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 Central Nova Scotia'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 Central Nova Scotia 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 September 2017

September: 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

Halifax

  • Elderbank U-pick - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    Tel: 384-2536
  • Hogan's U-Pick Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Precut Christmas trees,
    315 Etter Rd, Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia B0N 1Z0. Phone: 902-866-2392. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Head northwest on NS-101 W. Take Exit 3 toward Mount Uniacke/Upper Sackville. Turn left onto Old Sackville Hwy at the Irving, toward Evangeline Trail/NS-1 W (signs for Mount Uniacke/Upper Sackville). Continue on Old Sackville Hwy for 2 miles - turn right on Etter Road. Hogan's will be on the left. (Note: There are two entrances to Etter Road, it is easier to take the second as we have described - after travelling the 2 miles on the Old Sackville Hwy.). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. U-Pick Christmas Trees, hand-shaped, grown with care! All U-Pick trees, regardless of height just $20. (the fun and fresh air is free!) Pre-cut also available - prices vary.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir.
    (UPDATED: November 29, 2013) (ADDED: November 24, 2013)
  • Keating Christmas Trees U-Cut - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    Lake Charlotte, NS. Phone: 902-641-2142. Directions: Take hwy # 7 to Lake Charlotte, turn right at the sign at Webbers Esso.
  • Santa's Real Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    RR4, Elsvale, NS B0N 1X0. Tel: 384-2683
  • Scotia Northern Route Shipping Ltd. - Christmas tree operation with "Adopt-a-tree" option.
    Route #7, Moser River, Civic #28509, NS. Phone: 902-347-2555. Email: rrussell@ns.sympatico . Wheelchair accessible, fish cleaning. 100 acres of woodland to explore

Hants

  • Corkum's Forest Products U-Pick - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    Hanesport, NS. Directions: Take exit 7 off Hwy 101 in Falmouth, then Hwy 1, 4 km. toward Hantsport. OR Take exit 8 off Hwy 103 and go 5 km. north on Hwy 14. Phone: 902-798-2512.
  • Scothorn Farms, Ltd . - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Horse Wagon Rides ( Weekends Only), Wreaths, Brush
    RR 1, Milford Station, NS, B0N 1Y0. Phone: 902-758-1890. Fax: 902-758-1892. Email: scothornfarms@scothorn.com . Open: call for hours. Directions: Take exit 9 (Hwy 14)from the 102. Head west towards Rawdon. Our sign is on the left hand side of the road 6 kms from exit. Follow the arrows along the dirt road until you come to a log cabin. Enjoy the trees along the way. We reserve a lot of our fine trees for our local customers over our 220 acre tree farm. The advantage for our customers is the large selection to choose from of tabletop sized to fourteen foot trees. You have a fresh tree that will retain it's needles and balsam fragrance longer. It is a traditional way the family chooses and cuts their tree with no sales person interferences.  It is a fun day for your family. We have a road system with roads that are 120 feet apart that you may take your vehicle close to the tree of your choice. For an added fun, we arrange horses and sleigh or wagon rides with lots of Christmas bells on the three weekends before Christmas. Scothorn Farms Ltd. operates a U-Pick and Wholesale Christmas tree business located in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada. We are growers of the aromatic Nova Scotian balsam fir, the scent you remember from those Christmas's long ago. Over 140 acres, approximately 140,000, beautifully sheared trees to choose from in our U-pick! Come select and cut your own this Holiday Season. (UPDATED: November 14, 2016, JBS)
  • Sam's Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees
    Upper Vaughans, RR 3 Windsor, Nova Scotia B0N 2T0. Tel: 798-3404 Or 542-7113.

 

 

 

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