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 Northern Indiana (South Bend, Michigan City area)'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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  • 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 April 2020

April 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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La Porte County

  • Blank's Nursery - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  Saws & hot drinks provided. Evergreen boughs, outdoor Christmas wreaths and lighted decorations for sale. Christmas tree seedlings and planting equipment also for sale.
    0448 E. 500 S., La Porte, IN 46350. Phone: 219-393-5414. Fax: 219-362-4047. Email: blanksnursery@excite.com. Open:Saturday after Thanksgiving thru December 24,Saturday and Sunday, from 12 pm to 4 pm or by Appointment; nursery hours: January 2 thru November 26 by appointment only. Call any time between 9 am to 8:30 pm for an appointment (219) 393-5414. . Directions: From La Porte, IN; Take US 35 south to County Road 500 S, turn left (east); Go about 1/4 mile; Blank's Nursery is on south side of the road (brown & cream building).
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: (retail only) Red pine, White pine, Scotch pine, Norway spruce, Blue spruce, Black Hills spruce, Doublas fir, Canadian hemlock.
    PreCut: (wholesale only): Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine, Norway Spruce.
  • Dudeck's Pine Country - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, Christmas decorations, trees baled, saws provided,Santa visits,  horse-drawn wagon rides
    9255 North 300 East, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371. Phone: (219) 778-4805. Open 9 am until dark from the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) through December 22nd; Santa will be on hand from 10 am. to 4 pm. the first three weekends. Free horse-drawn wagon rides 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. also the first three weekends. Many varieties of trees available; plus wreaths, grave blankets, greens and roping. Payment: cash, Credit cards accepted.Dudeck's Pine Country Christmas tree farm has been a family owned and operated business for over 50 years. Our many years of growing quality pine, fir, and spruce have made us the place to go for beautiful Christmas trees, wreaths, grave blankets, greens, roping, and more for hundreds of families each year.   You can cut up to 6'-15'.Horse-drawn wagon rides and visits with Santa start Thanksgiving weekend. Every weekend after that they will be there except the last weekend before Christmas. Because our weekends change every year, be sure to check out our Facebook page for updated hours. Please note that hay rides out to the field stop at 4:30pm due to the fact that it becomes too dark to see! We provide bow saws for cut-your trees and tree measurer. Farm insurance prohibits use of chainsaws by non-farm employees. We sell live trees (balled and burlapped). We provide shaking and baling services, free of charge. We also provide drilling for tree stands and sell Rebar and Cinco Stands. In our gift shop we offer an assortment of wreaths, garland, ornaments, and many other decorations, as well as free apple cider and coffee.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: White Pine, Norway Spruce, Canaan Fir and Frasier Fir.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: White Pine, Norway Spruce, Canaan Fir and Frasier Fir.
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  • Egolf Christmas Trees, Inc .  - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  wholesale, wreaths, garland, gift shop
    14554 S & 700W, Wanatah, IN 46390-9627. Phone: 219-733-2143. Email: egolf@netnitco.net. Open: Saturday, November 23, 2019 through December 24, Monday: CLOSED, Tuesday to Friday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. CST; Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm CST)  call for current days and hours. Directions: 3 miles east of Highway 421 on US 30, 2-1/2 miles south of US 30 on CR 700W, follow the signs. Tree Size: 3' - 10'. Warm yourself by the fire and enjoy a complimentary cup of sassafras tea (weekends only). You can watch us shake your tree to get all the old needles out, and then bale it in candystripe netting - both at no extra charge. We provide the saws and a nifty little cart for carrying the tree. The fields are well kept and enjoyable to walk through.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: SCOTCH PINE ($6.00/ft in 2019.) , WHITE PINES ($6.00/ft. in 2019), FRASER FIR ($7.00/ft. in 2019), DOUGLAS FIRS ($7.00/ft. in 2019), CONCOLOR FIR ($7.00/ft. in 2019)
  • Glasgow's Christmas Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, 
    7719 So. Sand Road, Union Mills, IN 46382. Phone: (219) 608-0645. Email: jhglasgow7719@gmail.com. Open: November 27 to December 24; Dawn to Dusk.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Other Firs, Spruces
