Cupola House Tree Farm
Cost: $4.25/foot for pine, $6.50/foot for fir and spruce
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-dark daily, starting Nov. 23. Open on Thanksgiving Day.
Choose and cut from among 24,000 trees, including Fraser fir, Douglas fir, balsam fir, concolor fir, blue spruce, Norway spruce, Scots pine, and white pine. Pick out a small potted tree for the table top or a burlap-wrapped evergreen to plant in your yard after Christmas. Wreaths, garland, stands and decorations available. Sip free hot spiced cider and warm your hands on a wood fire when you're done. Hay rides, saws, tree carts, twine, shaking and baling are included. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Also enjoy hiking in the adjoining Kankakee River State Park.