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Best Christmas Tree Farms Near Chicago

If you are celebrating Christmas in Chicago this year and googled “Christmas tree farm near me” you are in the right place. There are many Christmas tree farms in the Chicago area to cut your own Christmas tree.  You can also visit a Christmas tree farm to purchase a pre-cut tree.

Christmas Tree Farms in the Chicago Area

photo of Christmas trees from one of the Christmas tree farms near Chicago

Even though the weather is getting colder, there are still plenty of fun to be had outdoors this November and December including ice skating, looking at holiday light displays, and visiting a Christmas tree farm to choose and cut your own Christmas tree (or enjoy the ambiance and buy a fresh pre-cut tree if you prefer). Most Christmas farms open the Friday after Thanksgiving but a few are already open.

Below is a list of all the Christmas tree farms in and near Chicago (listed in order of distance from downtown Chicago). I have included all the information you need to plan your visit, including addresses, dates and times, prices and more. Note: Make sure to check the farm’s website for any updates.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms Near Chicago

These farms allow visitors to choose and cut their own Christmas tree (or get a fresh pre-cut tree if you prefer).

Abbey Farms

At Abbey Farms you can cut your own tree or purchase a pre-cut tree. Free timed reservations are required to buy a tree this year. See website to make reservations, facebook page or call 630-966-7775 for more information.

Address: 2855 Hart Road, Aurora, IL 60502 (about 39 miles of downtown Chicago)

Dates: November 20 -December 23, 2021. 

Hours: 7 days a week 10am-7pm (last entry at 6pm)

Prices: Premium Michigan Fir Precuts are priced at $12 – $18 per foot (depending on size), plus tax.
U-Cut Christmas Trees Pricing & Tree Types (including complimentary tree shaking and tie down assistance): $62.50 for Scotch Pine, White Pine, Austrian (all untagged Christmas trees) and $76 for Premium U-Cut tree: Spruce Firs  (All field trees tagged white trees). They have saws for a fully refundable $10 cash deposit.

Anderson Tree Farm

Anderson Tree Farm is a working farm where you can buy a fresh pre-cut tree or cut your own tree. Shake & wrap are provided along with free hot chocolate & popcorn.  See their website, facebook page or call 815-436-2140 for more information.

Address: 508 W. Route 126, Plainfield, IL 60544 (about 41 miles southwest of downtown Chicago)

When: Open November 20, 2021 at 9:00 am

Pine-Apple Farm

Pine-Apple Farm offers cut your own pines firs and spruces trees. They can help load and tie your tree onto your vehicle and will have baling cord available if you prefer to tie it yourself.

They also sell fresh, pre-cut fraser firs cut but just before Thanksgiving. They are kept sitting in buckets of water and should hold their needles throughout the holiday season.

Visit their website or call (847) 639-3248 for more information.

Address: 309 Three Oaks Rd., Cary, IL 60013 (45 miles northwest from downtown Chicago)

Dates: November 26 – December 19, 2021 (open only on weekends and Friday after Thanksgiving)

Hours: 9am until 4pm on weekends only

Prices: Cut Your Own Tree: Pines: $70, Firs and Spruces: $90. Fresh, Pre-Cut Fraser Firs 7′ thru 12′ are individually priced by height. Prices includes tax, shaking and baling. Cash and checks preferred but credit card are accepted for a small processing fee.

Bengtson Christmas Tree Farm

Bengtson Christmas Tree Farm is a family owned and operated tree farm with a large selection and 8 varieties of trees to choose from. They sell U-cut trees of 4′ and 10′ for you to choose from. They offer use of a saw (with refundable deposit) as well as twine for securing your tree to your car and tree retrieval service for free. Hot chocolate, mini apple cider donuts and tree Stands are available for optional purchase.

Visit their website, facebook page or call (877) 640-2911 for more information.

Address: 10919 W. Wilmington Rd., Peotone, IL 60468 (47 miles south of downtown Chicago)

Dates: Opens Friday, November 26, 2021

Prices: Trees will all be one price. Every U-cut tree is priced at $99. Tree shaking for $3 and wrapping for $3 are available.

