Timber! 10 U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms Near Boston

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If Thanksgiving Day leaves you itching to get out into the snow to cut down your own Christmas tree for the season, we feel you. Nothing makes the holidays 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. Bundle up the kids for a holiday adventure!

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. This year, they'll only be open for one week (so make those plans while you can!), starting the Friday after Thanksgiving and running through December 3. Drop by between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to pick the perfect tree, all are between 6 and 8 feet and cost $80.

132 Salem Rd.
Topsfield, MA
Online: facebook.com/holidaytreefarmtopsfield

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.
Pembroke, MA
Online: thechristmastreefarm.net

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 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. This year, there will be an "early bird" fee for trees sold right after Thanksgiving.

109 Elm St.
Canton, MA
Online: pakeenfarm.com

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 open the day after Thanksgiving for U-cut and sell the "marriage saver" tree stand to anyone who needs it.

315 South Bradford Street
North Andover, MA
Online: smolakfarms.com

Indian Rock Farm
Choose and cut your own tree from the field full of Balsam, Fraser and Concolor firs, with prices starting at $79. 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 27 & 28 and December 4, with a reservation. 

120 Granite St.
Foxborough, MA
Online: indianrockfarm.com

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Greenwood Tree Farm
Opening for the season on November 27, this spot has pre-cut trees as well as U-cut trees for sale. Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir are the dominant varieties 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
Billerica, MA
Online: greenwoodtreefarm.com

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.
Scituate, MA
Online: treeberryfarm.com

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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, it's the place to find Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir and Douglas Firs in beautiful surroundings. are available and the max price you'll pay for any tree is just $80 and some are as low as $10 (think: Charlie Brown style).

380 Middle Rd.
Haverhill, MA
Online: turkeyhillfarm.com

Crane Neck Christmas Tree Farm
With four locations to choose from, you are definitely going to find the perfect tree this year. 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. The website is where you'll find opening day and pricing information for each field, as they all differ.

22 Church St.
West Newbury, MA

114 Crane Neck St.
West Newbury, MA

65 England Rd.
Rochester, NH

17.5 Wood St.
Groveland, MA
Online: cranenecktree.com

—Allison Sutcliffe & Kate Loweth


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