That’s Whack! Christmas Tree Farms to Head to Soon

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Looking for the perfect Christmas tree, Atlanta families? Here’s where to cut your own festive fir or pick up a pre-cut pine

For a fresh take on the holidays, head to one of these u-cut Christmas tree farms near Atlanta. Don’t feel like doing the sawing yourself? At many of these places you can also choose from pre-cut trees, as well as lights, wreaths and garlands to bring more of that brilliant pine-scented cheer into your home. For bonus points, pick up a hayride or a visit with Santa while you’re there. Just be sure to call or check websites before you go to verify hours and tree availability.


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1. Berry’s Tree Farm

Open daily till Christmas, Berry’s offers more than 5,000 real Christmas trees to choose from, plus train rides and a petting zoo. Purchase pre-cut trees or saw your own with supplies provided (or you can bring your own saw). And to help you get your perfect fir home, Berry’s offers assistance cutting, tying, and needling, if you’d like a hand. They also offer snow flocking for an additional fee if you want it to really look like Christmas (or maybe just winter) at your place.

Insider Tip: Make your trip to the tree farm extra special when you pair it with a Santa visit. The Big Guy will be there November 25-27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays, December. 3-18.

Opening Day: Nov. 19, 2022

70 Mount Tabor Rd.
Covington, GA
Online: berrystreefarm.com

Related: Holiday Road: Driveable Winter Destinations from Atlanta

2. Minter’s Farm

Voted one of the best Christmas tree farms near Atlanta in 2021, Minters Farm has been around for more than 30 years and opens daily for the holiday season right after Thanksgiving. Drive to the fields or take a hay ride to cut your own Murray Cypress, Virginia Pines, and Carolina Sapphires. Staff can help you cut, if you need it, and they’ll also drill your tree if your stand requires it.

Insider Tip: The Carolina Sapphires are shorter season trees, so it’s best to wait until the second week in December to start cutting them.

Opening Day: Nov. 25, 2022

283 Hill’s Bridge Road
Fayetteville, GA
Online: mintersfarm.com

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3. Thompson’s Tree Farm

The original owners of this tree farm near Atlanta recently sold the spot but the new owners are keeping the same name. However, things are going to look a bit different here this year because of the business transition. You can cut your own Green Giants, Blue Ice, and Carolina Sapphires, or pick out freshly cut Christmas trees by appointment only.

Good to Know: Thompson’s Tree Farm won’t have the gift shop, wreaths, garlands, Fraser Firs, or a petting zoo this year, although they hoping to bring these features back next year. The good news? You can still expect free hot chocolate and coffee. 

Opening Day: Nov. 19, 2022

1829 Prospect Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA
Online: thompsonstreefarm.com

Related: Things to Do in Atlanta on Christmas Day

4. Sleepy Hollow Farm

Expect a wide selection of high-quality trees, including Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphires, and Blue Ice, at this Atlanta Christmas tree farm that also has barn animals to visit. Come cut your own (you’ll receive a saw at the entrance), or pick up fresh-cut Fraser Firs and freshly-made wreaths beginning Novebmer 20. This spot is closed on Mondays (these people are our kind of people), but open Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Insider Tip: If you purchase a tree on Saturday or Sunday it’s no charge to visit the playground. If you want to come play on weekends without purchasing a tree, it’s $5 per person (children under 2 are free). The playground is not open during the week. 

Opening Day: Nov. 19, 2022

628 Sleepy Hollow Rd.
Powder Springs, GA
Online: sleepyhollowtrees.com

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5. Hunter’s Christmas Tree Farm

This family Christmas tree farm near Atlanta has been producing trees for more than 30 years, and is considered one of the most reasonably-priced options around. However, it’s still managing the Christmas tree shortage, so visit early to make sure you get what you want. The u-cut field currently has more than 150 Leyland Cypress trees 5 to 15 feet tall, and there are more than 800 pre-cut Frasier Fir trees on order. They also offer a variety of garlands, wreaths and tree stands, and don’t forget to dive into the complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Remember to bring a toy or canned good for the North Fulton Community Charities.

Insider Tip: Santa will be at the farm on November 25, 26, and December 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pony Rides will be provided on November 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and donations are appreciated.

Opening Day: Nov. 19, 2022

14680 Wood Rd.
Milton, GA
Online: hunterschristmastreefarm.com

Related: Bright Lights, Big City: Holiday Light Show in Atlanta

6. Kinsey Family Farm

Select among both both pre-cut and cut-your-own Christmas trees, where you’ll take a wagon ride out to choose your tree at this family farm in Gainesville. They expect to have a good range of varieties this year: Douglas, Fraser, Noble, Balsam, and Nordmann Firs; Carolina Sapphire Cypress, Murray Cypress, Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, and Deodar Cedar. Warm up around the fire with marshmallows and hot chocolate before you head out into the field. Take a peek at their Facebook page to make sure weather, schedule, and supply all look good for your visit before you go.

Insider Tip: Kinsey Family Farm cannot take you into the fields to cut trees after dark, so be sure to arrive at the farm with ample daylight if you want to cut a tree from the fields. The last tractor run will be 5:30 p.m.

Opening Day: Nov. 19, 2022

7170 Jot-em Down Rd.
Gainesville, GA
Online: kinseyfamilyfarm.com

7. Yule Forest Farm

Head to Yule Forest Farm if you want to experience one of our favorite Christmas tree farms near Atlanta. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Sunday it’s a great spot for pre-cut Frasier Firs and Blue Spruces. But if you’re feeling like you want a more authentic tree, why not cut your own Christmas tree? They’ve got Leyland Cypress, Green Giants, and Virginia Pines waiting for you, plus flocked Christmas trees of all sizes. Stick around for the hot apple cider, candy canes, hayrides, and a petting zoo. On the weekends, delight your elves with a trip to the fun zone for a nominal fee. Make sure to check Yule Forest’s Facebook page to see updates on their stock of trees or unexpected closings due to weather or tree shortage.

Insider Tip: Yule Forest is an official drop-off site for Toys For Tots, so bring and donate any new, unwrapped toys to brighten a child’s holiday season. 

Opening Day: Nov. 19, 2022

3565 North Highway 155
Stockbridge, GA
Online: yuleforest.com

Related: Holiday Teas for Tots: An Atlanta Tradition Continues

8. Bottoms Tree Farm

If the scent of freshly cut Christmas trees and apple cider doesn’t make you melt, then the taste of roasted marshmallows and the promise of happy kids playing cornhole while the nice folks at Bottoms help you tie your tree on your car will. This farm offers a variety of pre-cut and cut-your-own trees. When you spend time at this Christmas tree farm, your little elves can enjoy a hay ride ($3), a stroll around their lake, and time with farm animals while you oversee the loading-up of this year’s tree. Be sure to check the Facebook page for weather, supply, and schedule changes before you go!

Insider Tip: Santa will pay a visit on November 19 and 26 and December 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Opening Day: Nov. 19, 2022

5880 John Burruss Rd.
Cumming, GA
Online: bottomstreefarm.com

Holiday Tip: Once the Christmas season is over, you can recycle your fresh-cut Christmas tree through the city. Simply put it out with your yard trimmings or drop it off at a special Christmas tree recycling event.

additional reporting by Dhyana Levey

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