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 Western North Carolina'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 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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Avery County

  • A White Christmas - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  Wreaths, accessories and decorations, restrooms, net-bagging of trees, refreshments and crafts.
    1097 Davenport Road, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: (828) 765-8629. Open: November 22 - December 16, 2013, Everyday 8:30 am to 5:30 PM. Directions: Located in Linville Falls. From Marion take 221 North to Blue Ridge Parkway. At Linville Falls tree lot is at Old Parkway Jet Store located 150 yard North of Parkway on right. Look for signs. Choose and Cut 3/4 mile from tree lot on Davenport Road,
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Fraser Fir 4 - 8 feet.
  • Babe Clarks Sugar Grove Nursery - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, trees baled, restrooms
    294 Everett Clark Rd, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-5272. Alternate Phone: 828-387-1140. Email: kayla_clark18@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm, then on Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm. Directions: We are located in Crossnore NC, take 221 to Crossnore from 181 and 194 to Crossnore drive. Turn right onto walt clark road go approximately 2 miles to Everett Clark road Follow signs to sugar grove nursery. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, White Pine.
  • Carolina Tree Farms - 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
    3733 Flat Springs Road, Elk Park, NC 28622. Phone: 828-297-4168. Email: rharmon@skybest.com.
  • Cartner Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    901 Balsam Drive Mtn Glen Golf Club, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-1641. Fax: 828-733-3799. Email: orders@carolinafraserfir.com. Open: the weekend before Thanksgiving (Saturday, November 18 - Sunday, November 19); Thanksgiving Day (Thursday November 23rd) through the end of the weekend after Thanksgiving Day (24th of November - Sunday, November 26th); and then Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd from 9 am until dusk, and by special appointment on Saturday December 9th. (call our toll free number 877-384-8733 so we may be able to accommodate you.). Enjoy a stroll through the farm while you hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. Our staff will help you cut your tree and load it into your car. We also have an assortment of wreaths and garland available.  Santa will be visiting the Cartner Farm on November 24th through the 26th, December 2nd and 3rd. Santa is busy, so make sure you visit during the hours of 11:00 AM through 2:00 PM on the days he is visiting!  We offer warm inside accommodations, refreshments and restrooms . Directions: From Marion: Take Highway 221 North to Crossnore Drugstore on right. Turn left onto Highway 194 North. Go 4 miles to Newland and continue trough Newland 2 miles to the farm on the right. From Morganton: Take Highway 181 North to Newland. Turn right at the first stop light onto Highway 194 North go 2 miles, farm is on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  Tours available by appointment. Warm inside accommodations are available while trees are cut, baled and loaded onto vehicles.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
  • Christa's and Sam's Nursery - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    Hwy 181, Pineola, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-3353. Email: christas@copper.com. We grow premium quality North Carolina Fraser Fir Christmas tress, hemlock, white pine and rhododendron. Our specialty is the North Carolina Fraser Fir. This tree is the most popular Christmas tree in the world because of its needle retention, long lasting pleasant aroma, dark green color, beautiful shape, and strong branches. We custom hand-shear all our trees to enhance their beauty. We provide our customers with a fun hayride from our store to the tree farm. After you pick out your tree, we will cut and haul your tree back to the your automobile where it will be bailed and loaded on your vehicle. We also provide hot chocolate and hot apple cider. We also have a great selection of hand-made wreaths of various sizes and garland to help you decorate your home or office for the holiday season. Directions: On I40 get off exit 100 and go to Hwy 181 North and we are 25 miles North just across Avery/Burke county line on the left. On the Blue Ridge Parkway we are at Mile Marker 312.
  • David Pittmans Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, trees tied, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, winter hay rides, bonfires and smores, free hot cider, picnic area
    986 Licklog Road, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-295-2545. Alternate Phone: 828-387-1734. Email: davpit17@gmail.com. Open: weekends Thanksgiving till Christmas. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Follow the Farm #2 link from the website. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, only.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
  • Elk River Evergreens - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, saws provided, trees tied, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    121 Brooks Shell Road PO Box 117, Elk Park, NC 28622. Phone: 828-387-7695. Email us at: edwa374@bellsouth.net. Directions: Farm #1 (Orchard Farm)is located on Highway 19-E one-half mile from the North Carolina-Tennessee state line. Farm #2 (Ellis Family Farm) is located 2 blocks from downtown Elk Park. From Tennessee, farm is 1 and 1/2 miles from state line on Hwy 19-E. Turn right on Winters Street and follow signs. From North Carolina locations, turn left at sign on Winters Street. And for a map to our farm, click here. Our products are usually available in November, December. Open: Sunday to  Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturdays - 9 am to 6 pm; open Thanksgiving day from 9 am to 5 pm; Locations will be open from mid November to mid December. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
  • Evergreen Ridge - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, hayrides
    299 Tower Road, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-9606. Email: mikepannec@bellsouth.net. Open:the day after Thanksgiving and are open seven days a week from 9 am to 4:30 pm. All of our cut your own trees are $45 (2019) and we'll have pre cut trees that vary in price.  HAYRIDES. FREE REFRESHMENTS. GIFT SHOP WITH HIGH QUALITY LOCAL CRAFTS. CLEAN RESTROOMS. SPECTACULAR VIEWS. FRASER FIR WREATHS & ROPING.
  • Franklin Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Living, rooted Christmas Trees, Hay Rides, Wreaths
    PO Box 33, Linville Falls, NC 28647. Phone: 828-765-2518. Open: Sunday and Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; November 19 thru December 18. Wreaths, garland (roping), restrooms, net-bagging of trees, refreshments and crafts. Sachets are made from the fresh fir needles. Hayrides to additional tree fields are provided weather permitting.Pre-tagging of trees by cutomers August - December. Log Cabin/Vacation Rentals available. Sleigh Riding in field weather permitting.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
