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 Columbia and central South 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!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in Columbia and central South Carolina 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 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

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Aiken County

  • Tom Sawyer's Christmas Trees  - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Horse-drawn carriage rides, Weekend Hayride, Nature Walk, and Fish Feeding, gift shop
    402 Uncle Duck Road, Monetta, SC 29105. Phone: (803) 685-7604. Open: Thanksgiving Day at 2 pm to dark; Pre Opening Sale Saturday and Sunday afternoons before Thanksgiving,  Sat, 9 am to dark; Weekdays and Sunday, 2 pm to dark. Directions: the intersection of I-20 and SC 39, go north towards Monetta for 2 and a half miles, turn left on Sawyer Road, follow signs from Highway 39.   Holiday Experience at Tom Sawyer's Tree Farm and Elf Village can include any or all of our fun festivities! Christmas Tree Shop with gifts and ornaments. Santa on the weekends! Horse and carriage rides - (available on Saturdays and Sundays. Also on the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend) Come enjoy a special tour of the Fraser Fir tree farm from the Tree's perspective. We have horse-drawn and antique tractor-drawn wagons for touring our beautiful 80 acre farm on weekends and special days (we let the weather and the horses help us determine which to use for our guests). $5 per person (2019 price). Horse & Carriage rides available on the dates on their webiste: (weather permitting); (Call ahead if weather is questionable). The Elf Village - Enjoy our magical village of colorful, elf-sized Christmas tree houses located in a woodsy hollow by the stream. The Elf Village is filled with Holiday Magic for kids of all ages!  Hours are Saturday's 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday's Noon to 5 pm; Friday, Saturday & Sunday after Thanksgiving 9 am to 5 pm. $15 per child. Adults free. Family max $60 (2019 prices). Visit with Santa - Stop in and visit with Santa Claus in the Pavilion and tell him what you want for Christmas! Each year, Tom Sawyer Tree Farm adds a little something to the Elf Village, but this year after soooo many wonderful letters from children, Santa has brought us a new and improved Elf Post Office (and our very own Postmaster), and a NEW Passport Office so that each Child can have a printed picture and a passport souvenir to take with them of their time at the Elf Village! In addition, this year there will be MORE Elf games, a different craft and scavenger hunt, and a HUGE area for visiting Santa. Roasted Marshmallows - Join us by the fire pit for this classic treat!  The Tree Farm, the Elf Village and the Farmstead Pavilion are available for Private Parties. Call us now as we are already booking for this season. 828-743-5456.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Virginia Pine, White Pine, Red Cedar, Carolina Sapphire, Deodar Cedar, Fresh-cut Fraser Fir, Leyland Cypress.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    (UPDATED: November 23, 2018, JBS)

Calhoun County

  • Mike Quick - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    738 Old Bellville Road, St. Matthews, SC 29135

Clarendon County

Edgefield County

  • Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm  - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Wreaths, Tree Stands, Tree Drilling, Lighted Yard Ornaments, Hayrides.
    Hwy 283, Edgefield, SC. Phone: (803) 637-3930. Open: Friday after Thanksgiving,  Friday to Sat, 10 am to dark; Sunday, 1 pm to dark. Directions: From Edgefield, take Hwy 25 north to Hwy 283 and follow signs. From Augusta, take Hwy 28 north or McCormick Hwy 28 south to Hwy 283 (Plum Branch) and follow signs.  Saws are available if you wish to cut your own tree or choose a fresh cut Fraser Fir from North Carolina. While you visit enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate or apple cider while the kids take a ride on our tractor drawn train. Bring your camera for photo ops. Currently we accept CASH and CHECK payments. NO CREDIT CARDS.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Virginia Pine, White Pine, Leyland Cypress, NC Fraser Fir.

