Need a new Christmas tradition? Put picking out your own tree on your nice list this year. Cutting your own tree might be fun enough, but a visit to a Georgia Christmas tree farm also often comes with Santa visits, hayrides, holiday activities, and more. Keep reading for our favorite places to pick your perfect Christmas tree, below.

Sleepy Hollow Farm

Expect a wide selection of high quality trees, including Leyland Cypress, Murry Cypress, Virginia Pines, Carolina Sapphires, Blue Ice, Naylors Blue, and Fraser Firs. Cut your own or pick up a fresh-cut Fraser Firs beginning the day after Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays (these people are our kind of people), but open from T-F from 2-6 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sleepy Hollow Farm
628 Sleepy Hollow Rd.
Powder Springs, GA

Hunter's Christmas Tree Farm

This family farm has been producing trees for over 20 years, and with prices starting at $6 a foot for Leyland and Murray Cypresses (and increasing with tree height and grade), and $8 a foot for fraser firs, Hunter's is one of the most reasonably-priced options around. Pick up your garland, wreaths, and tree stands while you're there, and don't forget to dive into the complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Santa makes a stop at Hunter's on occasion, so check their Facebook page to plan your visits. Opens the day after Thanksgiving, and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to dusk, and weekdays from 4 p.m. to dusk. Closed Sundays.

Hunter's Christmas Tree Farm
14680 Wood Road
Milton, Ga

Yule Forest Farm

Anytime after Thanksgiving, head to Yule Forest for pre-cut trees, cut-you-own Christmas trees, and flocked Christmas trees of all sizes, and stay for the hot apple cider, candy canes, hayrides and 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.

Yule Forest
3565 North Hwy 155
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Thompson's Tree Farm

You choose and you cut—or, you choose and they cut. No matter how you slice it this farm is fam-friendly with hay rides, s’more roasting and free hot chocolate and cider. The season begins Sat., Nov. 23rd at 9:30 a.m. and closes on Sat. Dec. 18th, or until they sell out. Head to Thompson's on Thanksgiving Day from 2-5 p.m., and loop back on Sat. Dec. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for free photos with Santa in his Sleigh. Check the Facebook page for weather, operating hours, and supply-related announcements. 

Thompson's Tree Farm
1829 Prospect Rd.
Lawrenceville, Ga

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 corn hole while the nice folks at Bottoms helps you tie your tree on your car will. This farm offers a variety of pre-cut and cut your own trees, and your crew can enjoy a hay ride ($3/rider), a stroll around their lake, and checking out farm animals while you oversee the loading-up of this year's tree. Opening for choose-and-cut trees only on Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to dusk, and afterwards from Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 on M & T from 3-7 p.m., W-Sat. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and closed on Sundays. Check the Facebook page for weather, supply, and schedule changes before you go!

Bottoms Tree Farm
5880 John Burruss Rd.

Sugarland Christmas Tree Farm

Just 30 minutes south of Atlanta you'll find Sugarland Christmas Tree Farm, where you can choose from four different varieties: Virginia Pine, Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Blue Ice, and pre-cut Frasier Firs. Need to grab some other festive decor for your home or as gifts? You'll find plenty at the Sugarhaus, including handcrafted floral arrangements for tables, mantels and mailboxes, fresh and artificial wreathes, lights, ornaments, stands and most anything related to Christmas trees. Make a trip from the Friday after Thanksgiving until December 23 from 9 a.m. to dark, and call ahead for Santa’s schedule 770-957-6438. 

Sugarland Tree Farm
3933 Hwy. 155
Stockbridge, Ga

Coker Tree Farm

At this Marietta farm you can choose from four different varieties: Murray Cypress, Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire and Fraser Fir, beginning Nov. 29.  Coker is open weekdays from 4-6 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and they provide the saws, tree shaking, wrapping and loading assistance (with elves, of course).

Coker Tree Farm
2280 MacLand Rd.
Marietta, Ga

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. Select from a wide range of varieties: North Carolina Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire Cypress, Blue Ice Cypress, Naylor's Blue Cypress, Norway Spruce, Eastern Hemlock and Deodar Cedar, then warm up around the fire with marshmallows and hot chocolate. Take a peek at their Facebook page to make sure weather, schedule, and suppy all look good for your visit before you go. 

7170 Jot-em Down Rd.
Gainesville, Ga


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