6 Christmas Tree Farms Near Chicago

Make some fun holiday memories by cutting down your own Christmas tree.

Skip the local tree lots and get a fresh, sappy one with that one-of-a-kind pine smell direct from the ground.

Illinois has a number of Christmas tree farms where you can cut down your own tree, and enjoy some fresh air and hot chocolate while making family memories. All these Christmas tree farms open the day after Thanksgiving, too!

NOTE: Please check website or call ahead for hours and tree availability before heading out.

Oney’s Tree Farm

Nov. 26-Dec. 5, 2021

Oney’s Tree Farm is one of the oldest and largest tree farms in Northern Illinois, offering eight different Christmas tree varieties on its 60 acres. Pony rides, horse-drawn rides and visits with Mrs. Claus will not be available again in 2021.

Ben’s Tree Farm

Nov. 26-Dec. 5, 2021

All you need is sturdy boots or shoes and you’ll be ready to head to Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm in Harvard. This 55-acre farm in McHenry County uses organic farming practices, so trees are pesticide-free and hand-trimmed. You can also enjoy horse-drawn and tractor-drawn wagon rides, and Santa.

Richardson Christmas Tree Farm

Nov. 26-Dec. 5, 2021

Weekends bring wagon rides to and from the fields, and they’ll even haul your tree for you. Donuts are popular among all ages. Dogs on leashes as welcome provided they “play well with others.” Inside the barn, enjoy treats like donuts and hot chocolate, and a gift shop.

Pine-Apple Farm

Nov. 26-Dec. 19, 2021

Once you’ve found the perfect tree, they’ll even help you tie the tree to your car. Don’t hesitate to ask for tips on how to keep your trees fresh for the holidays.

Camelot Christmas Tree Farm

Opens Nov. 26, 2021

This family-run business is not commercial. That’s by design, and makes it easy to focus on finding the ideal tree and to understand why families have been coming for generations. There are eight varieties of trees to choose from.

Tammen Treeberry Farm

Opens Nov. 26, 2021

Address: 37131 Essex Road, Wilmington

With 160 acres of Douglas, Canaan and Fraser firs, odds are good that you’ll find the ideal tree for your family. Scotch pine and White pine up to 15 feet tall are also available. There’s even a wooded picnic area if you’re looking to really maximize your time outdoors.

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