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July 2024:

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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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Alexander County

Bond County

  • Daniken Tree Farm - 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, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides, winter train rides, Christmas event or festival, bonfires, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    781 Illinois Route 140, Pocahontas, IL 62275. Phone: 618-664-4067. Alternate Phone: 618-410-9701. Email: [email protected]. Open: 9 am to 7 pm every day, 7 days a week starting the Saturday before Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve; Closed Thanksgiving Day; Santa Claus Stops At Daniken Tree Farm 10 am to 4 pm on the first 3 weekends after Thanksgiving. Directions: 5 miles west of Greenville, IL on Illinois Route 140. From Interstate 70 take exit 36. Go north from the exit ramp on Pokey Road for 4 miles until the first stop sign. Turn right onto Illinois Route 140 for 3.5 miles. Farm is on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer the biggest selection of choose and cut, pre cut, and B&B live Christmas Trees in a 100 mile radius. More than 6,000 mature market size trees to choose from grown on our scenic 60 acre farm and imported from Michigan, North Carolina, and the Pacific Northwest. We display hundreds of decorated wreaths and greens plus thousands of ornaments and decorations in our gift shop. We are a trailer drop location with Trees For Troops and ship 300 donated trees a year to military families across the country.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Eastern Red Cedar, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Eastern Red Cedar, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, White Pine, White Spruce.
    (UPDATED: February 22, 2019, JBS)
  • Randy's Country Barn - Choose and cut Christmas trees, wreaths, roping, swags, centerpieces, grave blankets and saddles, heated gift shop, drilling, baling and offer free local delivery.
    Phone: (618) 664-0274. 1340 E. Lake Drive, Greenville, IL 62246. Email: [email protected]. Open: from the Friday after Thanksgiving until December 23, daily, from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Take Hwy. 140 to Woburn Road. Follow Woburn Road to 1340 E. Lake Drive, Greenville, IL. Our farm offers a friendly family atmosphere in a country store setting. We offer trees from 4 ft. to 12 ft., wreaths, roping, swags, centerpieces, grave blankets and saddles. We have a heated gift shop with candles, tree stands, ornaments, lights and misc. gift items. We drill all trees and bale them upon request. Your trees are always delivered safely to your vehicle by our staff. We take pride in our customer service. Payment: cash & credit
    cards.. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir and Scotch Pine
    (UPDATED: December 1, 2013, by a visitor

Clay County

Clinton County

  • Santel Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths, trees tied, tree shaking provided,
    515135 Fall Road, Damiansville, IL 62215. Phone: 618-315-1534. Open: Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm; Tagging of trees is allowed. Directions: Interstate 64 to Exit #34, go south 1.25 miles to Fall Road. Turn right onto Fall Road, go 1/4 mile to the first drive on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    YoYou Choose and We cut varieties: Canaan Fir, Scotch Pine.

Crawford County

Cumberland County

Edwards County

Effingham County

  • Our Humbled Homestead Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
    3720 n 200th Street, Mason, IL. Phone: (618) 553-4769. Open: Black Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, then Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm; Or by Appointment until we are Sold Out..
    We are a family owned Christmas Tree farm located a few miles south of Altamont, IL. They have animals to see: a mini pony, a fainting goat, miniature sheep, bunnies, dogs, a cat, chickens and ducks.
    (ADDED: November 26, 2021, JBS)

Fayette County

Franklin County

Gallatin County

Hamilton County

Hardin County

  • Shawnee National Forest Christmas Tree Permit - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    50 Hwy 145 South, Harrisburg, IL 62946. Phone: (618) 253-7114. This $5 permit allows you to cut a Christmas Tree within designated areas of the Shawnee National Forest! Permits can be purchased starting mid-November at any of the Forest offices. One permit per household; one tree per permit. Permits must be obtained in person. Bring photo ID and license plate number of the vehicle that will be used to haul the tree.
    Where to Cut Your Tree
    Do not cut trees on private land. Permit holder is responsible for ensuring they are cutting the tree on U.S. Forest Service - Shawnee National Forest land and within an appropriate area. WithinShawnee National Forest Christmas Tree Permit - the Shawnee National Forest, do not cut trees in Wilderness areas, Natural Areas, or experimental forests. Do not cut within active timber sales or areas that have been planted with new trees. Do not cut trees in developed recreation areas (e.g., campgrounds, picnic areas, interpretive areas, observation sites, or trailheads) or within a 150 yard buffer surrounding the recreation site. This limitation also applies to National Register Sites (Saline Springs and Millstone Bluff) and along the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Do not cut trees within 150 feet of water bodies or in any area of the Forest closed under a Forest Order.
    Christmas trees may be cut along roads and trails, other than those locations restricted above. Consider safety, and remove all debris from the road or trail. Shawnee National Forest motor vehicle restrictions must be followed when removing and hauling the Christmas tree.
    Selecting Your Tree: Each forest has limitations on the size of the tree you can cut and the species of trees that are permitted. See below to help you measure and choose a tree that meets your permit's guidelines. On the Shawnee NF:
    Only Eastern red cedar trees may be cut under this permit.
    No tree taller than 15 feet may be cut.
    Stump diameter: 6 inches maximum.
    Take the whole tree. Do not just remove the top of the tree; cut down the entire tree.
    The stump should be cut no more than 6" above the ground.

