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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 Eastern 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! 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 Eastern 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!

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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!

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Cape Breton

  • Dwight Alaffe - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    Beechmount, NS. Phone: 828-2483.
  • Elworthy's Nature In Bloom Greenhouse - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    1901 George Street, Sydney, NS B1P1P5. Phone: 902-562-8823.
  • Green Hills Farm (formerly Travis's Christmas Tree Farm) - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations,
    486 Hills Road Albert Bridge, NS B1K 3E9. Phone: 902-577-4258. Email: [email protected]. Open: from 9:00 am to dusk on Saturday and Sundays; pre-tagging during the month of November; Following the tagging season we open our retail lot December 1st through December 19th for farm fresh tree sales, crafts and fresh wreaths. The farm has been in operation for over 28 years previously known as Travis' Christmas Tree Farm. We are a family run business located in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. We provide both Balsam Fir and White Pine and Scotch Pine Christmas trees. Our farm includes 10 acres of U-Pick. Green Hills Farm is open for U-Pick by the end of October and is closed for the season by December 20th. Be sure to check out our Christmas Craft Shop for wreath and bough products as well as locally made crafts. Directions: The farm is located on Hill's Road, approximately 12 kilometres on the George Street exit to Louisbourg. Look for our sign! Click here for a map and directions. Green Hills Farm facebook page. Drop in to tag your tree and we will take care of the rest! No time to tag? During the month of December we offer pre-cut trees ready for pick up. Don't forget to check out our Christmas Craft Shop for wreath and bough products as well as locally made crafts.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine
     (UPDATED: November 26, 2021 JBS)
  • Macdonald Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    Gabarus Lake, NS. Phone: 727-2420 Or 884-2311. Pick from our selection of cut Christmas Trees or pick and cut your own. Also have a variety of wreaths available.Open: daily starting Dec 1.
  • Ron Confiant - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    Georges River, NS. Phone: 794-8446
  • Tom Aucoin - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    Hills Road, Mira, NS. Phone: 567-1500.


  • Simpson Tree Sales - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    Port Hawkesbury Superstore, 50 Paint Street, Port Hawkesbury, NS B0H 1G0. Phone: 902-863-8965. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call or email them for dates and hours. As far as I can te;ll they publish no information online at all. Maybe they staple a flyer to a Moose...
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Balsam Fir and Scotch Pine.
    (UPDATED: November 16, 2018, JBS)