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The 13 Best Christmas Tree Farms in North Carolina

Hot chocolate, holiday treats, wagon rides and Santa sightings make lasting childhood memories at Carolina tree farms. Best of all, you can bring home your Christmas tree as souvenir!

Selecting a Christmas tree is a memorable tradition for many families and children. Examining every bough for perfection in the crisp winter air while sipping a cup of hot chocolate is an experience every child should have.

Your family adventure is made even easier, as some of the best Christmas tree farms in North Carolina go the extra mile. You’ll find winter hayrides, carriage rides, train rides, even professional photographers ready to capture a photo of your family with Santa.

Christmas Tree Farms in the North Carolina Mountains

The ever-popular evergreen — the Fraser Fir — is native to the North Carolina mountains. That’s why some of the best Christmas tree farms in NC are in the scenic frost-capped hills of Western NC.

Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village

Lake Glenville, NC

Can you imagine anything more magical for your young children than taking home a Christmas tree from a real elf village?

Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm offers exactly that. Hills, ponds and Fraser Firs stretch across this 80-acre farm speckled with elf-sized cabins.

On weekends in November and December, your family will enjoy horse and carriage rides and a visit with the big man in red himself: Santa Claus!

Features:

  • Choose ‘n Cut Christmas trees
  • Choose and they cut
  • Elf Village
  • Santa Claus
  • Horse and carriage rides
  • Scenic views
  • Gift shop
  • Dogs OK on leash

Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

Waynesville, NC

The Boyd Mountain Farm has been in the Boyd family for over 100 years. That means they’ve got quality down to a science. If you’re looking for the most picturesque Christmas tree for this year’s cards, you’ll find it here.

Make a weekend out of it by staying at one of Boyd Mountain’s seven hand-hewn log cabins. With 150 acres of mountain trails and Christmas trees, you’ll make your children’s holiday season memorable.

Features:

  • Choose and cut Christmas trees
  • Choose and they cut and tie to your vehicle
  • Santa Claus on weekends in November
  • Vacation rental cabins
  • Wreaths
  • Free refreshments at the hospitality tent

Frosty Mountain Christmas Trees

Marshall, NC

The aptly named Frosty Mountain Christmas Tree Farm is located at over 3,000 feet above sea level, making it the perfect winter tree farm.

This is a working farm – not a retail lot or garden. In other words, wear your hiking boots and expect to climb the rolling foothills of the neighboring mountains. There is no paved road for vehicles, but the farm bustles as it doubles as a wholesale Christmas tree vendor.

This farm is perfect for families who appreciate the challenge of an old school Choose-and-Cut. Frosty Mountain staff is also available to trim and cut your family’s tree of choice.

Features:

  • Choose and cut Christmas trees
  • Choose and they cut
  • Scenic views

Christmas Tree Farms in the Piedmont

Situated between the massive tree farms of the mountains and the cedar and cypress farms of the coast, families in the piedmont have their pick of the litter without having to travel very far.

Boy selecting holiday sweets at a Christmas Tree Farm
Kids love to sample the seasonal treats at nearby Christmas Tree Farms. With a little coaching, you might even get them to try something new!

Raleigh City Farms

Raleigh, NC

You don’t have to leave the city to get a fresh and fragrant Christmas tree. Instead, visit this urban farm and support your local nonprofit.

Christmas trees are available here until they’re sold out, so don’t wait until the last minute!

Raleigh City Farms also offers plenty of fun activities to help your family eat healthier while learning where your food comes from. Check out their Events Calendar as Christmas approaches for plenty of family friendly fun.

Features:

  • Precut Christmas trees
  • Local events and activities

Dean’s Farm Market

Wilson, NC

Self-acclaimed as “some of the best Agritourism NC has to offer,” Dean’s Farm Market is much more than a store to buy a Christmas tree. It’s a family farm with activities for all ages, summer camps, fresh produce and a farm-to-table kitchen.

As the hayrides die down and the holidays gear up, you’ll find that Dean’s is chock full of Christmas spirit. Keep an eye on their Events Calendar for kids’ activities and wreath making classes.

Features:

  • Precut Christmas trees
  • Wreath making classes
  • Host a party at this venue
  • More events to be announced

Cranberry Tree Farm

Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary, NC

No matter where you are in the Triangle, Cranberry Tree Farm is nearby. Currently open in Raleigh and Cary, Chapel Hill residents can expect their location to open in late November – just in time for Christmas tree picking.