  • Fraser Forest Christmas Tree Farm - 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.  Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, saws provided, trees tied, trees tied, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    697 Old Jonas Ridge Road, Pineola, NC 28662. Phone: 828-733-9613 . Email us at: fraserforest@hotmail.com. Directions: From Highways 181/221 in Pineola, turn onto Old Jonas Ridge Road. Farm is 7/10 mile, on left. From Blue Ridge Parkway, turn onto Old Jonas Ridge Road at Milepost 311. Farm is 1/2 mile, on right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Our products are usually available in November, December. Open: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 am until dark, other times by appointment; for choose and cut Christmas trees starting Thanksgiving Day Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Canaan Fir, Eastern White Pine, Fraser Fir.
  • Ginger Hollow Nursery - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    51 Ed Clark Lane, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-3366.
  • Haw Mountain Nursery - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    310 Bartlett Farmer Road, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-9298.
  • Hickory Nut Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, restrooms
    3025 Hickory Nut Gap Road, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-0472. Email: sharonskye@gmail.com. Open: Thursday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm, from November 25 to 28, and the following weekend, Friday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm, December 3 pm to 5. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Take highway 194 to Newland, drive to town center, exit NE corner of town square on Hickory Nut Gap Road, drive 3 miles to Hickory Nut Christmas Tree Farm on left (west) side of road. Coming from Banner Elk turn right (south) from highway 184 on Hickory Nut Gap Road. Continue 7 miles to Hickory Nut Christmas Tree Farm on right (west) side of road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, and other varieties (call!).
  • Horney Hollow Fraser Firs - 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.
    30 Horney Creek Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604. Phone: 828-898-4496. Email us at: ahorney@skybest.com.
  • McDaniel Tree Farms - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Wreaths, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  Wreaths
    900 Grandview Lane, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: (828) 733-1554. Phone: (828) 733-4495. Directions: 3/4 mile south of Newland. Take Grandview Lane at sign. Follow signs to end of road approximately 1 mile Open: November 23 - December 5, Everyday 9 am to 5:30 PM.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Fraser Fir 5 - 12 feet
  • Mountain View Nursery - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, trees tied, trees baled, restrooms
    480 Lick Log Road, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-2189. Email: wmhorney@netzero.com. Directions: 480 Lick Log Road, off 19-E and Squirrel Creek Road, Newland, NC, (7 miles from Newland, NC; 9 miles from TN/NC state line; 14 miles from from Spruce Pine, NC). Open: Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm; Friday after Thanksgiving to December 21. Choose and Cut Hours: Friday and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm; Friday after Thanksgiving to December 21, 2008. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
  • River Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    PO Box 124 or 676 Old Turnpike Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604. Phone: 828-898-5762.
  • Sugar Grove Nursery - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, trees baled, restrooms
    294 Everett Clark Road, Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-5272. Alternate Phone: 828-387-1140. Open: November 18; 2010 to December 24th Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm, Sunday 1 am to 6 pm. Directions: from interstate 40 take exit 105 to 181 north to pineola. take 221 south 3 miles to crossnore, turn right on crossnore drive make a right onto walt clark road follow signs to nursery.2 miles on left. Click here for a map and directions. Choose and cut starts the week before thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, White Pine.
  • Sugar Plum Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    1263 Isaacs Branch Road, Plum Tree, NC 28664. Phone: 828-765-0019 or 888-257-0019. Email: sugarplumfarms contact form. Open:from mid-November, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th. We will also be open from 8:30 to 4:30 on Thanksgiving Day, Friday, Saturday and SundayThanksgiving weekend; Weekdays other than above we are open 12:30 to 4:30 PM. We accept tour groups by appointment. Groups can have meals catered with your choice of menu. Please arrive by 4:00 p.m. so you can pick out your tree before dark. The dates of December 19 - December 22 please call 828-765-0019 for an appointment to come and pick out your tree. Discover Sugar Plum Farms. You will find it to be the choose and cut tree farm that you have been looking for. Directions: off highway 19-E near Plumtree, North Carolina. We are 12 miles North of Spruce Pine and 12 miles South of Elk Park. We are 2 miles off highway 19-E on Isaacs Branch Road, on top of Little Elk Mountain in beautiful Avery County, North Carolina. We have signs on highway 19-E to show you the way to our farm.
  • Three Oaks Ltd. - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    7569 Linville Falls Hwy., Newland, NC 28657. Phone: 828-733-2662.
  • Tommy Trees - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    351 Johnson Lane, Crossnore, NC 28616. Phone: 828-733-9161. Email: tommytrees3@yahoo.com. Choose and Cut a Fresh Fraser Fir Christmas at discount prices. We are right in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Make it a yearly family traditions.
  • Trivette Farm - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, garlands, trees tied, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided,
    1510 Old Beech Mountain Road, Elk Park, NC 28622. Phone: 828-387-1623. Email: trivettfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Wholesale operation hours vary by customers needs Retail lot open Monday to Sunday 9:30am till 9 pm. Directions: Call For direction to pumpkin lot Christmas Tree lot is located at the Hilton Head High School in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkins: September - October, Christmas trees and greenery: November Till first of December for wholesale; Retail Christmas tree lot open Thanksgiving until December 20th. Payment: Cash, Check. We are family owned and operated by Mark and Hannah Trivette.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern White Pine, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce.
  • Twin Oaks Christmas Tree Farm - 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.
    5081 Flat Springs Road, Elk Park, NC 28622. Phone: 828-297-5947. Fax: 828-297-5947. Email: twinoakstrees@charter.net.
  • Twin Pines Nursery - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    87 Twin Pine Lane, Pineola, NC 28662. Phone: 828-733-0776. Both choose and cut your own Christmas tree, and wholesale trees.
  • Vaughan's Blue Ridge Nursery - No Christmas trees; only kissing balls and wreaths.
    PO Box 130, Pineola, NC 28662. Phone: 828-733-0330 or 828-733-5150. No Christmas trees; we only carry kissing balls and wreaths.