Hancock County

Henderson County

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jefferson County

  • None found in this county

Johnson County

  • Allen Farm Christmas trees and gift shop - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, free hot chocolate, gift shop, porta-potties
    2695 Allen Road, Buncombe, IL 62912. Phone: 618-658-5678. Alternate Phone: 618-521-9806. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm, starting day after Thanksgiving until December 21. Directions: From I-57 Exit 36 East to Lick Creek Road to Elvira road, west to Allen Road, South to Allen Farm. Or Route 37 to Buncombe, Il Turn Right on Lick Creek Road the first left on Allen Road until the Farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Austrian Pine, Black Hills Spruce, Scotch Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.

Lawrence County

Madison County

  • Mills Apple Farm - Christmas trees, country store & bakery; wreaths, ribbons, roping, greens, decorations and grave blankets; wagon rides.
    11477 Pocahontas Road, Marine, IL 62061. Phone: 618-887-4732. Email: [email protected]. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving, 9 am to 5 pm (Closed Monday) until December 24. Market has peaches, apples. Directions: 25 miles Northeast of St. Louis, MO on Pocahontas Road between Marine and Grantfork, IL. Directions to the Farm . ,Mills Apple Farm is open seasonally from mid-July to December of each year. Mills Apple Farm Facebook page. Mills Apple Farm specializes in peaches and apples, but you will also find: 14 varieties of Peaches, 15 varieties of Apples, Apple Cider, Pumpkins, Fresh Pies and Cookies - baked from scratch, We also offer:, Educational Apple Tours, Educational Pumpkin Tours, Hayrides and Bonfires, Special Event Hosting at our covered pavilion, Wedding ceremonies in The Meadow. Also see these pages: Events
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch pine; Balsam fir.
    . (UPDATED: April 26, 2021, JBS)
  • Route 66 ChristmasTree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas decorations, tree shaking provided, free hot chocolate,
    5914 State Route 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Phone: 618-910-0506. Alternate Phone: 618-977-4869. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; and there's nothing current about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me. .
  • Sugarloaf Landscape Nursery & Tree Farm - Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths,
    3840 Wanda Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Phone: 618-692-0113. Fax: 618-692-0116. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 4:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday by appointment only; Winter schedule weather dependent; Best to call before you come. Directions: From highway 270 take highway 255 North. Exit on New Poag Road (exit #3). Go East about 1/8th mile. Turn Right onto Wanda Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern White Pine, Leyland Cypress, Norway Spruce, White Pine.

Marion County

  • Johnson's Reindeer Forest - - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
    6175 Kell Road, Kell, IL 62889. Phone: 618-978-0117. Email: [email protected]. Open: Be sure to call before you go; I haven't had an update from this farm for years; 8 am to 5 pm.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Scotch Pine, White Pine
  • Shenandoah Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings, winter train rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    4010 Hicks Road, Alma, IL 62807. Phone: 618-432-7127. Email: Click here for our contact form. Directions: RT. 37 NORTH Salem Illinois Court House to Martin Road follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. Open: 9 am til 4:30 pm on November 25, then Weekends Only until December 24th. Payment: Cash, Check. Take a ride on the Shenandoah Choo Choo Express to the tree patch with purchase of a tree. Visit our Warming Barn to enjoy free hot chocolate and coffee as you browse our Christmas Craft Items, fresh wreaths and greens.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: White Pine.

