The winter holidays are on their way. Get a jumpstart on the season at these Boston-area Christmas tree farms that are opening soon
For many families heading out to cut your own Christmas tree they day after Thanksgiving is as much of a tradition as driving around to see holiday light displays is. So if Thanksgiving Day leaves you itching to get out into the tree fields, we feel you. Nothing says “the holidays are almost here!” better than a trip to one of these Boston-area Christmas tree farms. With cut-your-own and pre-cut options, the perfect Christmas tree is waiting for you at one of these local farms. Bundle up the kids and head out on a holiday adventure!
1. Smolak Farms
Smolak Farms is your destination for everything merry and bright this holiday season. They will offer pre-cut and cut-your-own trees on their picturesque farm complete with fallow deer. They will have cut Balsam and Fraser Firs from five feet and to a soaring sixteen feet for sale. If you want to cut your own tree, head there early in the season as they often run out. They usually open the day after Thanksgiving for U-cut and sell the "marriage saver" tree stand to anyone who needs it.
Good to Know: Smolak usually has tons of fun Christmas activities for families like Santa visits, a tree lighting, and Elf storytime. They're currently coordinating with Santa to plan the 2022 events.
315 South Bradford St.
North Andover, MA
2. Maple Crest Farm
After they finish the pumpkin season, the folks at Maple Crest Farm roll right into Christmas trees, offering four fields to families looking to cut their own down. Find just the right Douglas, Canaan, Concolor, Fraiser, or Balsam tree to grace your living room. They've got sizes for everyone (some are even over 10 feet tall!). Trees are $75 and they provide everything you need (saws, sleds, and twine). All you need is room in or on your car. They'll even wrap your tree for you so you can get it home easily.
102 Moulton St.
West Newbury, MA
3. The Christmas Tree Farm
Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned Christmas tree hunter, you'll find the right tree for your fam at the Christmas Tree Farm in Pembroke. This working farm has been selling both U-cut and pre-cut trees for four generations. After you've found your tree, they'll shake, cut, bail, and net it for you (psst...they'll even cut it for you if you're not confident in your lumberjack skills). Don't forget to wave to the miniature horses and goats when you're there. And if you've got a pooch, they're welcome to tag along with as long as they're leashed and you clean up after them.
254 Taylor St.
4. Pakeen Farm
Each Christmas season Pakeen Farm invites you to head to the barn and in the fields to pick out your perfect Christmas tree, while you sip hot cocoa, munch on mini donutes, and take in the brisk New England air. They offer u-cut trees, as well as pre-cut trees, wreaths, roping, and other holiday decorations. They typically have Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir, Norway Spruce, and a few Blue Spruce as well.
109 Elm St.
5. Holiday Tree Farm
Find a just-right sized Christmas tree to display your ornaments and watch over your presents all season long at this farm just north of downtown. Having been hit hard by the July's rain and the drought, they've lost lots of mature trees. But they are still excited to welcome families to the fields to find that perfect tree to bring home. The tentative dates for 2022 are December 11 and 12. Be sure to check their Facebook page for updates coming soon.
132 Salem Rd.
6. Indian Rock Farm
Choose and cut your own tree from the field full of Balsam, Fraser, and Concolor firs. You'll also find award winning, handmade wreaths, swags, and mistletoe that are accented with hand-crafted bows. This year Indian Rock Farm will only be open three days for the whole season—November 26 & 27 and December 3, with a reservation. Remember that they are cash only and leashed dogs are welcome to join you in your hunt for the perfect tree.
120 Granite St.
7. Greenwood Tree Farm
This spot has pre-cut trees as well as U-cut trees for sale so you can find the tannenbaum of your dreams. Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir are the dominant varieties sold here, and they only accept cash or check (ATM available on site). New this year is a chance to visit with the resident goats and chickens. Don't miss out on the free apple cider and purchase some honey to take home with you.
96 Dudley Rd
8. Tree-Berry Farm
This spot offers blueberry picking in the warmer months and Christmas trees in the colder months. Stroll through the field to find the perfect tree then flag down a cutter who will measure and cut your tree for you (you can also cut it yourself, if you prefer). Choose from a handful of Spruce and fir varieties (think: Balsam, Frasier, Cannan, and White Spruce). You might get lucky enough to catch a hayride around the farm too. Delivery is available.
Route 123 / Neal Gate St.
9. Turkey Hill Farm
This beautiful hilltop farm has loads of Christmas trees ready for you to cut down. Open on weekends from Thanksgiving until they are sold out (they've actually sold out in a weekend before, so get there early), it's the place to find Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, and Douglas Firs in beautiful surroundings. The max price you'll pay for any tree is just $120 and some are as low as $10 (think: Charlie Brown style). Cash or check only please, and leave your pups at home.
380 Middle Rd.
10. Crane Neck Christmas Tree Farm
As soon as you're done cleaning up the turkey, you can head to this Christmas tree farm near Boston—it opens the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25). Choose your family's fresh tree for their selection of Douglas or Balsam Fir ($89 for any height). Bring your own hand saw if you can, and be prepared to secure your tree to your car (no need to pull a Griswold this season). Cash or check is required.
Good to Know: They also have a Groveland location (17R Wood Street) if that's more convenient for your family. It also opens the day after Thanksgiving.
120 Crane Neck St.
West Newbury, MA