Kershaw County

  • Lee Land Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    Cassatt Road, Camden, SC. Phone: (803) 432-9138. Email: leeland1@bellsouth.net. Open: UPDATE for 2019, They may have closed; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were  in 2018 when they said the following: Unfortunately, we weren't able to give our trees the love they needed this year. Because we only want to offer you the best, we have decided we will not open the farm this season. Next year: November 26 from 10 am to 5:30 pm, Weekends thereafter,  Sat, 10 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday, 1 pm to 5:30 pm. Leeland Farm is located on Cassatt Rd between Old Stage Coach and Lucknow Road. From Camden take US 1 north to Old Stage Coach Road. Take Old Stage Coach Rd to Yarborough Rd (approximately 9 miles). Turn right onto Yarborough Rd and travel approximately two tenths of a mile. Turn right on Cassatt Road. Farm is less than one mile down on the right.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Virginia Pine, White Pine, Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Red Cedar.

Lancaster County

  • Pa Pa John's Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Fresh handmade Wreaths from Fraser and Mixed Greenery (3 sizes) bows, table toppers, saws are available, restrooms, tree bailing, tree loading and tying.  We bring in from Mountains, cut Fraser Fir & balled & burlap Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce balled and burlap.
    6980 Flat Creek Road, Kershaw, SC 29067. Phone: (803) 475-9247. Email: papajohnschristmastreefarm@yahoo.com. Open: Wednesday before Thanksgiving,  Open Thanksgiving to Christmas, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. Directions: From Charlotte, take Hwy 521 South to Lancaster (follow Beach signs) to Hwy 903 S, farm is 14 miles on right, From Lancaster, take Hwy 903 S, 14 miles on the right, From Pageland, take 601 toward Kershaw, then turn right on Hwy 903 toward Lancaster, farm is 3 miles on the right, From Camden, take 521 North to Kershaw (go to last light), turn right on Hwy 601, go approximately 7-8 miles to Hwy 903, turn left, the farm is 3 miles on the left. Services also include tree stands, saws for cutting your trees (or staff provided who will cut the tree for you) and services which allow our staff to retrieve the tree for you for shaking and bailing and then tying the tree to your vehicle for easy transport. Restrooms are also provided.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.

Lee County

  • Cypress Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, trees tied, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, restrooms
    Cypress Cemetery Road, Bishopville, SC 29010. Phone: 803-484-1469. Email: cypressfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Friday, from 1 pm to dark; Saturday, from 9 am to dark; Sunday, from 1 pm to dark. Directions: Hartsville: Go South on US 15, towards Bishopville. Cross the Lee County line and turn left on Sandy Grove Church Road toward Cypress. Go 3 Miles, and turn right on Cypress Cemetery Road. Bishopville: Go North on US 15, towards Hartsville. Cross Lynches River and turn right on Cypress Road (Fire Station at the intersection). Go 3 Miles, and turn right on Cypress Cemetery Road. Click here for a map and directions. Open weekends from Thanksgiving; Friday afternoons, Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Leyland Cypress.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Leyland Cypress.

