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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 Far Western Corner of 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! 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!

And beware the copycat websites - from Mommy-bloggers to out-and-out plagiarists, they simply copy my work and rarely update; they are just out to make a quick buck. Since 2004, I've made updates and corrections every day!

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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 Far Western Corner of North 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!

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 May 2022

May 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!

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 - (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org) . It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in the U.S.

Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Cherokee County

  • "Fir " Heaven's Sake - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, trees baled, sleigh rides, gift shop, restrooms, school tours
    220 Nelson Road, Topton, NC 28781. Phone: 828-321-5339. Alternate Phone: 828-361-4350. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm, November 25 to December 24. Directions: From Bryson City NC, Take US-74 West, go 24.4 miles, Turn right onto Nelson road, go 0.3 miles, follow signs. From Robbinsville NC, Take US 129 South, go 11.3 miles, Turn right onto US-19/US-74/US-129, Turn right onto Nelson Road, Go 0.3 miles, Follow signs. From Andrews NC, Take US-19 North/US-74 East/ US-129 North, go 5.3 miles, turn left onto Nelson Road, go 0.3 miles, Follow Signs.. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Their website, which in 2016 does not appear to be working, is here .
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Fraser Fir.
    Santa's Land
  • Santa's Land - Family theme park and zoo, live reindeer, rollercoaster, arts and crafts, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas gift shop, amusement rides, live shows, NO Christmas trees,
    571 Wolfetown Road, Cherokee, NC 28719. Phone: 828-497-9191. Alternate phone: 828-497-9188. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021: They are closed until the 2022 season; from the first Saturday in MAy through the late Fall, seven days a week, 10 am to 5 pm. We have special rates for groups! School, church, scout troops, and many more! Please call us for more information about any group activities, or to make your reservations today! Your kids will be excited to visit Santa at his own house in the mountains, where they will receive their own "good conduct diploma!" Explore the Zoo: You will be face to face with some of the most beautiful, wild and exotic animals from around the world, such as deer, kangaroos, exotic birds, bears, porcupines, monkeys and much more. Magic Show: Kids can be a part of the Magic Show, where they'll laugh and smile the whole way through! NOTE: The real place looks like a fun day out! Click here for a link to our Facebook page.

Clay County

  • Do you know of any pumpkin patches, corn mazes, Fall festivals or Halloween events in this county? Please write me!

Graham County

  • Satterfield's Briarpatch - NO Christmas trees, only fresh Wreaths,
    162 Angel Drive, Robbinsville, NC 28771. Phone: (828) 479-8013. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Located 6 miles south of Robbinsville (129 South), turn left onto Anthony Br. Road, go one mile turn left into Nursery Entrance. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in December. Open: Saturday 10 am to 4 pm; other hours by appt. Payment: Cash, Check.

Macon County

  • J & J Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    28 Guffie Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Phone: 828-524-3464.
  • Osage Farm - Choose-and-cut Christmas trees, Precut Christmas trees,
    1400 Hale Ridge Road, Scaly Mountain, NC 28775. Phone: 706-746-6952. Open: Choose & cut on Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 4 pm; Cut trees from 9 am to 5 pm at the RETAIL LOT through the second weekend in December. Click here for a linkto our Facebook page. Directions: Do not follow gps; Follow the signs from Dillard, Ga or down from highlands, nc.
    Cash only, no cell service means no credit cards. No checks. The retail (cut trees) lot is at 5030 Hwy. 441 North, Rabun Gap, GA 30568
    For questions, available after 11/28, please call.
  • Peak Experience - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, trees tied, trees baled, gift shop
    2820 Dillard Road, Highlands, NC 28741. Phone: 828-526-0229. Alternate Phone: 828-526-5405. Fax: 828-526-0229. Email: [email protected]. Open: In November, Monday through Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday 12 to 4; In December Monday though Friday 11 to 4 Saturday 10 to 5; Closed Sundays; Please call for appointment if you would like to visit at other times. Directions: From Atlanta take 85 north to 985 north which turns into 441 to Clayton and Dillard, Georgia. Go through Dillard and take a right at the light onto GA 246 which turns into NC 106. Keep going straight through Scaly Mtn, NC and we are about 5 miles on the right hand side. From Highlands, NC- we are 3 miles from Main Street Highlands on the left. Open for Christmas trees from day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.

Swain County

  • Darnell Farms - Christmas trees
    PO box 440, Whittier, NC 28789. (828) 488-2376. Email: [email protected]
    Darnell Farm is a family owned farming operation. A seasonal produce stand, open everyday, anchors the retail division. Darnell farm is located on the Tusckasegge River just east of Bryson on US 19. Enjoy our beautiful Riparian zone, a view of the National Park, and our fields of corn, strawberries, tomatoes, and whatever else we have planted. You won't soon forget Darnell Farm. Open: everyday, 8 am to 8 PM.
  • Ted Craig - UPDATE: November 30, 2020: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
    160 Frasier Fir Drive, Bryson City, NC 28713.