Burke County

  • Jonas Ridge Tree Farm - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  Wreaths, garland, restrooms and refreshments. Free hot chocolate and apple cider. Coloring books for children
    8040 Joe Poore Road, Jonas Ridge, NC 28657. Phone: (828) 733-4654. Email: snowymtn@yahoo.com. Open: Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, beginning the weekend before Thanksgiving. Directions: Take I-40 to exit 105 (Morganton) Hwy 18 N to Hwy 181 N. Travel 181 N approximately 25 mi. to Jonas Ridge after passing John Deere tractor dealership on left. Take 1st right onto Joe Poore Road. approximately 1 mi. on right. From Marion take Hwy 221 N to Linville Falls. Turn right on Hwy 183 at Intersection of Hwy 181 turn right. Go 1.5 mi, turn onto Joe Poore Road. Look for signs. Formerly B & H Farms, now Jonas Ridge Tree Farm.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Fraser Fir 2 - 14 feet, Norway Spruce 2 - 5 ft.

Caldwell County

  • Brickyard Nursery - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    2592 Pisgah Church Road, Lenoir, NC 28645. Phone: 828-758-8940 or 828-499-6269.
  • Johnny Wilson Farm LLC - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, free hot chocolate, porta-potties, picnic area, Bouncy castle, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2547 Dry Ponds Rd, Granite Falls, NC 28630. Phone: 828-217-1874. Alternate Phone: 828-312-3080. Email: jwfarm.olivia@gmail.com. Open: Thanksgiving day until sold out or December 20th open Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm; Please call if inclement weather 828 217 1874 or 828 312 3080. Directions: From interstate 40 take exit 113(Valdese)east bound turn left, west bound turn right. Stay straight through Valdese you will cross the castle bridge and then go up a hill. At top of hill is a stop light make a right onto Dry Ponds Road go approximately 3 miles farm is located on left if going to the pumpkin patch, birhtday parties or weddding or right if you going to buy produce, landscaping material, Christmas Trees. The office is also located on the right side inside the farm house. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    A visitor writes on November 23, 2019: "Johnny Wilson Farm got their trees in this weekend. They are offering trees up to 10 ft, wreaths, and garland again this year! "