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 Southern Vermont'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!

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 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 OR EMAIL!
  • The dates indicate when I last received an update, no date means it may be years old!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in Southern Vermont 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

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

Updates for November 2017

November: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving and are open up to Christmas Eve.Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.

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.

Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Bennington County

  • Cicala/Novotny Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
    915 Granger Hollow Road, Shaftsbury, VT 05257. Phone: 302-521-2001. Alternate Phone: 802-447-1979. Email: susancicala@gmail.com . Open: Daily 10am to 7pm, From the Saturday before Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Directions: Route 7A to West Mountain Road. Follow West Mountain for 5 miles, it turns into Granger Hollow Road. Payment: Cash, Check. All trees $30.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir.
  • Equinox Valley Nursery - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees tied, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    1158 Main Street Historic Route 7A, Manchester, VT 05254. Phone: (802)-362-2610. Fax: (802)-362-2652. Email: equinoxnursery@comcast.net . Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8:30am to 5pm; from Sundays 9am to 4pm. Directions: 2 miles South of Manchester Village, Vermont on Historic Route 7A. 3 miles South of the Intersection of Routes 11/30 and Historic 7A. Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Scarecrow displays and Apple Cider Donuts, Open Labor Day to Halloween; Pumpkin Carving Festival October 17th! Open For Christmas Trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. The traditional holiday season kicks off with our Holiday Open House on Thanksgiving weekend. Bring the kids (BIG kids too!) and visit the "Real Santa" (yes, that was him eating Roger's cider donuts in the fall!) Be sure to have your camera ready to capture a photo for your perfect holiday card. You will find everything needed for your holiday decorations: fresh balsam wreaths, garlands, kissing balls, decorative greens, and centerpieces. Custom bows and decorating to your color scheme all available. Poinsettias of all colors and sizes from cute pixies to topiary trees, as well as Christmas cacti, cyclamen, and other cheerful holiday plants. Select your perfect fresh-cut northern grown Fraser fir tree, in sizes from two feet to twelve feet (larger sizes available on pre-order.) We will gladly give your chosen tree a fresh cut at the base, hand wrap for travel, and secure to your vehicle at no extra charge...all this while you enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, s'mores, popcorn, and warming up by the fire pit.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Pine, and other varieties (call!).
  • Mattison's Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    Rod and Gun Club Road, Shaftsbury, VT 05257. Phone: (442)-436-5802. Email: rickmattison@gmail.com .
  • Pleasant Valley Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs
    313 Pleasant Valley Road, Bennington, VT 05201. Phone: (802) 442-9071. Email: barry@pleasantvalleytrees.com . Open: 9 am to 4pm Daily, Fields Closed at 3:45pm, from the day after Thanksgiving until December 24th.We sell both retail "precut" trees and the ever popular "choose and cut" trees. Plus, we sell wholesale trees when the crop is too large for the retail demand. Besides trees, we offer many Vermont-made holiday items in our Holiday Gift Barn - Wreaths, Garland and Kissing (Christmas) Balls all deck our halls. We also offer Vermont Pure Maple Syrup! Please remember dogs are not allowed in the fields! Pre-Cut Retail Vermont Christmas Trees. We select premium trees in size and shape and cut them for you. Select from our wide range of sizes. Vermont Potted Trees (Christmas Only) Select a potted tree to mark a special year (birth or anniversary), or just to add to your landscape. Cannot be ordered, limited amounts. Christmas Trees available from Pleasant Valley Tree farm in Bennington, Vermont include Balsam and Fraser Firs.
  • Rudd's Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    Route 346, Box 101, North Pownal, VT 05260. Phone: 802-823-5579. Email: ruddtree@sover.net . Open: Sales begin Thanksgiving weekend through December 20th, on Wednesday to Friday 1-4; Saturday to Sunday 9-4; Monday and Tuesday Closed. Rudd's Tree Farm is a 25 acre family operated Christmas tree plantation. All trees grown are Fraser Fir. Tagging begins Columbus Day Weekend. 

Rutland County

  • Paxton Greens - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    97 Stewart Lane, Cuttingsville, VT 05738. Phone: 802-492-3323. Email: dcreay@vermontel.net or Email: dcreay@sover.net .
  • Wright Choice Alpacas - Precut Christmas trees, tree shaking provided, trees baled, Fresh eggs, gift shop, farm animals
    161 Howland Road, Hubbardton, VT 05735. Phone: 802-236-5615. Alternate Phone: 802-273-2713. Fax: 802-273-2713. Email: wcalpaca@shoreham.net . Open: Christmas Season Hours Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am until 4 pm Sundays 12:30pm until 4 pm Or call first for other times. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir.

