Some of my most vivid memories as a child were the adventures with my parents to cut your own Christmas tree farms. I do not use the word ‘adventures’ lightly. One year we ended up in the bed of a flat bed truck as the owner drove us up the side of the mountain. As a kid I giggled and screamed as we held on for dear life. Looking back with my ‘mom goggles,’ I wonder how my Mother ever let us on that truck.
For those who love a fresh cut Christmas tree, we have put together a guide to where to buy fresh Christmas trees, as well as cut-your-own Christmas trees near you at local Christmas tree farms in and around the Atlanta metro area. Be sure to call before you head out to make sure they still have trees available.
3565 Hwy 155 North, Stockbridge, GA. | 770-954-9356
Opens Thanksgiving Day 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week
During the Christmas season, Yule Forest has a variety of trees from pre-cut Fraser Fir Christmas trees, cut-your-own Christmas trees, and flocked Christmas trees. The trees come in all sizes, shapes and fullness, so you’re sure to find the perfect tree here! While you shop for a tree, help yourself to complimentary hot apple cider and candy canes. If you stop by on the weekends, there is a complimentary hayride and petting zoo.
The fun zone is also open on weekends and for $3 you can play all day. Traditionally, the farm is open for cut-your-own trees on Thanksgiving Day and closes a few weeks before Christmas. Make sure to check out the Yule Forest Facebook page to see updates on their stock of trees or unexpected closings due to weather or tree shortages.
14680 Wood Road, Alpharetta, GA. | 770-475-0713
Open November 24, 2017 | Monday – Friday: 4:00 pm – dusk; Saturday: 9:00 am – dusk; Closed on Sunday
Enjoy some complimentary hot chocolate and cookies while you choose, then cut down your own Christmas tree. Enjoy other activities like Santa visits on opening weekend and on Saturdays.
70 Mt. Tabor Rd., Covington, GA 30014 | 770-786-5833
Open November 17, 2017 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
Cut your own Christmas tree, and grab a snack at the concession stand. Enjoy a train or hay ride and visit with Santa. Visit their website for a coupon! Want to know how those trees get that Christmas tree shape? Watch the video below.
7170 Jot-em Down Road, Cumming, GA 30506 | 770-887-6028
Opens the weekend before Thanksgiving | Monday – Friday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Saturdays & Sundays: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm | Closed Thanksgiving Day
Enjoy the music, roast marshmallows, and warm up on hot chocolate at the barn. Take a free wagon ride through their 35 acre tree plantation. They also provide wreaths, garlands, tree stands, lasting memories and much more!
5880 John Burruss Road, Cumming, GA 30040 | 404-538-0493
November 18- December 23, 2017. Open on Thanksgiving Day | Monday – Friday: 3:00 pm – dark; Saturday: 9:00 am – dark; Closed on Sunday
Enjoy complimentary marshmallow roast and apple cider and visit with the farm animals. Take a hay ride, play cornhole or watch a movie in the “Kids Barn”. They also have custom made wreaths and tree stands and offer complimentary drilling and bagging.
382 Ebenezer Church Rd, Fayetteville, GA. | 770-487-6397
Opening on November 23, 2017 | Monday – Friday: 2:00 – 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Closed Christmas Eve.
Wee Three Trees has lots of Christmas trees for you to choose and cut, and they also have Christmas fun for the family. In addition to a broad selection of trees of different types and heights, they also have hay rides and pony rides (weather permitting), and coloring books and crayons for the kids. Santa visits the farm every Saturday.
283 Hills Bridge Road Fayetteville, GA 30215 | 770-461-2840
November 21st – December 24th. Open on Thanksgiving Day | Open 7 days a week: 9:00 am – dark
Minter’s Farm is Fayette County’s largest Christmas tree farm, with more than 2,000 trees ready for purchase this holiday season. They furnish saws so you can cut your own trees or they’ll help you. They have materials to tie your tree to your vehicle. Free hayrides on the weekends!
230 Davis Rd, Fayetteville, GA | 770-487-7474
Open Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve 2013 | Monday – Friday: noon – 5:00, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Choose and cut your own Christmas trees.
86 Minter Drive, Hampton, GA 30228 | 770-946-9163
Opens Thanksgiving Day | Monday – Friday: noon- 6:00 pm, Saturdays: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sundays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
FREE and pony rides and face painting on the weekends! (Weather permitting)
Santa will visit the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving.