Cupola House Tree Farm

Cupola House Tree Farm is a traditional family Christmas tree farm along the Kankakee River State Park. They are a quaint choose-and-cut farm. They provide saws for cutting and twine to attach trees to vehicles. They also sell a pre-cut tree selection, and fresh wreaths, greens, arrangements and more. They will not have hot apple cider this year. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are allowed.

See website or call 815-934-9433 for more information. 

Address: 4030 N 3000W Rd, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 (about 58 miles southwest from downtown Chicago)

Dates: Open on Thanksgiving Day 10-3, then Friday to Sunday (November 26-28, 2021) 8:30-5.

Hours: Weekends: 8:30-5, M-F: 9:30-5

Prices: cut-your-own fir or spruce: $9.80/foot, cut-your-own pine: $8.50/foot, premium pre-cut trees priced individually. Cash or checks only. Tree prices include free tree shaking and free tree baling.

Lee’s Trees

Lee’s Trees is a small choose and harvest Christmas tree farm located on 14 acres 10 miles west of the Fox Valley in western Kane County. They are a full-service family farm offering both choose and cut your own tree and also selling pre-cut trees harvested from their two Wisconsin farms on a weekly basis to ensure freshness. They are also pet friendly so you can bring your pets to take photos. See their website or call 630-365-2116 for types of trees sold and more information.

Address: 45W002 Lees Road, Lily Lake, IL 60151 (about 59 miles west of downtown Chicago)

Dates and Hours: Opens Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 9-4:30 and then Friday, November 26 and
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 – 4:30 through December 20 or until sold out. (They also offer pre-season tagging beginning November 6 for their customers to select, tag and hold their perfect tree to be harvested later in the season.)

Prices: Trees priced are individually based on size, species, and quality. The average price of choose and cut trees is $75 (which includes shaking it clean, baling it up, and helping you load it at no charge). Average price of a 7′-8′ pre-cut tree: Balsam Fir – $75-$80, Fraser Fir – $100-$130, White Pine – $70-$75. Credit cards are accepted.

Larson’s Family Farm

Lartson’s Family Farm offers about eighteen acres of cut-your-own Christmas trees in varieties of evergreens:Caanan Fir (Like Fraizer Fir), White pine, Concolor Fir ( limited supply), Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, and Scotch Pine. They provide visitors with saws (or bring your saw) for cutting trees. As a free service after trees have been cut, if desired, they shake out excess needles and will bail your tree with a net that makes transporting the tree much easier. They also sell handmade evergreen wreaths or lengths of roping. Using their own greens, they make three sizes of fresh evergreen wreaths, decorating them in seasonal colors and natural pine cones. They also sell evergreen roping you can use to drape on your staircases, doorways, or entryways and can fill custom orders of wreaths and roping with an order in advance. Pets not allowed. Their heated Barn Store will be open this year and will be selling affordably priced “Second Hand Rose” goodies and gifts for all ages as well Home Made cookies. Cash or Check only please.

See website or call 815-786-2249 for more information.

Address: 4404 Somonauk Rd, Sandwich, IL 60548 See their website for detailed directions (about 60 miles west of downtown Chicago)

Dates: November 26-December 18, 2021. CLOSED on MONDAYS, when raining and please call 815-786-2249 when snowing.

Hours: They have special sales hours on Friday after Thanksgiving Day from 9:00am-4:00pm. Regular hours are 2:00pm-4:00pm Tuesday-Friday, and 9:00am-4:00pm each Saturday and Sunday.

Prices: All Christmas trees are $50.00 which includes tax, shaking dead needles out and netting for easy transportation. Handmade Wreaths: 14 inch ring–$17.00, 20 inch ring–$22.00, 30 inch ring–$38.00
Tree disposal bags are $3.00. They only accept cash and checks.

Camelot Christmas Tree Farm

Camelot Christmas Tree Farm has choose and cut and pre-cut Christmas trees available for sale in different varieties. Saws are provided and they also provide twine to secure the tree to your car. They usually offer free cookies, hot chocolate and coffee in their heated Christmas Tree Shed but they are unfortunately not offered this year. Dogs are allowed if they are well behaved and remain on a leash.

See their website, facebook page or call 1-815-756-6599 for more information.

Address: 16380 Somonauk Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115 (about 61 miles west of downtown Chicago)

Dates: Opens Friday after Thanksgiving, November 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM. The closing date is TBD based on their available stock.