Windham County

  • Adams Family Farm - sleigh rides (No Christmas trees for sale)
    15 Higley Hill Road, Wilmington, VT 05363. Phone: 802-464-3762.  From mid December to mid-March, we have day and evening sleigh rides as well as special sleigh rides for Christmas Eve and the New Year, the Full Moon, and Valentines Day. Each sleigh is pulled by two Belgian draft horses and warm blankets are provided. The whole ride with the stop at the old log cabin lasts approximately 1 and 1/2 hours. The snowflake Vermont sleigh rides are a perfect idea for any special event, such as a surprise birthday party, family get-together, motor coach tour or school trip, and makes the perfect place for a small intimate wedding.
  • The Boyd Family Farm - follows organic methods, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT 05363. Phone: 802-464-5618. Email: boydfarm@sover.net . Directions: At the light in the center of Wilmington, VT follow Route 100 North 4 miles. Take a right on East Dover Road and travel 6/10's of a mile the Farm Entrance sign is on the right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: 7 Days a Week 9am to 5pm. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Blue Spruce.
  • Elysian Hills Tree Farm - You choose and we cut Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, Christmas balls, center pieces, wagon rides, maze/labyrinth, hiking trails, cider & pretzels
    209 Knapp Road, Dummerston, VT 05301. Phone: 802-254-2051. Fax: (802) 257-1386. Email: walkerfarmvt@gmail.com . Directions: VT Exit 3, I/91, 1 and 1/2 mi north to Middle Road, 1 mi. to Tucker Reed Road to top of hill; click here for a map to the farm. Open: Tag days, Columbus day weekend and next 2 weekends, 12 noon to 4 pm, then open for retail sales starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and then every day 10 am to 4 p.m until December 24 at 5 pm. Click here for our Facebook page .
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & we-cut: : Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, White Spruce, White Pine or Blue Spruce.

    Comments from a visitor on December 13, 2010: "Elysian Hills does not have choose and cut Christmas trees. It has choose and tag trees in zOct. during its Fall Foliage Christmas Tree Tag Days. Tagged trees are cut in Dec, for customer pick-up. "
  • Green Mountain Orchards - precut and cut your own Christmas Trees, Christmas wreaths, reindeer, mums, wagon rides, wedding site
    130 West Hill Road, Putney, VT.   Phone: 802-387-5851.  Mail: PO Box 225, Putney, VT 05346. Blueberries, pumpkins, apples from July 20 - March. Email: mail@greenmtorchards.com  Directions: Exit 4 off I-91, North on Rt. 5 for 1/2 mile, left at Putney General Store, left after 1 mile on West Hill Road, 3/4 mile on right Open: Mid July - March. Also cider, jams and jellies, sweet corn, and other VT. Crafts and products in our farmstand or through our online store. Come get fresh donuts and pies. We welcome folks to hike, snowshoe, picnic.
  • Horses for Hire - sleigh rides (No Christmas trees for sale)
    Diers Road, Bondville, Vermont, 05340. Email: horseforhire@aol.com . Directions: Located only minutes from Manchester, Magic, Stratton and Bromley. Take Route 30 South to Rawsonville, VT; Continue South 1-1/2 miles to Diers Road (On the right); From Brattleboro, take Route 30 North 30 miles to Rawsonville, Diers Road will be on your left Click here for a map and directions . Adorned in all-leather handmade Amish harnesses, studded with brass and 100 bells hand cast in Vermont announcing their arrival, take a journey back in time in a two horse open sleigh with Jerry & Jessy. The sleigh ride winds along a wooded trail along the Winhall River and provides an old-fashioned New England winter experience. The ride lasts about an hour and includes a stop along the river at a campfire, giving the horses a rest. Deb encourages folks to bring along a snack or wine & cheese to enjoy while at the fire. Although the sleigh can accommodate up to 10 people and is ideal for family fun, it's often reserved for a romantic ride for two (what a great way to propose to that special someone!). Bring a picnic and we'll stop by the river.

Windsor County

  • Bishops Choose & Cut - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, trees baled, saws provided, free hot chocolate,
    190 Baltimore Road Chester Vermont 05143, Chester, VT 05143. Phone: 802-886-8288. Fax: 802-886-8288. Email: mbishop@vermontel.net . Open: Sunday through Saturday, from 9 am til dark. Directions: 190 Baltimore Hill Road off of Route 10, 1 mile up the hill on left. Click here for a map and directions. November 26 to December 24. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir.
  • Christmas Trees at Bishop Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    99 Park View Road, Springfield, VT 05156. Phone: (802) 885-9294.
  • Christmas Trees of Vermont - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    456 Old Connecticut River Road, Springfield, VT 05156. Phone: 802-885-9597. Email: mollica@christmastreesofvt.com .  We have a large choose and cut operation with between five and seven thousand harvestable trees during the Christmas season. We have two vacation rental units on the farm. In addition to trees, the shops offers a variety of wreaths, garland, tree stands and Christmas decorations. The shop is a wonderful place to warm up after a hard day of tree hunting with a complimentary cup of hot chocolate. Bathroom facilities are located in the shop.
  • Goulden Ridge Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, trees bagged, free tree trimmings, saws provided,
    1462 Goulden Ridge Road, Weathersfield, VT 05156. Phone: 802-558-2082. Email: rene@gouldenridgefarm.com . Directions: Exit 8 off I-91 Go west 1/4 mile on Route 131 to Goulden Ridge Road look for the signs. And for a map to our farm, click here. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve from 10 am to 4 pm. Payment: Cash, Check. There is nothing sprayed on the blueberry bushes or Christmas trees.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir.
     
  • Phelan's Gulf Pond Trees - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    1335 Gulf Road, Perkinsville, VT 05151. Phone: (802) 263-5458. Email: gptrees@tds.net
  • Rocky Acres Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    237 Randall Hill Road, Springfield, VT 05156. Phone: 802-885-4638.
    According to a visitor on December 11, 2010:  "2010 will be Rocky Acres Tree Farm\'s last year. As of 12/11/10 inventory is quite limited. "