Lexington County

  • Bear Creek Tree Farm  - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Seasonal plants, Poinsettias, wreaths, garlands, Thanksgiving cactus.
    564 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin, SC 29036. Phone: (803) 345-5607. Open: Friday after Thanksgiving. ,  Monday to Friday, 3 pm to 5:30 pm; Sat, 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 1 pm to 6 pm. Directions: Take Amick Ferry Road from Chapin. Go 2 miles. Farm located on right side of Highway.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Leyland Cypress, White Pine, Virginia Pine, Deodar Cedar, Red Cedar, Carolina Sapphire, Fraser Fir.
  • Browns Christmas Tree Farm - No pesticides are used Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, restrooms
    432 Pat Road, Lexington, SC 29073. Phone: (803) 622-0686. Alternate Phone: (803) 622-5245. Email: bjbrown53@msn.com. Open: November 28, Thursday from 1:00 to dark; November 29, 30, December 1 from 10 am til dark; Monday through Friday from December 2 through December 22 from 1:00 til dark; Saturday and Sunday from December 2 through December 22 from 10 am til dark. Directions: Coming from West Columbia, 10 miles south of Columbia Metropolitan Airport turn left off Highway #302 onto Highway #6 going toward Swansea, then turn to the right on Fish Hatchery Road at traffic circle, turn right on Pat Road. Tree Farm located on the right side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, White Pine.
    (UPDATED: October 22, 2019)
  • Fox Tree Farm and Nursery - Christmas Trees, Easter Egg Hunts
    133 Virginia Pine Ln, Lexington, SC. Phone: 803-356-4052. Available for birthday parties featuring hayrides, a petting zoo, horseback rides, cookouts, and crafts.
  • Harmon Tree Farm, LLC - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Large Trees, hayrides, Christmas House, Complimentary Hot Cider, Chocolate & Coffee, Restrooms. Will dig on sight and ball & burlap growing trees, on special order.
    3152 Augusta Highway, Gilbert, SC 29054. Phone: (803) 359-4454. Email: stephanie@harmontreefarmllc.com. Open: Cut your own Christmas tree will be available September through December; Tuesday to Saturday from 10 pm to 5 pm.   Directions: 2 1/4 miles past Lexington high School on US 1 towards Batesburg. Since 1975, people have been starting their Holiday Season off right with a trip to Harmon's to choose their Christmas Tree! Saws available to cut your own special tree from the site. Larger trees available. Fresh-cut Fraiser Firs. Once you've selected your tree, we'll shake and bale it for your convenience. Make visiting Harmon's a new Holiday Family Tradition!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Virginia Pine, White Pine, Leyland Cypress, Deodar Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Fraser Fir from our NC Farm
    Christmas House: Ornaments, Collectibles, Outdoor Scenes, Hayrides & Train Rides to our fields.
  • Hollow Creek Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate, restrooms
    228 Windmill Rd, Gilbert, SC 29054. Phone: 803-892-3662. Email: RealTreesMakeScents@gmail.com. Open: The Wednesday before Thanksgiving to December 22; Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 5:30pm and Sunday, from 1 pm to 5:30pm. Directions: Go 9 miles west of Lexington on US 378. Turn left at light onto Priceville Road (BP on right). Go 1.5 miles, turn right onto Windmill Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Other varieties of Christmas trees include Murray Cypress, Blue Ice Cypress, and Thuja Green Giant.  Enjoy a free hayride followed by a warming cup of Hot Chocolate. Free Hayrides run weekends during open hours from Nov 24 through Dec 19.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Carolina Sapphire, Deodara Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, White Pine, and other varieties (call!).
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
  • Leaphart's Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    252 Jeffcoat Road, Wagner, SC 29164. Phone: (803) 564-5048. Phone: (803) 755-9582. Directions: I-20 West from Columbia to Exit 44, left on Pond Branch Road, across bridge, Right on Neely Wingard Road. (approx 5 miles). I-20 East from Augusta to Exit 44, Turn right on Pond Branch Road, then right on Neely Wingard Rd (approx 5 miles). From Batesburg or Pelion, Hwy 178 to Fairview crossroads. Turn on Neely Wingard Road (approx 3 miles). Open: Saturday, 8 am to dark; Sunday, 1 pm to dark.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Virginia Pine, White Pine, Leyland Cypress, Red Cedar.
  • Old Barn Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Wreaths, Garland
    843 Old Lexington Highway Chapin, SC 29036. Phone: (803) 345-9119. Alternate phone: (803) 345-5607. Open: Friday after Thanksgiving,  Monday to Friday, 3 pm to 5:30 pm, Sat, 9 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday, 1 pm to 5:30 pm.  Directions:1.3 miles from Chapin on Old Lexington Highway.  Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate or Russian tea as you enjoy the beautiful trees and old barn antiques. Christmas tree stands, fresh wreaths, garland and greenery baskets are available. Please reach out to us by calling (803) 920-3488 for more information regarding our products and services.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Virginia Pine,
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir
  • Price's Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Wreaths, Bows, Crafts
    228 Maple Road, Lexington, SC 29073.Email: Their Facebook page says: "email all questions to me on messenger" Open: from Friday November 29th 10am to 5pm, we will stay open for 10-15 days or until we are out of Christmas Trees.  Directions: Off Highway 1 between 1-26 and 1-20 around Oak Grove Area near Barnyard Flea market. Take Maple Road Farm approximately 1 mile on right. Signs will be at Highway 1 & driveway Follow signs.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: ???
    Precut: Fraser Fir, Leyland Cypress, Red Cedar, White Pine.
  • Taylor's Christmas Tree Farm - UPDATE for 2019, They are permanently closed.
    1129 Windy Road, Gilbert, SC, 29054. 
  • Wilbur & Julia McCartha - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    611 C Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169. Phone: (803) 791-1287.

