12 Christmas Tree Farms in the South

12 Christmas tree farms in the south

Posted by Catherine Seiberling Pond on November 25, 2019

Want an extra special tree this year? Then why not support a local Christmas tree farm?  We've made it easy with this list of 12 beloved Southern Christmas Tree Farms, by state. 

There is something magical and seasonally inspiring in visiting a Christmas tree farm. And since most southern properties typically don’t yield a picture-perfect 7-14 foot pine tree, it is especially heartwarming to know we have many Christmas tree farm options in each state. 

With a freshly cut tree you bring lovely greenery into your home and, in cutting off lower branches to place your tree in its stand, you will have trimmings to craft into wreaths or decorations. 

Some tree farms are now also offering potted live tree options—which you can plant in your yard after the holidays and even hypoallergenic trees for those sensitive to traditional pines.

[Side note: You can also recycle your tree by leaving it out in your yard in its stand for the birds to shelter in or hang suet balls, or use the boughs as protective mulch for perennials or even to start a new mulch pile.]

5 Reasons to go-real this christmas

Sure, you could buy a fake tree and just be done with it (pine needles and all). But before you go-artificial consider these facts:

  • Fake trees may contain lead and other toxic chemicals
  • Fake trees are not biodegradable and do not benefit wildlife
  • Most fake trees are made overseas
  • For every real tree that is cut, another is planted in its place
  • Going to a tree farm creates priceless family memories..which is what the holidays are all about

Ready to get yours? check out these 12 Southern Christmas Farms, by State

We have selected a Christmas tree farm for every “Southern” state from Texas to Virginia. Be sure to share with us your favorite Southern tree farm, or experience, in the comments below. 

Many of these farms also allow professional photo session appointments amidst their backdrops (call for specifics and generally ahead of tree-cutting season). Most offer hay rides out to the tree fields and many are also pet-friendly (leashed).

All will provide hand saws and wrapping, usually at no charge. Just bring your own bungee cords!

12 Christmas Tree Farms in the SouthALABAMA

Beavers Christmas Tree Farm

10093 Bradford Trafford Rd.

Trafford, AL 35172

Phone: (205) 681-4494

Website: BeaversChristmasTreeFarm.com  


Hours and Amenities: Opens for season on Saturday, November 23. After that, open Fridays-Mondays 9 a.m. until dark (closed on Thanksgiving). Hay rides (weekends only and day after Thanksgiving). 

Tree Options and Prices: Beavers is the only farm in central Alabama to offer white pine trees. Also Virginia pine, cypress, and Carolina Sapphire. Cut trees are from $42-$62 for a 6-8 foot tree. A six-foot living tree is $64. Also different sized fresh wreaths and potted trees are available. Trees can also be “snow flocked” and hung with lights for extra charge and advance notice. NOTE: Fraser Firs are not available in 2019. Cash or check ONLY.


Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

35317 Huff Road

Eustis, FL 32736

Phone: (352) 357-9863

Website: SantaChristmasTreeForest.com   


Hours and Amenities: Opens for season on Saturday, November 23 through December 22, 10-5 (closed on Thanksgiving). Hay rides and visits from Santa Claus, Santa’s Workshop, and many activities including a zip line, horse and pony rides. 

Tree Options and Prices: Sand Pine, Red Cedar and Arizona Cypress (cut northern trees also available). All cut trees, from 2 feet to 20 feet, are $45 (but handling charge if assistance needed with larger trees). Various admission prices, depending on option. NOTE: No checks.

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Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm

5880 John Burruss Road

Cumming, Georgia 30040

Phone: (770) 887-2728

Website: BottomsTreeFarm.com   


Hours and Amenities: Opens for season on Saturday, November 23 - December 21. Various hours and open on Thanksgiving. Santa visits and Christmas Barn Shop with crafts, food items and wreaths (pre-made and made-to-order while you cut your tree: from 24” to 60”) .

Tree Options and Prices: Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, Carolina Sapphire, White Pine, Deodar Cedar (all $8 a foot). Cut Fraser Fir trees available from North Carolina.


Heffelfinger Tree Farm

380 Colo Grade Road

Somerset, KY 42501

Phone: (606) 219-7989


Hours and Amenities: Opens for season on Friday, November 29 and then open Saturdays and Sundays, 10-5 through December 22. Hay rides and gift shop offers fresh hand-made greenery, wreaths, garland/roping, arrangements and locally-crafted seasonal gifts.

Tree Options and Prices: Various prices (depending on size and species) and only White Pines available to cut out of field at this time. NOTE: Pre-cut Fraser and Balsam Firs available from North Carolina.


Grant Christmas Tree Farm

716 Whitaker Road

Grant, LA 70644

Phone: (318) 634-3408

Website: GrantChristmasTreeFarm.com


Hours and Amenities: Open through Friday, December 20: Monday-Saturday, 9-5, and Sundays from 1-5. Open Thanksgiving Day from 2-5 p.m. Gift shop.

