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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 Northern 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 Northern 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

Antigonish

  • Ashdale Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas boughs, saws provided,
    2897 Highway 7 Ashdale, Antigonish Co., NS B2G 2L3. Phone: 902-783-2934. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sold out for the 2016 season due to unexpected early demand; come see us again in 2017 during daylight from December 1 to Christmas Eve; We apologize to all our loyal costumers for the tree shortage this year; Hope you will all come back in 2017; We enjoyed so much your visits to our tree lot in past years ; We wish you a blessed Merry Christmas; Henry and Elaine Van Berkel. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir.
  • Junior's Dream Christmas Trees & Blueberries - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
    948 Caledonia Mills, St. Andrews, NS B0H 1X0. Phone: 902-735-2340. Phone: 902-386-2237. Email: [email protected]. Open: Family Day U-Pick and Cut on December 8th 2018, wagon rides, hot chocolate, cookies and picture stations.
    Directions: Christmas Tree U-Pick only 20 minutes from the town of Antigonish.

Colchester

  • Folly Mountain Christmas Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, , view of Bay, frog pond and walking path.
    Masstown, NS. Phone: 902-662-3003. Directions: Exit #12 off Hwy.104, or directly off Hwy. #2 in Masstown, straight ahead from exit. See sign from exit. Masstown Motel is only 1/4 mi from the U-pick.
  • Homestead - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, garlands, saws provided,
    2361 Highway 311, Central North River, NS B6L 6G5. Phone: 902-893-3729. Email: [email protected]. Open: Beginning November 25th 7 days a week 9 to 5. Directions: Main Street Bible Hill - go west, turn right onto 311 Highway. Approximately 12 kms. on left hand side. Look for the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Christmas Tree Choose and Cut Open from Thanksgiving (mid October) to December 24th. Payment: Cash, only. Wreaths and garland will be available according to supply and demand. Orders can be taken.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir.
  • Jollitree Farms U-Cut (aka Jolly Tree Farms) - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, , Bailing Included
    RR 1, Brookfield (Hilden), NS. Phone: 902-897-7410. Directions: 2.4 km off hwy # 2 on Irwin Lake Road. Look for sign on right.
  • Northern Lights Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    3200 Clam Harbor Rd, Clam Harbour, NS. Phone: 902-641-2142. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursdays to Sundays, from 9 am to 4 pm, December. Call to make sure that we are here before visiting. Open: November 26 to usually closes for the season the Sunday before Christmas, Thursday to Sunday (9am to 4 pm), CLOSED: Monday to Wednesday. Phone hours: Monday to Friday - 9 am to 5:00. Payment: Cash Only. Cut your Christmas tree the old fashioned way! Choose your favourite tree and cut it from our fields. The family will remember the tree you all chose. We provide trees to large distributors where you can purchase a pre-cut tree, but nothing replaces coming out to our lots and cutting your own! We have two sites, one in Clam Harbour, and the other in Hilden. Both are wonderful so pick the one most convenient for you and pay us a visit. Keep in mind both lots are located in the woods so dress appropriately as depending on weather, things can get messy. We love pets and all dogs are welcome. Baling is included in cost of tree if anyone wishes to have their tree baled. Baling means wrapping your tree which makes it much easier for transporting on or in a vehicle as well as getting the tree into your home. We accept cash only as we have no power at either lot. Both lots have a few hand saws on site for loan but it is recommended you bring your own hand or power saw. We do not provide pre-cut trees at either location. Most importantly, come, bring your family and stay as long as you like. (ADDED: November 14, 2016, JBS)
  • Smiths U-Pick - Closed
    Harmony, NS.: UPDATE: November 21, 2021: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed. Payment:
    Mr. Smith passed away in August
  • Treeland Christmas Tree Farm - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths,
    212 Willow Street, Truro, NS. Phone: 902-897-1982. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Across from the old hospital. Fresh and natural Balsam Fir and White Pine trees. Biggest variety around! Friendly, knowlegeable staff. We bale and load your tree for free! Fresh, beautiful decorations and wreaths of various sizes. Bundled brush. Organic trees available. Trees cut fresh as needed.
    Christmas tree varieties:.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir.

Cumberland

  • Keith Moore - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    4568 Highway 204, East Leicester, NS B4H 3Y1. Phone: 902-447-2675. Phone: 902-669-4568. Open the last week of November until Christmas, dawk to dusk. Manned 7 days a week.