Newberry County

  • Shine and Lee's Christmas Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, free hot chocolate,
    20670 Us Highway 76, Newberry, SC 29108. Phone: (803) 276-0161. Email: info@shineandleeschristmastrees.com. Open: November 26 to December 24,on Sunday to Friday from 1:30 to 5:30; Saturday from 9 to 5:30. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Fraser Fir, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, and other varieties (call!).
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, and other varieties (call!).
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    Wickers Christmas Tree Farm
  • Wickers Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, free hot chocolate, free hot cider, restrooms
    940 Mud Creek Road, Newberry, SC 29108. Phone: 803 924 0662 . Alternate Phone: (803) 924-0362. Email: kaylay0328@gmail.com. Open: Opening Day Friday November 29; 9:38 am to 5:30; Hours: Sunday to Friday 1:30 to 5:30; Saturday 9:30 to 5:30. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located 3 miles from I 26 on Highway 219 going towards Pomaria. Take a left on Mud Creek Road and the farm is 1/4 mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards. Open Day After Thanksgiving at 9:30. Trees that we also carry that are not pre cut Blue Ice and Murray Cypress. Free Caboose rides Saturday and Sundays only weather permitting.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, and other varieties (call!).
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, and other varieties (call!).
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    (UPDATED: September 30, 2019)

Orangeburg County

Richland County

  • Old Congaree Run Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Free Hayrides.
    219 Old Congaree Run, Eastover, SC 29044. Phone: (704) 724-3852. Phone: 803-622-4901. Open: Friday after Thanksgiving. Then weekends,  Friday, 1 pm to 4 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Directions: Head east on Sumter Highway US 378, 0.8 miles past McEntire Air National Guard base. Turn right at Mr. Bunky's onto Old Congaree Run. Go 3 tenths of a mile. Farm is on left across from Lower Richland Masonic Lodge. Formerly called "Seekhaven Farm".
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Virginia Pine, White Pine, Leyland Cypress, Red Cedar,
    Precut: Fraser Fir.

Saluda County

  • Matthews Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Fresh wreaths, hayrides, drilling, shaking, free hot chocolate, coffee, special Christmas cider.
    1458 Spann Road, Batesburg, SC 29006. Phone: (803) 685-3622. Email: Greg@psiagency.com. Open: the Friday after Thanksgiving to Sunday before Christmas; Monday to Friday from 1 pm to 5:30 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5:30 pm. Directions: Hwy. 178, between Batesburg & Saluda, follow signs. Hwy. 39 between Ridge Spring & Saluda. Follow signs. Do not use GPS due to it will take you to the Lake Murray Traffic Circle from any location. Assistance available for loading tree on your car. Established in 1978. All trees pruned and care for by the owners. 32 years.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Virginia Pine, White Pine, Clemson Greenspire
    Precut: Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Virginia Pine, White Pine, Clemson Greenspire, Fraser Fir
    (UPDATED: November 19, 2019, JBS)
  • Wright's Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, winter hay rides, bonfires, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house
    2255 Christmas Tree Lane, Ward, SC 29166. Phone: 803-685-7860. Email: swrightstree@pbtcomm.net. Open: Friday after Thanksgiving until December 23 Monday to Wednesday, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm; Thursday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday, from 1 pm to 5:30 pm. Directions: Located off of SC highways 23 and 39, 2 miles northeast of Ward, SC. Follow signs from town of Ridge Spring, Ward or Saluda. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. With an open fire pit for roasting marshmallows, tractor hay rides and a great crafts canteen, there's plenty of activities to foster your families Christmas spirit. Sit down and enjoy the great scenery, southern hospitality, and good company at Wright's Tree Farm
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Carolina Sapphire, Deodara Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, White Pine, and other varieties (call!).
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.

Sumter County

  • Jackie Hawthorne - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    2155 Lloyd Drive, Sumter, SC 29154. Phone: (803) 481-9024.