    Directions: On 500 West on the westside of Union Mills
  • Guse Christmas Trees Guse Christmas Trees, LLC & Guse CornMaze, LLC - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter wagon rides, winter train rides, bonfires, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    14685 South 600 West, Wanatah, IN 46390. Phone: 219-733-9346. Email: info@gusechristmastrees.com. Open: mid November until the Sunday before Christmas (CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY) 7 days a week 8 am to 4:30 pm, Santa is here several weekends, Activities on weekend, beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We will provide you with a saw and guide you through the tree cutting process! There are sample trees available to help you find the variety of tree best for you. After cutting down your tree we will shake it to get all the old needles out and we can wrap it for easy transport. There are many employees to help with this process and to help you with getting that special tree on your vehicle! Complementary Belgian horse drawn wagon rides.....It is our pleasure to offer wagon rides on the weekends. With a warm cup of grandma's famous hot chocolate your ride is bound to be wonderful!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce.
  • Hensler Nursery -  Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, Christmas decorations, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours,
    5715 North 750 East, Hamlet, IN. Phone: 574-867-4192. Open 9 am to 6 pm daily from Saturday after Thanksgiving to December 24. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in a parade at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 28, and will appear every weekend. Payment: cash, Credit cards accepted. Our picturesque 300 acre tree farm is the backdrop for our holiday festival. Christmas Fest begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through December 22nd. Come out to Hensler's to cut your own Christmas tree, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, stock up on holiday greenery, and warm up in our Eats barn.Ride our tractor-driven tram out to the tree field, Saws are available when you arrive at the field. Select a tree that has been tagged. Tags will include pricing. Hold the saw parallel a few inches above the ground and get to work! Have Hensler Nursery staff shake and bail your tree.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, and White Pine
  •  McClure Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, Christmas decorations, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides, bonfires, free hot chocolate, porta-potties, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, hayrides, trees baled,
    4677 N 525 W, Laporte, IN 46350. Phone: 219-363-7689. Alternate Phone: 219-363-8679. Fax: 219-929-6434. Email: mcclurechristmastrees@gmail.com. Open: 9:30 am to 4 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the Sunday before Christmas;  Week Days by appointment only; see our website for current hours. Directions: 1 1/4 miles off exit 40A on I-94. Corner of 450 N and 525 W in LaPorte County, Indiana. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCardChristmas stands for drilled trees and tree drilling available. We have our Christmas Shoppe in our refurbished turn-of- the-century dairy barn and will be offering FREE POPCORN AND HOT COCOA. We have fresh hand decorated wreaths, kissing balls, pine cone chandeliers, grave decorations, and log reindeer. We also have local artists wares. Christmas ornaments, jewelry,and decorations are also available. We sell Mitchell Yule Stands, the easiest stand to use. Hayrides round the farm and to & from field. Come sit around the bonfire enjoy the afternoon.  Click here for our Facebook page. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. .
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir).
    You Choose and We cut varieties: White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
  • Salisbury Pines - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  already cut trees available; container trees available; wreaths; evergreen boughs; picnic tables available; bring hot drinks, food and camera
    12299 S. Long Lane, Hanna, IN 46340. Phone: (219) 797-4745. Directions: From Chicago, I-94E or toll road E to SR 49S to US 30 E. (Fourteen miles to Hanna); 1 and a half mile East of Hanna on US #30, 1 mile North on Long Lane to farm. Open: call for hours.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Douglas, Frazier & Balsam fir; Blue spruce;
  • Whit's Family Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  Wreaths, Grave pieces, We recycle the trees after Christmas
    2788S 425W, Laporte 46350. Phone: 219-362-2832. Directions: Take hwy 39 south from Laporte, rt on Joliet Road, go west through Door Village, 1 mile to 425W, turn south to fourth driveway on right. Open: Day after Thanksgiving to December 24.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir.

