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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 Charles and St. Mary's Counties, Maryland'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 Charles and St. Mary's Counties, Maryland 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!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

Updates for August 2022

August 2022: 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 (if they can get a Santa) 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; hours, tree supplies, prices, everything is changing daily!

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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Charles County

  • Middleton's Cedar Hill Farm - UPDATE for 2019, Their website and Facebook page are both gone, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me.
    5190 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Phone: 301-399-9812. Fax: 301-870-8249. Email: [email protected] .
  • Prize Timber Tree Farms - UPDATE for 2018, Does anyone have current information, are they still in business and open? If so, please write me,\
    9123 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637. Phone: (301) 641-8229. Email: [email protected].

St. Mary's County

  • Evergreen Acres - Cut your own Christmas trees, plus other items.
    Mechanicsville, MD. Phone: 301-862-1597. Email: [email protected]. Open: 12 pm to dusk until December 19. Directions: Off Queentree Road. From Route 235 south between Mechanicsville and Hollywood, turn left onto Oakville Road to Queentree Road.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch Pine, White pines, Fraser & Douglas firs and spruce
  • Friendship Forest - UPDATE for 2020: They are permanently closed
    Friendship Ct., Mechanicsville, MD.
    A visitor writes on November 27, 2020: "Very sadly Friendship Forest closed 2 years ago and will not reopen due to a terminal illness in the family. We had been going there for 15 plus years. "
  • Quailfield Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, trees tied
    38161 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Phone: 301-884-4062. Email us at: [email protected]. Open: Friday through Sunday from 9 am until dusk; Monday through Thursday by appointment. Directions: Directions from the Washington, D.C. area: 1) 495 to Route 5 South (Branch Avenue). 2) Stay on Route 5 South through Waldorf. 3) Turn left on Route 6 East (New Market Turner Road) and proceed approximately one mile to Quailfield Farm on the right. Directions from the Baltimore/Annapolis area: 1) 695 South to 97 South to Route 3 South. 2) Route 3 South becomes Route 301 South. 3) Route 301 South joins Route 5 South in Waldorf. 4) Stay on Route 5 South through Waldorf. 5) Turn left on Route 6 East (New Market Turner Road) and proceed approximately one mile to Quailfield Farm on the right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir (White Fir), Norway Spruce, White Pine, White Spruce.