Where Main Line Parents Cut Their Own Christmas Trees
Start a new holiday tradition and turn tree hunting into a festive family outing!
Ahh, there’s nothing like setting out in the old family station wagon and heading to the tree farm to find your perfect Christmas tree. You’re all bundled up in your hats, gloves, and scarves, holding thermoses full of hot cocoa, as you sing Christmas carols together on the way (in perfect harmony, of course)… Is this you? Me neither, but if you and your family want to “choose and cut” your own Christmas tree, here are some places nearby to give it a try. As for the carols and the cocoa? Up to you!
1333 Elephant Road, Perkasie
Open daily 10 am – 5 pm, weather permitting.
Located in Bucks County, AGA Farms is a 100-acre preserved farm that welcomes friendly, leashed dogs. Here you can cut your own tree, buy pre-cut, or purchase a rooted tree for planting after the holidays. Kids love the farm animals and parents like having the tree shaken, cut, drilled, baled, and tied to the car. Visit the country store for holiday gifts and decorating items. Aviator Vineyard & Winery is now open in the hangar at AGA Farms!
746 S. Trappe Road, Collegeville
Christmas tree season is now open, see their website for days/hours
The Arader family purchased this Christmas tree farm in 2021 and continues the farm’s tradition of providing a pleasant, holiday experience when you visit. Take a tractor ride out to the fields to select and cut your perfect Christmas tree or choose from their assortment of freshly pre-cut trees. While you’re at the farm, enjoy the music of holiday carolers, grab a bite at one of their food trucks, check out their model train, and browse their Christmas shop of decor, fresh greens, baked good and other local, specialty foods.
1835 Middletown Road, Glen Mills
Everyone knows the scary events at Bates Motel during the fall season, but did you know that the Bates Motel is located on Arasapha Farm which also holds cut your own trees during the Christmas season? They also have a selection of pre-cut trees, and there’s nothing haunted about their events this time of year! Enjoy a free hayride to their Christmas Forest, they also have apple cider donuts, hot chocolate, coffee, and more to enjoy. Arasapha Tree Farm had a visit from a Philly favorite recently — check out their pics with the Kelce family!!
1093 N Grange Avenue, Collegeville
A family owned and operated local business for over 70 years, Boswell’s Tree Farm is a hidden gem that keeps the Christmas tree tradition simple. The owners are very friendly and happy to help answer questions to ensure you have a pleasant experience. Boswell’s Tree Farm has a wide variety of nicely shaped trees to choose from at fair prices. Saws are provided or bring your own. Additionally, they have a manual baler and rope on hand to help you tie your tree to your car. Be aware the the farm only accepts cash or checks, so make sure you stop by the ATM in advance. See their website for hours.
797 Bridge Road, Skippack
3934 Mill Road, Collegeville
Christmas tree season is now open, Monday through Friday 9 am – 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8 am – 6pm
Whether you want a fresh-cut tree, a cut-your-own tree, or one that’s ready for the roof rack, Corkum Tree Farms can provide it. After 20+ years of Christmas tree farming, they know what they’re doing. Need wreaths, swags, greens, holly, boxwood, blankets, or roping? You’ll find all those decorations and even hand-knit hats and gloves if you visit the barn after picking your tree. The Bridge Road location opens Nov. 21 – 23 (closed Thanksgiving Day) and continues Nov. 25 – Dec. 24. The Mill Road location has some larger choose and cut trees (up to 12′), but is open for two weekends only: Dec. 3 & 4 and 10 & 11. See their website for hours.
755 Forty Food Road, Hatfield
Christmas tree season now open, Monday – Friday, 1 – 8 pm; Saturday 9 am – 5
Have the choice of any tree in the field when you go to cut your tree at Hague’s! Plus, take advantage of the fresh cut trees, wreaths, and greens. You can even get a custom wreath made! Open through December 22 or when sold out; closed on Sundays. See their website for hours.
137 W Knowlton Road, Media
Christmas tree season open through 12/23 (closed Thanksgiving)
With more than 40,000 Douglas and Canaan firs, you’re sure to find one that makes everyone smile. Take a hayride over the rolling hills of this Media farm and stroll through the evergreens on a quest for your perfect tree. There are plenty of pre-cut trees as well. When you’re finished, stop at the bonfire, roast marshmallows, and drink apple cider. What’s more, in December, kids can visit Santa in the Garden Center on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
301 Marsh Road, Elverson
Open Friday – Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm
With more than 200 acres to roam at Marsh Creek Tree Farm, you’re sure to find a tree to love. Plus they offer a selection of fresh-cut trees to browse as well. Rounding out the holiday experience, the farm offers wagon rides to the fields, complimentary hot chocolate, wreaths, swags, stand strait stands, and a gift shop. At your arrival you will be greeted by an employee and they will provide you a saw for your hunt. A wagon is consistently running to provide quick pick-up and drop-off for you and your tree. Hours of operation are 9 am – 4 pm. Check their website and social media, when the trees are gone they will be closed down for the season.
6320 Upper York Road, New Hope
Christmas tree season now open
New Hope is home to one of the oldest family-run, Christmas tree farms in the nation. While choose-and-cut trees are their specialty, the farm also has pre-cut trees, fresh holly, and hand-made wreaths. And leashed, friendly dogs are always welcome. See their website for hours. Their website includes this note, “We have a very limited tree inventory for the 2023 season. We only expect to be open for one or two weekends, starting on Black Friday.”
1015 Pike Springs Road, Phoenixville
Christmas tree season now open
Yeager’s Farm offers a large variety of choose-and-cut fir trees, as well as a selection of fresh-cut trees and a market selling fresh baked goods, apple cider, locally-grown poinsettias, local honey and more. When you arrive, walk or ride on the wagon out to the tree fields and select your favorite tree. Saws are provided and Yeager’s staff will process and wrap your tree after you cut it. Adding to the holiday excitement, Santa will visit the farm for weekend photo opps with the kids. Hours of operation are 10 am – 4 pm, but then don’t miss their new Holiday Light Show from 5:30 – 10 pm (tickets here).
Looking for the big guy in the red suit? Check out Santa, here?! I Know Him! I Know Him! to find out where to find him this Christmas season.
Photograph courtesy of Linvilla’s Orchards. Beth Gilbert-Crowell and Jamie Metzger contributed to this article.