Massac County

Monroe County

  • Greattings Horse Farm - sleigh rides (weather conditions permitting!) (No trees for sale)
    Your location, Waterloo, IL. Phone: 618-458-9986. Open: Be sure to call before you go; I haven't had an update from this farm for years;. They can bring pony rides or a whole portable petting zoo to your home for a birthday party or other gathering. They also take appointments for a sleigh ride or hay ride as the weather permits. Call for reservations and more information.

Perry County

Pope County

Pulaski County

Richland County

Randolph County

Saline County

St. Clair County

  • Eckert's Country Store and Farms - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220. Phone: (618) 233-0513. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: See our website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. See our website for current crop information. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Starting as a simple roadside stand in 1910, the sixth and seventh generations of the Eckert family now operates three retail, entertainment and farming establishments in southern Illinois. Eckert's Belleville location is open year round and is home to the Country Store, Restaurant, Garden Center, Custard Shop and Pick-Your-Own farm. Visit our website to learn more about our wide array of products, ripening dates, activities and so much more. Santa Claus is hosting a breakfast at Eckert's, and you and your family are invited to our wonderful Breakfast with Santa event. Around here, Santa is the ultimate VIP and not just because he wears that snazzy red suit. We enjoy his upbeat attitude and cheerful disposition, and we welcome you to come and see him for yourself, creating cherished memories as you enjoy our delicious breakfast menu favorites. Be sure to stop by to catch Santa before he leaves for his busy North Pole workshop. Reservations are highly recommended. You can make your reservation for Breakfast with Santa or even Dinnertime with Santa online!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
  • Eckert's Millstadt Fun Farm - Precut trees and holiday decorations also available. Shake & bale included.
    2719 Eckert Orchard Road, Millstadt, IL 62260. Phone: 618-476-3260. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily starting Friday after Thanksgiving from noon - 5 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm on weekends. Directions: Take Cahokia/Rte 157 east off of I-255. Drive east on Rte. 157 to Hwy. 163 Junction. Turn right on to Hwy. 163 and go south to "Eckert's Fun Farm" sign at Forest Hill School Road. Turn right and follow road around to orchard.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Cut-your-own Scotch Pine, White Pine and Douglas Fir.

Union County

Wabash County

Washington County

  • Alfeldt's Christmas Trees - Choose and cut Christmas trees, saws furnished; evergreen boughs; free tree bag or Norway spruce seedling; White pine balled & burlapped; gift shop, wreaths, roping and grave blankets and pillows.
    509 N. Cherry Street, Oakdale, IL 62268. Phone: 800-369-0797. Email: [email protected]. Open: the Friday after Thanksgiving to December 20 from 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week. Directions: located 50 miles southeast of St. Louis, follow signs 1 mile west of Oakdale. Features: Free shaking, netting, Santa on weekends 12 pm-3PM. Free tree removal bag or Spruce seedling with purchase of tree. Other Christmas related items to purchase: wreaths,garland(roping),crosses,hearts,door swags, sill sitters, loose greens, living centerpieces, grave blankets, grave pillows & grave saddles.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch pine, Austrian pine, White pine; Norway,and Colorado spruce; Canaan fir.

Wayne County

  • Elm River Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, wreaths; grave blankets & greens.
    R. R. 2, Box 128B, Cisne, IL 62823. Phone: (618) 854-4224. Alternate phone: 618-854-2442. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Farm located 6 miles East of Cisne on Mt. Erie Road, 4 miles West of Mt. Erie at intersection of Road 1800 N and 2100 East. Open: November 29 - December 22 from 8 am until dark, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: White & Scotch pine; Fraser fir; Colorado Blue & Norway spruce.

White County

  • Phillipstown Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, heated shop with hot chocolate and crafts. Food stand on weekends.
    1771 Co. Road 1980 E, Phillipstown, IL. Phone: 618-966-3641. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 3 miles East of Crossville, IL., Rte 14 or 3 miles West of New Harmony, IN. Open: November 20 to December 20 from 8 am to 5 pm daily..
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch pine, Douglas, Canaan and Concolor fir.

Williamson County

  • Wiswells Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, wreaths; grave blankets; roping; green; gift items; flocked trees; decorations
    Christmas Tree Road, Herrin, IL 62933. Phone: 618-983-5114. Directions: Between Herin & Johnson City on Herrin Street Blacktop. Open: Day after Thanksgiving until the Sunday before Christmas from 12 pm to 5 pm Monday to Friday and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    UU-Choose & Cut your own: Scotch & White pine.

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