Hours: Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Monday – Friday noon – 4 p.m. (Friday after Thanksgiving, open at 9:00 a.m.)

Prices: All Choose & Cut and Pre-Cut Christmas Trees are $80.00. Free Shaking & Bailing is included. Wreaths, Roping and Swags are also for available for purchase. They accept cash or check only.

Pioneer Tree Farm

Pioneer Tree Farm is a Cut-Your-Own tree farm with an excellent selection of pines, spruces, cedar, and firs. Their trees are organically grown and pruned by hand and a portion of tree sales is donated to the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County. They have more and bigger trees than usual because they were closed last year. The warming house will be open with crafts for sale, but will not be offering drinks or snacks to be eaten at the farm this year. Dogs on a leash allowed.

See their website, facebook page or call (815) 385-8512 for more information.

Address: 4614 N. Pioneer Rd, McHenry IL 60051 (about 61 miles northwest of downtown Chicago)

Dates: Open the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 26, 2021 and Saturdays and Sundays through December 19, 2021

Hours: Gate opens at 9:00 am, closes at 4:00 pm

Prices: Any tree is $70. Wagon rides to and from the pines and tree shaking and baling are included at no extra charge. Hand saws are provided, or bring your own (no chain saws or axes).

Richardson Adventure Farm

At Richardson Adventure Farm you can choose and harvest your own Christmas Tree. They have over 50,000 trees of many varieties and sizes of trees spread over 75 acres. On weekends, enjoy a free wagon ride to and from the fields and they will even haul your tree for you, shake your tree to get the loose needles out and bale it in plastic netting to keep it manageable for the ride to your home. Your tree is tagged and you receive a numbered receipt to preserve the identity of the tree while you go inside to enjoy a free hot chocolate or coffee.
There are hundreds of fresh wreaths and decorations inside for sale along with fresh, homemade donuts.

Address: 9407 Richardson Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081 (about 65 miles northwest of downtown Chicago)

Dates: Open daily November 26- December 12, 2021

Hours: See website, facebook page or call (815) 675-9729 for exact hours.

Tammen Treeberry Farm

Tammen Treeberry Farm is one of the largest choose and cut Christmas tree farms in Illinois. They grow about 160 acres of Christmas trees- mostly Douglas-fir, Canaan fir, and Fraser fir. They also have some white pine and Scotch pine trees.

See their facebook page or call 815-458-6264 for more information.

Address: 37131 Essex Road, Wilmington, IL 60481 (see their website for detailed directions) (about 68 miles southwest from downtown Chicago)

Dates: Opens November 26, 2021  -TBD

Hours: 8AM to 4:30 PM daily

Prices: The trees are $60 for any type or size of tree. Tree shaking is $3 and tree baling is $4.

Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm

Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm has been growing and nurturing 100% hand-pruned firs and pines since 1982 on 55 serene, rolling acres in McHenry County. They have thousands of trees in 9 varieties of firs and pines, from 6 to 12 feet tall. Due to a long period of drought during this year’s growing season, they will have limited supply of fir trees in 2021. They use organic farming practices, and all trees are pesticide-free. They will provide you with saws and twine at no charge, bring back your tree from the field on one of their wagons, and provide help tying the tree onto your car.
They also sell a large selection fresh, hand-made wreaths and greens items. Enjoy a visit with Santa as well as a cup of complimentary coffee or hot chocolate in their warming barn. Leashed pets are welcome.

See website or call (630) 279-0216 for more information.

Address: 7719 Ryan Road, Harvard, IL 60033 (Ben’s flagship farm) (about 80 miles northwest from downtown Chicago)

Dates: November 26 -28 and December 4-5, 2021

Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (when available, horse-drawn wagon rides typically run from 10 AM to 3:30 PM, subject to weather)

Prices: Pines start at $46 ($7 per foot with 6.5 foot minimum), Firs and spruces start at $84 ($13 per foot with 6.5 foot minimum). Cash or checks only.

Williams Tree Farm

Williams Tree Farm is a choose and cut farm and also sells pre-cut trees. Curbside Pick-Up will be also provided this season on Tuesday-Thursday. They also allow dogs on a leash and have Santa visits during weekends for the kids.