13887 Upper Woolsey Rd, Hampton, GA | 770-946-9112
Open Thanksgiving Day 2017 | Monday – Friday 12:00 – 6:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Bring your hand saw, power saw, or use one of our bow saws. Free tree shacking and drilling machine if required. Netting is available cutting and hauling is also for a small fee.
145 Twin Oaks Dr., Hampton, GA 30228 | 770-478-3677
Opens Thanksgiving Day | Wednesdays – Fridays 2:30 – 6:00 pm; Saturdays 9:30 am – 6:00 pm; Sundays 12:30 – 6:00 pm; additional hours on Thanksgiving Weekend
The acres of Christmas trees, weekend hay rides, small animals, hot cocoa and apple cider provide endless fun for the children and the breathtaking natural scenery provides for a peaceful experience and classic photo opportunities.
1829 Prospect Road, Lawrenceville, GA | 770-513-2552
November 18, 2017 at 9:30 AM and remain open until Sunday December 17, 2017 or until sold out of trees. Open Thanksgiving Day | Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. Open Thanksgiving day 2:00 – 4:00 pm and on Black Friday from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.
Enjoy free cider and hot chocolate in the gift shop and feed the goats and cows. Hayrides and roasting marshmallows on the weekends (weather permitting). Santa will visit the farm on Saturday, December 2, from 10:30AM until 1:30PM, and will be available for picture taking with children. Choose-and-cut trees include: Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Blue Ice, Green Giant and Carolina Sapphire.
3847 Loganville Highway (Hwy 20), Loganville, GA | 404-551-0449
November 29 – December 22, 2013 | November 29: 10:00 am – sunset; Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am – sunset
Bring the whole family and pick out the perfect Christmas tree together. Join the hundreds of other families who have made choosing and cutting their own Christmas tree at Mike’s Trees an annual holiday tradition.
2280 Macland Road, Marietta, Georgia 30064 | 770-424-8047
Opens November 26, 2013 at 12:00pm | Monday – Friday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Join The Coker Tree Farm for the wonderful experience of choosing and cutting your very own Real Christmas Tree.
628 Sleepy Hollow Road, Powder Springs, GA | 770-942-6770
Open November 24, 2017 | Tuesday-Friday 2:00 – 6:00 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Sleepy Hollow Christmas Tree Farm in Powder Springs Georgia offers a wide variety of fresh Christmas Trees including Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pines, Carolina Sapphires, and Fraser Firs.
3933 Highway 155 N, Stockbridge, GA | 770-954-9356
Open Friday after Thanksgiving until Dec. 23, 2017 | Weekends – 9 AM until Dark
Weekdays -12 AM until Dark
There will be many varieties to choose from: Virginia Pine, Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Blue Ice, White Pine and the Pre-cut Fraser Fir fresh from North Carolina. All trees vary in size to meet your desires and fit the location where you will place it. Santa will be here the first three weekends in December from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
After cutting down your tree, rest and sit on the porch eating a warm funnel cake and sip some hot apple cider!
786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, GA | 770-926-0561
November 29 – December 15, 2013 |10AM – 6PM on Weekends and 3:00PM – 6PM on Week Days
Southern Belle Farm. Come to the farm for Christmas in the Country. Sip a cup of hot-spiced apple cider, munch a few homemade cookies and listen to Christmas carols! This year, decorate a fresh cut Fraser Fir Christmas tree that you choose right from the farm, and bring the kids to visit Santa.
Ridgeway Christmas Tree Farm. U-Choose & Cut your own: Leyland Cypress (Also available Ball and Burlap), Eastern Red Cedar, Virginia Pine, Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice. Precut: Fraser Fir, Red Cedar.
Spring Brook Farm. Choose and Cut your own Christmas Tree. Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice and Fresh Pre-Cut Fraser Fir displayed in water to keep them fresh! Hayride, Hot Cider, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Snacks, too.
Young Road Christmas Tree Farm. Christmas trees-you choose and you cut or Christmas trees you choose and they cut. Plus, Christmas wreaths. Trees tied, shaking provided and saws provided. Cash only. $5.00 per foot on any variety: Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, White Pine. Sizes range: 4 feet up to 20 feet. They also have Fraser Fir Trees prices from 6 to 8 feet priced individually. Cartersville.
This post originally appeared on Atlanta With Kid, which is now 365 Atlanta Family.