Marshall County

  • Kreiter's Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, trees tied, tree shaking provided, saws provided,
    2360 19th Road, Tippecanoe, IN 46570. Phone: 574-498-6524. Email: tkre1@verizon.net. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Open: Thursday and Friday from 1 pm to 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. open day after thanksgiving till Christmas. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Eastern White Pine, Scotch Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Eastern White Pine, Scotch Pine.

St. Joseph County

Starke County

  • Hensler Nursery Christmas Fest - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  Christmas gift shop, Greens, Wreaths, Living-balled trees to plant after Christmas, Grave pieces, Garlands, Centerpieces, Christmas Festival, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, live reindeer, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides, parking provide free, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals
    5715 North 750 East, Hamlet, IN 46532. Phone: 574-867-4192. Fax: 574-867-4960. Email: info@henslernurseryindiana.com. Open: 9 am to 6 pm, Christmas Fest begins: Friday after Thanksgiving. Directions:, 12 miles West of Plymouth, 24 miles East of Valparaiso on US 30, 22 miles South of LaPorte on S.R. 35, then East on US 30, 27 miles West of Bremen. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Santa & Mrs. Claus every weekend. Meet Mrs. Claus, Santa and the live reindeer. Wreaths, garland, kissing balls and other custom made greenery available. Wholesale and retail sales. Great gifts can be found in our Christmas Barn like Fontanini Nativity, ornaments and Christmas decorations! Our picturesque 300 acre tree farm is the backdrop for our holiday festival. Christmas Fest begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through December 22nd. Come out to Hensler's to cut your own Christmas tree, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, stock up on holiday greenery, and warm up in our Eats barn. We provide the saws, all you have to do is find the perfect tree. We specialize in Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, and White Pine. All are grown under the supervision of our forester with a lot of tender loving care.  Don't want to cut a tree? We have a fine selection of freshly cut trees on our lot for you to choose from. On Saturdays and Sundays during Christmas Fest, Santa & Mrs. Claus open their workshop next to the tree lot. Bring the kids and their Christmas lists so they can experience the tradition of meeting the North Pole's royalty! Cameras are welcome.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch Pine, White Pine, Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir.
    (UPDATED: November 19, 2018, JBS)
  • Saylor's End of the Trail - sleigh rides, horse rides, pony rides,
    9562E750N, Walkerton, IN 46574. Phone: 574-586-7970. Fax. 574-586-2677. Email: endofthetrail@eott.net. Winter does not stop the romance. We have a sleigh, for that one horse open ride ( weather permitting... snow!). And give more than a GIFT: give a MEMORY. One Horse Open Sleigh Rides. Re-live childhood memories, or make new memories while singing jungle bells and actually riding in a one horse open sleigh.  We have a dark green vis-a-vi or black sleigh to choose from; with or without Santa Claus driving. For bigger groups, we can hitch a team to our bobsled; basically a small hay wagon on runners. Sleigh rides are always a favorite to enhances any winter time party or a "Christms in July" party. Although gluiding thought the snow is more desirable, sleigh rides can be enjoyed even without snow, in a parking lot, or on city streets when the wheels are placed on the runners. Expereince the expressions upon the faces of the children, guests and/or neighbors when Santa Claus' Sleigh come jingle bell-ing to your house or party. Of coarse, it is pulled by a horse while the reindeer are preparing for that big night when they will have to pull for miles upon miles. Our sleighs have been used at many types of parties, such as company, neighborhood, family, birthday and etc..., dances and formals, enagements, anniversaries, as wonderful ride though a neighborhood's parade of lights, to re-live childhood memories and to check off one item from the "bucklist". With a varity of options, we suggest you call with you desires and interest so that we can get it quoted and scheduled. We do everything by appointment.  The winter 2015/2016 cost of a sleigh ride at our stable is based on $20 per person with a $60 minium. The base cost to bring the sleigh to your location for use up to two(2) hours is $395. Romantic Carriage Rides : A Romantic Taxi A Romantic Snow Taxi We can help kindle those warm heart fires. Weddings, Proms, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and Anniversaries are among the long list of special times that can be enhanced with a horse drawn ride.