See their website, facebook or call 815.624.7579 or 800.423.NOEL for more information.

Address: 4661 Yale Bridge Rd, Rockton, IL 61072 (about 100 miles northwest of downtown Chicago)

Dates: November 13- December 24, 2021

Hours: Hours are 9am to 8 pm (Thanksgiving Day open from 9am to 2 pm)

Prices: Cut Your Own Pricing starts at $20 for pines under 4 feet and goes up to $96 for Spruce & Fir 9 feet and taller. Prices for pre-cut trees start at $7 per foot for pines and $10 per foot for Spruces and Firs and all are tagged. See their pricing page for detailed prices.

Precut Christmas Tree Farms in and Near Chicago

These Christmas tree farms don’t offer cut your own trees but they sell pre-cut trees in a fun farm setting.

Jack’s Winter Walk & Christmas Tree Farm Pop-Up

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Jack’s Winter Walk & Christmas Tree Farm Pop-Up is a popup christmas tree farm selliing precut Christmas trees located on over 2 acres in Goose Island. This is not a real farm -it is an interactive pop-up outdoor experience with instagram worthy photo opportunities, a nighttime lights display, a full-sized ice rink, bumper cars and axe throwing. 

Address: 1265 West Le Moyne St, Chicago, IL 60642

When:  December 2, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Hours: Hours vary. Advance reservations are required. Pre sale tickets now on sale.

Cost: Admission starts at $20 per person. Christmas tree, drinks, ice skating, carnival games, axe throwing and drinks are extra. Add-on cost for trees are: $60.00 6’to 7′ Christmas Tree, $70.00 for 7′ to 8′ Christmas Tree or $90.00 for a 8′ to 9′ Christmas Tree.

Spring Bluff Nursery

Spring Bluff Nursery, a farm listed on the Kane County Historic Register with landmark status, sells fresh cut Christmas trees in natural form, not sheared. Cut your own Christmas trees are not available this year as their trees need a year or two to get to size. Handmade wreaths, roping, evergreen boughs, plus other holiday décor will be available on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting November 18 and ending December 12 (while supplies last). Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. Visit their website, facebook page or call (630) 466-4278 for more information.

Address: 41W130 Norris Rd., Sugar Grove, IL 60554 (about 45 miles west of downtown Chicago)

Dates: November 26 and ending December 12, 2021 (while supplies last). Hayrides, warming fire, and free hot chocolate will be available.

Hours: By Appointment only

Sonny Acres Farm

Sonny Acres Farm sells fresh-cut trees during their Winter Wonderland festivities. You can also walk through their holiday light show, take photos with Santa (on Black Friday and weekends only), enjoy delicious treats including their speciality hot cocoa in their new sweet shop and more.

Check their facebook page and website or call (630) 231-3859 for most current information.

Address: 29W310 North Ave., West Chicago, IL 60185 (about 37 miles west of Chicago)

Dates: November 22 – December 19, 2021

Hours: Monday thru Thursday 11- 7; Friday 11-9; Saturday 9-9; Sunday 9-7

Kroll’s Farm

For years Kroll’s Farm has curated the best fresh cut trees, wreaths, boughs and roping for the holidays from a second generation family-owned farm in Wisconsin. Their tree providers have been growing quality trees since 1974, and have even had their trees displayed in the White House and Wisconsin Capital Building. They will have a variety of fresh cut trees including: Balsam, Fraser, Canaan, White Pine, and Blue Spruce. Trees will range in size from 3-5 feet for table top or apartment trees and 6-11 feet for most varieties. They also have larger trees: Balsam trees will be available up to 14′ and Fraser trees up to 12′. They will also be selling hand made wreaths, swags, roping and boughs.

See their website, their See facebook or call 847-662-5733 for more information.

Address: 13236 W. Townline Rd., Waukegan, IL 60087 (about 44 miles north from downtown Chicago)

Dates: November 26 – December 24, 2021

Hours: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Monday- Thursday, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm on Saturdays and 10:00 am – 7:00 pm on Sundays

Have you visited any Christmas tree farms near Chicago?

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One Comment

  1. I had no idea there were so many Christmas tree farms close to Chicago. It would be fun to visit one with my kids but would probably buy one of the pre-cut trees.

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