farm - UPDATE: October 10, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    Retail Lot Location 7N8002 Medinah Road, Medinah, IL 60157.

Lake County

  • Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Precut Christmas trees, tree baling. Petting zoo, with goats, sheep and rabbits. Free hayrides. Gift shop in restored dairy barn, built in 1873. Historic farm equipment, such as an 1880s sleigh. Saws & twine provided free. Wreaths; evergreen boughs; garland; woodland setting, streams, trails, lots of photo opportunities.
    24774 W Petite Lake Road, Lake Villa, Illinois, 60046. Phone: 847-949-0172. Open: November 29 - December 23, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: 4 miles North of Fox Lake or 2 miles south of Antioch on Rte 59 at Petite Lake Road. Located at the corner of Illinois 59 & Petite Lake Road. In Lake County, Illinois Take Rte. 59 North of Fox Lake to the farm or Rte. 83 North of Lake Villa to Petite Lake Road, then go West 1-1/2 miles to the farm. Free tractor pulled hay ride! . U-Cut Trees Any Size, one price. 10,000 Scotch Pines, White Pines, White Spruce to 15' Tall. - Pre-Cut Balsam & Caanan Firs up to 15',. Tree Netting, Roping, Wreaths & Gifts.  Free Hay Rides. Hot Chocolate, Beverages & Snacks.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch pine. Pre-cut trees, balsam (6 to 15 feet.)
    Precut trees are available.
     
  • Gengel Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, saws provided, gift shop
    38614 North Fairfield, Lake Villa, IL 60046. Phone: 847-356-5661. Email: gengeltreefarm@yahoo.com. Directions: North I-94 to Route 132, go West about 9 miles through Lake Villa continue to Fairfield Road. Turn North on Fairfield. 1/2 mile to farm on West side of Fairfield. And for a map to our farm, click here. Our products are usually available in November, December. Open: from 8 am to 4 pm; open for Christmas trees, weekends only from Thanksgiving until December 16th. Payment: Cash, Check. Take a short walk or a long walk through the beautiful woods to the fields of Christmas trees. Our fresh cut trees are under a canopy of tall White pines. After you select your Christmas tree, come visit our tiny Christmas ornament gift shop. There you may purchase handmade Christmas ornaments, trees stands and large freshly homemade chocolate chip cookies. We have a porta potty if needed.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir.
  • Lake Cuchicachi Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, free hot chocolate, porta-potties
    19505 West State Line Road, Antioch, IL 60002. Phone: 224-388-8191 . Email: patbehlke@gmail.com. Open:  Call or email for dates, hours and availability. Directions: Lake Cuchicachi Tree Farm is located one quarter mile east of Route 45 on the Illinois-Wisconsin State Line in Antioch, Illinois 60002. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Check out our picture wall of families who visited our farm over the years.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir).

    Comments from a visitor on November 29, 2008: "Great Location, beautiful property, cute gift shop, and they even take your picture to hang in their gift shop and send u a copy with a Christmas card every year! Will never go anywhere else!"