Guysborough

  • Calgary Christmas Trees - Precut Christmas trees,
    Christmas Tree Lot #1, 755 Lake Bonavista Drive SE, Calgary, NS. 902-870-0441. Directions: Beside Safeway. Open: Bonavista Lot Hours: Monday to Friday: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
    Christmas Tree Lot #2
    70 Shawville Blvd. SE Calgary (Beside the Safeway gas bar)
    Monday to Friday : 12:00 - 7:00, Saturday: 10:00 - 6:00, Sunday: 11:00 - 6:00.
    Christmas Tree Lot #3
    New Horizon Mall (West facing parking lot) Facing Deerfoot Trail
    260300 Writing Creek Crescent, Rocky View County
    Shawnessy Lot Hours: Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 7:00, Saturday: 10:00 - 6:00, Sunday: 11:00 - 6:00.
    Calgary Christmas Trees facebook page.
  • Doyle's Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees,
    RR # 1 Guysborough, Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0. Phone: 902-533-2254. Fax: 902-533-2254. Email: [email protected]. Open: Any day of the week and all hours of the day. Payment: Cash, only.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir.
  • Brian Archibald - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
    12675 Highway 7, RR #2, Aspen, Fishers Mills, NS, B0H 1E0. Phone: 902-833-2724. Phone: 902-863-7820. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call or email for hours. Growing Christmas trees for 38 years. Balsam Fir and White Pine of various sizes and densities available for very reasonable prices. U-pick and you cut or U-Pick and we cut. Reasonably priced..
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, White Pine
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, White Pine

Pictou

  • Matheson's U-Cut Christmas Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    MacLean Road, Scotsburn, NS, B0K 1R0. Phone: 902-485-5634. Phone: 902-921-4181.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir,
  • Millstream Forest Products MacLeod's Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    799 Millstream Road, Millstream, NS, B0K 1B0. Phone: 902-923-2988. Open Thursday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: . Exit 25, route 348, bridge closed, turn left at church or take Route 374. Trees, wreaths, and decorating boughs available. Best to order large wreaths ahead. There has been some slight frost damage this year so we will be bringing in some pre-cut trees for folks as well.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir,
  • Nelson's Christmas Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, wreaths, decorating balls, and various crafts
    140 Middle Settlement Road, Salt Springs, NS, B0K 1P0. Phone: 902-928-8200. Phone: 902-396-4254. Open: for Choose-and-cut from 9 am to 5 pm 7 days a week.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir,
  • Ruth Macleod's U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm- Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, , Wreaths, decorating boughs, saws provided, baling
    799 Millstream Rd, Eureka, NS. Phone: 902-923-2988. Open: Thursday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Take exit 24 off hwy 104 to hwy 374 south through Stellarton to Eureka. Go left in Eureka and follow the signs to the farm on Millstream Road or From exit 25, go south on hwy 348 to Springville, turn right and follow the signs to the farm. We provide a saw to cut our own tree and will bale it for easy transport. Complimentary Hot Apple Cider and Hot Chocolate.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Red & Scotch Pine.
  • Shelby Ranch - Christmas wreaths, sleigh rides, winter wagon rides, Christmas event or festival, NO Christmas trees for sale, but we do offer, bonfires and smores, free hot chocolate, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, group reservations
    753 Durham Road, Scotsburn, NS B0K 1R0. Phone: 902-957-7433. Email: [email protected]. Open: Christmas at the Ranch takes place Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm starting November 28, 2020, and ending December 20, 2020. Directions: If you are coming from Halifax, take Highway 102 toward Truro/Onslow. Merge onto the Trans-Canada Highway/104 East at exit 15E. ​ Take exit 19 onto Highway 4 East. Turn left onto Highway 376 North. In Durham, turn left onto Durham Road. Click here for a map and directions. Christmas at the Ranch takes place Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm starting November 28, 2020, and ending December 20, 2020;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    (UPDATED: November 25, 2020)

Wholesale Christmas Trees

Antigonish

  • Giants Lake Balsam Fir - Wholesale Christmas trees
    13A Hillside Drive, Antigonish, NS B2G 1H5. Phone: 902-870-1144. Email: [email protected]. Open: see their website for hours. Giants Lake Balsam Fir is a family owned and operated business providing Christmas trees and balsam products for more than 30 years. Our trees are grown on sustainable, natural stand, tree lots in Northeastern Nova Scotia. Our trees are grown on and sourced from environmentally sustainable woodlots, located in Guysborough County, on the East Coast of Nova Scotia. It is our commitment to provide our customers with the freshest, high quality balsam fir.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    Wholesale varieties: Balsam Fir,
  • Elite Balsam Products Inc. - Wholesale Christmas trees
    2345 Antigonish Guysborough Rd., St. Andrews, NS B0H 1X0. Phone: 1-877-4BALSAM. Email: [email protected]. Top quality Balsam Fir products since 1988. Availability by partial or full truckloads. Minimum oders apply.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    Wholesale varieties: Balsam Fir, limited amount of Fraser Fir.