If you’re looking for something different than a Fraser Fir this year, Cranberry Tree Farm also grows Concolor fir, White pine and Blue spruce Christmas trees in sizes ranging from 2 to 14 feet.

All trees are grown on their farm in North Carolina and delivered fresh to their conveniently located lots.

Features:

  • Precut Christmas trees
  • Handmade wreaths and garlands
  • Delivery and home set-up available

Noble’s Christmas Tree Farm

Kinston, NC

For those of you looking to get down to business, Noble’s Christmas Tree Farm has some of the best choose and cut Christmas trees in this part of the state.

Open at the end of November, trees run out quickly at Noble’s. Fill your holiday with the refreshing and nostalgic scent of White Pine, Blue Cedar or Leyland Cypress Christmas trees and wreaths.

Features:

  • Choose and cut Christmas trees
  • Made-to-order wreaths and garland

Helms Christmas Tree Farm

Vale, NC (Charlotte area)

Eminently popular, Helms is a Charlotte area Christmas tree farm. Charlotte-area families add this to their Christmas adventure list because the farm always features entertaining kid’s activities, like train rides, wagon rides and Santa visits! Cut your own tree, buy from the lot, or have the staff dig up a tree — ball & bag — for planting at home. Although its elevation is too low to grow the Frasier Fir, Helms stocks fresh cut Frasier Firs from nearby farms.

Features:

  • Multiple varieties of trees
  • Cut your own
  • Ball & bag (a live tree for replanting)
  • Train rides
  • Wagon rides
  • Santa visits

Best Christmas Tree Farms in Coastal North Carolina

Fraser Firs don’t grow on the coast, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a live Christmas tree to fill your beach house with a fresh pine scent. Here are the best Christmas tree retailers on the coast of NC.

Girl shopping for a Christmas tree ornament
Give the kids the special task of finding an ornament to help them remember this family adventure for years to come. Many Christmas tree farms have markets where you can shop for locally-made crafts, tree trimmings and ornaments.

Barr Evergreens Christmas Tree Lot

Wilmington, NC

Barr Evergreens grows all their gorgeous Fraser Firs on the Barr Family Farm in the mountains of North Carolina. Every year, they cut and transport the finest Christmas trees to retailers all over North Carolina, including Wilmington where tree growing isn’t easy.

Find the perfect precut tree at the Barr Christmas Tree Lot located on the corner of Shipyard and Independence Blvd. The lot is small, making it easy to navigate. Just be sure you get there before they sell out!

Features:

  • Precut Christmas trees
  • Wreaths and garland

Booth’s Christmas Tree Farms

Conway, SC

While it’s not technically in North Carolina, Booth’s grows beautiful Christmas trees on their family-owned and operated 50-acre farm just south of the border. Though they don’t grow in South Carolina, Fraser Firs are brought to Booth’s from North Carolina farms in the mountains.

Expect exceptional beauty at Booth’s. With a professional photographer on site during these dates and hayrides starting on Thanksgiving Day, there are plenty of memory-making opportunities here.

Features:

  • Choose and cut Christmas trees
  • Precut Christmas trees
  • Scheduled deliveries and home set-up for an additional fee
  • Winter hayrides on the weekends
  • Professional photographer on certain dates (check website above for updates)

Humphrey Farm

Hubert, NC

If you live near Hubert, you likely already know about Humphrey Farm. This family farm started as an agricultural and sod farm, but it’s become quite the play place for local families.

Bring your kids to Humphrey Farm for the activities and leave with a precut Christmas tree. Check out all of Humphrey Farm’s year-round events.

Features:

  • Precut Christmas trees
  • Events and activities every weekend
  • Delicious North Carolina farm foods (with an online shop!)

Justice Farms

Jacksonville, NC

A 10-acre family farm, Justice Farms offers choose and cut red cedar, leyland cedars and white pines.

If you must have a classic Fraser Fir, you can grab a pre-cut North Carolina grown tree at Justice, too. Visit Santa’s shop for all your live decorating needs.

Features:

  • Choose and cut Christmas trees
  • Precut Christmas trees
  • Live wreaths and garlands

What is your favorite NC Christmas tree farm?

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