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Tips:

  • If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website or Facebook page. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO - many farms have closed in the past year, and of course, we won't know until the season starts and we find they aren't open! 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!
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Updates for June 2024

June 2024:

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

When should you take the Christmas tree, lights and decorations down? See this page for traditions and standards

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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Kendall County

  • Russ and Dee's Newark Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, snacks and refreshment stand
    13676 Townhouse Road, Newark, IL 60541. Phone: 815-310-0555. Open: 7 days a week 9 am to 4:30 pm; Open Thanksgiving to Christmas. Directions: Newark is 30 miles straight west of Joliet Il on Route 71. We are 1.5 mile south of Newark on Townhouse Road Call for directions. And for a map to our farm, click here. Weekends Trees can be cut for you, weekdays customer cuts. Payment: Cash, Check. Formerly called "Russ and Dee's Christmas Tree Farm".
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Austrian Fir, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.

Will County

  • Anderson Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, Christmas decorations, trees baled, saws provided, Shaking, baling, hayrides, popcorn and hot chocolate are free.
    508 W. Route 126, Plainfield, IL 60544. Phone: 815-436-2140. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9 am to 4:30 pm to December 24. Year Round Country Fun at Anderson Tree Farm; Anderson Tree Farm is a working farm which provides all types of trees, full landscaping services, vegetable & produce and wants you to enjoy the widest variety of farm animals you can see & enjoy up close, this side of the Zoo! 2018 prices for Trees for cutting are $9/foot (all include shaking and baling). Handmade wreaths and roping. Full Landscape Services- Trees, Mulch, Brick Pavers - Delivery, Installation & Maintenance Services. Spring vegetable flats and Summer produce sales - fresh eggs year round! Party Room Rental for any occasion - Banquet Facilities (BYO or your caterer) - Indoor Fire Pit! Christmas season trees - you cut or just pick up - many varieties and sizes!
    Fall hayrides for groups of any kind. Breakfast served from 8-11 am weekends. Payment: Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Douglas fir, Colorado spruce, White pine, Balsam fir, Norway spruce
    PreCut varieties: Fraser fir from North Carolina are (Prices may have changed!) $65 to $100 (2018 price)
  • Bengtson's Christmas Tree Farm - 2022 permanently closed
    Wilmington Road, Peotone, IL 60498. Open: UPDATE: November 04, 2022: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed  Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Gorman Tree Farm - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided,
    6607 West Bruns Road, Monee, IL 60449. Phone: (708) 534-2375. Email: [email protected]. Open: from the Day AFTER Thanksgiving 9 am to 7 pm Daily while supply last. Directions: 5 Directions from I-57: Exit 335 Manhattan-Monee Road Go 1/4 mile west. Turn left on Ridgeland Avenue Go 1 mile South. Turn right on Bruns Road Go 1/4 mile West. Farm is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, ApplePay. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    (ADDED: November 08, 2022)
  • Green Garden Christmas Tree FarmGreen Garden Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Free Christmas tree seedling with every purchase. Wreaths. Free disposable tree bag. Free coloring books. Free shaking and baling.
    11615 Pauling Road, Manhattan, IL 60442. Phone: 815 735-2372. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2020: Closed until further notice to allow our trees to grow; Our trees need a few years to grow and due to popular demand we are growing more for future seasons. Please check back next season to see if we are open - starting the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm until a week before Christmas.. Directions: Take Route 45 South of Frankfort 9 miles. Turn West at Pauling Road (271st Street) 1/2 mile.. Explore our farm and bring home your very own Fresh Cut Christmas Tree. Weekend Hayrides to the tree fields. Warming House. Free Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Juice and Cookies. FREE COLORING BOOKS FOR THE KIDS!. FREE Christmas Tree Seedling, Tree Shaking, and Wrapping with the purchase of every tree!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: White, Austrian & Scotch Pine.
  • McCarthy Farmstands - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, porta-potties
    9700 W 167th Street, Orland Park, IL 60467. Phone: 708-349-2158. Alternate Phone: 630-306-5337. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page . NOTE: for years, their website says "coming", so you might just go to their Facebook page instead. Maybe next year they'll get their website updated!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, White Spruce, and other varieties (call!).
    (ADDED: April 15, 2016)
  • O'Quinn Christmas Tree Farm - UPDATE October 23, 2007:
    a visitor reports: "O'Quinn's farm in Braidwood is no longer in business. I believe the owner sold the farm and moved to Florida after her husband died. There are now houses on part of her old property"
  • Settler's Pond Christmas Trees - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, trees tied, winter train rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1301 E. Offner Road, Beecher, IL 60401. Phone: 708-663-8103. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from 11 am to 7 pm; opens The day after Thanksgiving 11 am to 7 pm; 7 days a week until Christmas eve. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 80 to 394 south. t the intersection 394, Route 1 and Goodenow/Pauline road turn east onto Goodenow/Pauline road. take that until it ends on a T Stoney Island, Turn south onto Stoney Island and take to next stop sign that is Offner Road Turn West take to Top of the hill south side of Street. Tractors Lineing the Driveway, we'll be watching for ya. Click here for a map and directions. Updates: Click here for updates. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Shop for your Christmas Trees indoors. Ride the Choo Choo, Drink free Hot Cocoa. Visits from Santa and "The Grinch" every weekend for pictures with your children or pets. Hand made Wreaths and boughs. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.
  • iegel's Cottonwood Farm Fresh Cut Christmas TreesSiegel's Cottonwood Farm - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    1741 S. Weber Rd, Lockport, IL 60441. Phone: 815-741-2693. Fax: 815-729-2693. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Less than an hour anywhere in Chicagoland. Free parking. Located 5 miles south of I-55 on Weber Road (Exit 263) in Crest Hill. Located 5 miles north of Route 80 on Larkin Avenue, Exit 130, go 5 miles north. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Largest selection of pesticide free herb and vegetable plants in Will County.Our Fresh Cut Frasier Fir and White Pine Trees are hand selected from thousands and are priced individually based on size and quality. Discounts: Bring in a Toy/s for a child in need and receive $5 off your Christmas Tree purchase. Included with your Tree Purchase: Shaking to remove loose needles, Baled for ease of handling, Assistance in securing your vehicle, Leave your tree with our 'elves' while you check out our Pie and Fudge Shoppe and perhaps do a bit of holiday shopping.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir, White Pine.
  • Tammen Treeberry FarmTammen Treeberry Farm - U-Choose & Cut your own Christmas trees, Some already cut trees on lot. Stands for sale. Baling and tree shaker available
    37131 Essex Road, Wilmington, IL 60481. Phone: 815-458-6264 or 800-892-5989. Email: [email protected]. Open:from the day after Thanksgiving until sold out, 8 am to 4:30 pm daily. You may choose and cut your own Christmas tree beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25. Starting then, we will be open daily from 8 AM till 4:30 PM. The 2018 price is (Prices may have changed!) $55 for any tree that you choose and cut yourself. We also have shaking and baling available for $7 per tree. These prices include sales tax. You may choose and cut your own Christmas tree beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Tammen Treeberry Farm is one of the largest choose and cut Christmas tree farms in Illinois. We grow about 160 acres of Christmas trees. The largest share of the trees that we have growing here are Douglas Fir, Canaan fir, and Fraser fir. We have Scotch pine and white pine up to 15 feet or so in height. We have Douglas Fir up to 10 feet or so in height. The tallest Fraser fir are around 9 feet tall. We have Canaan fir up to about 8 feet. The demand for firs has increased in recent years. We have fewer of them that are large.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: White & Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.

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