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OH, CHRISTMAS TREE | Where to Cut Down Your Own Tree


Many hold the holiday tradition of cutting down their own Christmas, making it a fun family holiday experience. Many farms– some near, some far– have been busy building on this experience by adding other holiday events, freebies and more. Here are some favorites that we wanted to share with you and yours. Happy cutting!


Open for the Season November 27 at 9am

BONUS! You Can Bring Your Dog

Just such a beautiful, picturesque farm. Take a drive out into the country for one of the area’s most favorite places to pick the perfect holiday tree, Camelot is located in DeKalb, Illinois. Something exciting for this year is that the farm has expanded, offering 20% more availability, offering choose and cut & pre-cute trees available. From Frasier Firs to Scotch Pines and many in between, the selection is vast and fragrant. Saws are provided. Cash and checks only. All trees are $60. Dogs allowed but must be kept on a leash. How fun is that? 16380 Somonauk Rd, Dekalb, Illinois


U-Cut, One Weekend Only, Open November 27-29 for 2020

BONUS! Free Apple Cider Donut for Everyone In Your Group

Ever so scenic and sweet as can be, it’s all here in Maple Park, Illinois. Freshly harvested Christmas trees are available for choose & cute for $89 in a limited supply, one weekend only. Included with your tree purchase is shaking, baling and an apple cider doughnut for everyone in your group. It doesn’t get much more perfect than that! After your tree is tied up on your car and you’ve enjoyed your doughnut, be sure to visit for a fresh homemade pie (or two) available in their bakery. Yum!

1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park, Illinois


Opening for the Season November 27

BONUS! Free Hot Chocolate for Everyone In Your Group, Farm Animals & Santa Sights Also a Thing! (So Fun)

At Ben's, it's all about the trees. This holiday favorite is loved by many! Starting with the finest quality seedlings, Ben has been growing and nurturing 100% hand-pruned firs and pines since 1982.  The have thousands of trees in 9 varieties of firs and pines, from 6 to 12 feet tall. They use organic farming practices, and all trees are pesticide-free. Pines starting at $46. Firs and Spruce starting at $72. After you have found that perfect tree, come in and enjoy a cup of complimentary Coffee or Hot Chocolate in their Warming Barn. The farm is located on 55 serene, rolling acres in McHenry County, an enjoyable trip for folks from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. 7719 Ryan Rd., Harvard, Illinois


$5 Off When you Sign Up for their Newsletter

Ideally located in west suburban Plainfield, Illinois Anderson Tree Farm is a farm for all seasons. Starting this month, they invite residents out for holiday fun. Christmas season trees are $9/ft or you can just pick up a tree you love. They are available in many varieties and sizes. Enjoy a precut Fraser fir from North Carolina for $65 to $100. They also offer beautiful handmade wreaths and roping. Hop on their website before you visit and sign up for their newsletter to receive a $5 off coupon. Cha-ching! 508 We. Route 59, Plainfield, Illinois

Enjoy the magic of the season, together with family, celebrating beautiful tradition! Merry Christmas, everyone.


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