Tree Options and Prices: Offering many hypoallergenic live trees including Leyland Cypress, Ovensii, Castlewellan Gold, Naylor’s Blue, Blue Pine (only the Virginia Pine is not). Individual pricing at $10 a foot. Cut Fraser Firs and greenery from North Carolina and living potted trees available. NOTE: Only staff can cut trees for you. Checks and credit cards accepted.

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Cedar Hill Farm

008 Love Road 

Hernando, MS 38632

Phone: (662) 429-2540

Website: GoCedarHillFarm.com   


Hours and Amenities: Opens for season November, 25-December 22. Open Monday-Saturday 9-5 p.m. and Sundays 11-5 (closed on Thanksgiving). Hay rides to tree fields (free). Breakfast with Santa (with reservations). Other attractions, and Santa visits, available on weekends and November 29.

Tree Options and Prices: Leyland and Murray Cypress, Blue Ice. Trees are $9-10 a foot. Pre-cut Fraser Firs (varied pricing). Tag your tree and staff will cut, wrap and load into your vehicle. NOTE: Credit/debit card ONLY.


Tom Sawyer Tree Farm & Elf Village

240 Chimney Pond Road

Glenville, NC 28736

Phone: (828) 743-5456 

Website: TomSawyerChristmasTreeFarm.com   


This tree farm is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina where many cut Christmas trees sold throughout the country are grown. And who doesn’t love elves? 

Hours and Amenities: Opens for season on Friday, November 29. Mon-Sat, 9-5:30 & Sunday, 1-5:30. Gift shop, Elf Village ($15 per child—adults free; weekends only), carriage rides ($5 per person; weather-permitting), weekend visits from Santa. 

Tree Options and Prices: Fraser Firs range in size from 3’ to 15’ and are priced from $49 to $495  (Choose and cut, or they can.) Also different sized fresh wreaths are available.

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Penland Tree Farm

6457 Campbell Road

York, SC 29745

Phone: (803) 366-7605

Website: PenlandTreeFarm.com   


Hours and Amenities: Opens for season on Saturday, November 23. Open Fridays-Mondays 9 a.m. until dark (closed on Thanksgiving). Hay rides.

Tree Options and Prices: Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Green Giant Arborvitae, Blue Ice, Deodar Cedar. No price information available. 


Country Cove Christmas Tree Farm

1189 Cut Off Road

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone: (615) 848-8564

Website: CountryCoveTrees.com   


Hours and Amenities: Opens for season on Saturday, November 23 at 11-5, and then Thurs-Sunday through December 22 (variable hours: closed Thanksgiving). Christmas Shop, Wreath Shop, hay rides, fire pit, hot cocoa and cider, donut truck. 

Tree Options and Prices: White Pine and other offerings (varied availability and pricing) and pre-cut Fraser Firs. Cut trees are from $48-$94 for a 6-10 foot tree. Wreaths, swags and garlands.

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Old Time Christmas Tree Farm

7632 Spring Cypress Road

Spring, TX 77379

Phone: (281) 370-9141

Website: OldTimeChristmasTree.com   


Hours and Amenities: Opens for season on Saturday, November 23-24, 9-5pm. Then open November 29-December 15, 9-5:30pm (closed on Thanksgiving). Hay rides (weekends only and day after Thanksgiving). train rides, slide and bounce house, Santa visits (weekends only).

Tree Options and Prices: Pine, Cypress and pre-cut Fraser Firs. Wreaths and garlands. NOTE: No checks.


Middleburg Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas Tree Lane

Round Hill, VA 20141

Phone: (540) 554-8625

Website: MiddleburgXmasTrees.com   


Hours and Amenities: Because of limited trees this year, the farm will only be open Friday, November 29-Sunday, December 1 from 9-5pm (closed on Thanksgiving). 

Tree Options and Prices: Norway and Colorado Spruces, Douglas and Concolor Firs. Cut trees are from $95 for up to six feet, each additional foot is $10. Free boughs and greenery. NOTE: Some reduced availability in 2019 due to climate and disease. Cash or checks ONLY.

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French Creek Christmas Trees

943 Beechtown Road

French Creek, WV 26218

Phone: (304) 924-5584

Website: WVChristmasTrees.com   


Hours and Amenities: Opens for season on Friday, November 29 and then Thursday-Sunday, 10-5 (closed on Thanksgiving). Santa and Wuzzy the Elf: December 14, 1-4.

Tree Options and Prices: White Pine & Norway Spruce are $30 up to, and including, 8 feet ($5 a foot over that). Canaan Fir are $40 (none over 8 feet). 

For More Information: Southern Christmas Tree Association 

Happy tree hunting!

Catherine Seiberling Pond

Catherine Seiberling Pond writes about home, place, and rural life from her Kentucky ridge farm where her family moved from New England in 2008. She is also marketing coordinator (remote and on site) for the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, Nebraska and says the combination of vocations and locales is the best of all rural worlds. Find more at CatherinePond.com.

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