Check out these farms where you can cut your own tree in DC and prep for the holidays
Looking to spread a little holiday cheer early this year? Put up your Christmas tree ASAP—it’s proven to make the season that much merrier! Your family will love the experience of cutting down your own tree to take home and decorate. Also, lots of these farms offer food options or even hot chocolate. Find the best farm to cut your own tree in DC and make a day of it.
Maryland Christmas Tree Farms
Showvaker’s Quality Evergreens
Get a jump start on the Christmas season; Showvaker's opens their doors the week before Thanksgiving so you can prop up a tree before you cut the turkey. This farm is anticipating a record number of visitors, so they suggest visiting on a week day for the best service. Want to take a picture here? Just make sure your professional photographer makes an appointment before you head to this Christmas tree farm. Bonus: Pets on a leash are welcome to join you in your quest for the perfect pic (and tree!).
Opening Day: Sun., Nov. 20
2020 Garrett Rd.
Otterdale View Christmas Tree Farm
There is no price haggling at Otterdales; all Christmas trees are just $75! You won't find pre-cut trees here, but cutting down your own spruce or fir tree is half the fun. Little ones will enjoy the train that makes its way around the store while you shop. You can also pick up red tarps before you head out to the field to help drag you tree back to your car.
4364 Middleburg Rd.
Union Bridge, MD
There’s a reason why families come back year after year to Friendship Trees. Their cooperative staff makes this the perfect place to cut your own Fir, Pine, and Spruce Christmas trees. Not feeling up to chopping down your own tree? This farm also has North Carolina Fraser firs ready to go. Check their website for an update on when they open in November.
6950 Old Solomons Island Rd.
Clemsonville Christmas Tree Farm
If you hate spending lots of money on your tree, head to Clemsonville! They sell all their trees for $35! They’re also home to the “Everlasting” Christmas Tree made out of limestone rock and measuring over 50 feet, as well as America’s largest real Christmas wreath! You won’t want to miss all their wonderful things with your family.
10120 Clemsonville Rd.
Union Bridge, MD
Wolfe's Pine Valley Farm
Want the tree up and decorated before Turkey Day? Pine Valley Farms is ready for you! This family owned and operated farm has been around since 1977 and truly is a homegrown operation.
Opening Day: Sat., Nov. 19
1150 Fannie Dorsey Rd.
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Virginia Christmas Tree Farms
Moose Apple Christmas Tree Farm
For a day in the country, head to Moose Apple, located in the charming Shenandoah Valley (it’s just one hour west of DC). They have a variety of tree types to choose from as well as an assortment of wreaths made on the farm. The scenery is delightful and you can dream of living in the log home with wrap-around-porch and barn. Pre-tagging ends on Nov. 13.
Opening Day: Fri., Nov. 25 (regular cutting season)
2425 Wickliffe Rd.
Hartland Farm offers is a no frills operation! They make fresh wreaths at the farm both decorated and bare. Bonus: They have complimentary hot chocolate on weekends. Check back for their opening date.
3205 Hartland Ln.
Clouses' Pine Hill Farm
Forty years ago, Ron and Roberta Clouse allowed some high schoolers to plant pine trees on their property for a school project. All these years later, that assignment has affectionately become the Clouse family’s Pine Hill Farm. Visit their peaceful home and choose the perfect tree for your family.
Opening Day: Fri., Nov. 25
2696 Greenspring Rd.
Snickers Gap Christmas Tree Farm
With thousands of trees to choose from—including Douglas firs and Norway spruces—you'll have to just go with your gut at this farm. The farm doles out maps, saws, and rope to pull the tree back to the barn. And they graciously shake and tightly bale trees for you. Their suggestion: Bring bungee cord to secure the tree to your car. But before hitting the road with your prize, swing by the snack shack for hot dogs and complimentary cups of hot apple cider.
Opening Day: Fri., Nov. 25
34350 Williams Gap Rd.
Round Hill, VA