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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 Northwest Indiana, including the Gary 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! Help me keep this page complete and up to date, by reporting any corrections needed or suggesting farms to add!

My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!

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Pandemic Tips:

  • Keep in mind that state government COVID dictates may force many farms to cancel Santa visits, hayrides, etc. this year. 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 or have COVID-19 requirements - 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 Northwest Indiana, including the Gary area) 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!

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Updates for October 2021

October 2021: In a normal year, most Christmas tree farms are open up to Christmas Eve; but this year many farms are selling out of trees and closing early for the season, and some decided not to open at all, due to all the COVID19 restrictions. Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.  Demand will be high since people have been locked down and not allowed to do much - but you CAN go to farms. And a farm may be the only place you can take your kids to see Santa. Of course, check with the farm BEFORE YOU GO!

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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Jasper County

  • Hessling's Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Already cut trees available (precut), Wreaths
    16901 N. 100 West, Wheatfield, IN 46392. Phone: 219-956-3288. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) to December 23, from 8 am to 4 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Directions: Take I-65 South to 247 Exit. Go East on Road 231 to Hebron. Turn south at stop light. Keep going south through 4-way stop. Stay on 231 until Kankakee River Bridge (7 miles), turn East on 1700 N. Follow signs.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: White and Scotch Pine;
  • Kingma Christmas Tree Farm - UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed.
    De Motte.After 50 years in the business, Kingma Christmas Tree Farm has closed
  • Lee's Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Wreaths, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours,
    15284 N 300 W, Wheatfield, IN 46392. Phone: (219) 869-8573. Open: Call for hours. Lee's Trees has a beautiful variety of Christmas trees from Fir tree's and spruce trees to potted Christmas trees that you can enjoy for years to come! Elegant decorated wreaths and grave pillows are also available for purchase. We also do custom wreath and grave pillow decorating, call for details. Santa's Coming!!!! December 14, 2019 he will be here joined with A train and Christmas conductor, toy soldier, the Doughnut lady, who will have fresh homemade doughnuts, hot chocolate and coffee to warm you right to the core. And continue your sugar rush with cotton candy. Bring the family and friends, pick out the perfect tree and join us for a fun filled day!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Fir, Spruce,
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Spruce
    (ADDED: November 20, 2019, JBS)
  • Mathew Pumpkin and Tree Farm - Christmas Trees,
    224 E 900th S, Rensselaer, IN 47978. Phone: 219-866-3388. Open everyday, no public restrooms, no credit cards.
    Comments from a visitor on October 05, 2008:
    "Farm was great! Great prices HUGE carving pumpkins."
  • Trees from DeHart - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Gift Shop,
    3950 S 200 E, Franklin, IN 46131. Phone: (317)508-2276. Email: Open: November 27 then Weekends only; 9:30-Dark. Directions: Take 31 south of Franklin to 252 W, go right on 252 W to 200 E (Airport Rd), go right 1mile to farm on the left. Tree Size: 4'-9' choose & cut, precut trees up to 14'.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Scotch Pine, White Pine, Fraser Fir
  • Twin Spruce Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut trees Christmas trees, Christmas Shop; homemade pillows, blankets, wreaths
    3122 W. 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392. Phone: 219-956-4449. Email: Directions: I-65 to IN 2 E, to 231S, to 1600 N; go East to 700 W, go South to 1450 N, go East, 3 3/4 mile on North side of road. Open: Saturday after Thanksgiving - December 22 Daily 8 am to dark; Closed Sunday. A choose and cut operation, although some trees already cut. Will cut trees for customers. Crosses and hearts from trees that cannot be sold. Stands for crosses and hearts are also available.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Frazier firs, Scotch, White & Spruce pine.

Lake County

  • Fresh Trees LLC formerly Kapitan Nursery - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    4303 Harms Road, Merrillville, IN 46410. Phone: (219) 942-8156. Email: Open: Friday after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve; Saturday's and Sunday's from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Directions: I65 to US 30 east to Colorado Street. South on Colorado to Harms Road. East on Harms Road to farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    (UPDATED: November 24, 2018)
  • Jansen's Michigan Fruit Market, Inc. - precut Christmas trees.
    3622 Rush Place, Hobart, IN 46342. Phone: 219-962-1224. Directions: Click here for di rections . I-80/94 exit Ripley St. south. 2 miles. March through December: 8:30 am to 8 pm.
  • Luers Christmas Tree Farm - UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed
    5705 West 91st Avenue and 5605W 91st, Crown Point, IN 46307. The farm was annexed by the city and is now becoming townhomes. And a water tower.
  • Remus Farms - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Christmas decorations,
    9380 East 37th Avenue, Hobart, IN 46342. Phone: (219) 962-6738. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers. 10 acre garden center. Full service landscaping.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Austrian Fir, Austrian Pine, Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Eastern Red Cedar, Eastern White Pine, Fraser Fir, Leyland Cypress, Norway Spruce, Ponderosa Pine, Red Pine, Scotch Pine, Sequoia Redwood, White Pine, White Spruce, and other varieties (call!).

Newton County

Porter County

  • Santa's Holiday Forest Santa's Holiday Forest - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, tree shaking provided, free tree trimmings, saws provided,
    95 East 700 North, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Phone: 219-462-1068. Email: Open: We are open Monday thru Friday 7 am until 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir, White Pine.
  • Valparaiso Holly Days & Live Nativity - caroling, carriage rides, Santa
    Downtown at the Valparaiso Courthouse Square, Valparaiso, IN. Phone: 219-464-8332. Email: Open: See their website for current dates and hours. Admission is FREE. Holly Days & Live Nativity is downtown Valparaiso's kick-off to the Christmas Holiday Season! A family-fun event, Holly Days & Live Nativity is filled with the spirit of the season. Come and hear the girl scouts caroling, witness a Live Nativity scene, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, take a carriage ride around the downtown square, and shop at your favorite downtown stores. And, don't miss Santa Claus riding into town on a fire truck! Schedule of Events: 5 pm-Goodie Shack: Shop & have a cup of hot cocoa, 5:15 pm-Carriage Rides Begin. 5:30 pm-Santa Arrives. 5:30-8 pm-Toys for Tots. 6 pm-Live Nativity Begins.