There’s something magical about wandering through the pine-scented fields, sizing up the trees to find the best fit for your home. While holiday shopping is certainly fun, it can’t compare to the enchantment of roaming around a Christmas tree farm with your loved ones. Come for the Christmas tree, stay for a day of merry celebration. No trip to the Christmas tree farm is complete without the entire family present (after all, everybody has to share their opinion on this important decision).
Christmas tree shopping should be fun for the whole family, and these Christmas tree farms offer something for everyone. From a petting zoo in Florida to Santa’s Runaway Rollercoaster in Texas, these favorite Christmas tree farms offer an abundance of fun and kid-friendly activities. We’ve picked out 22 of our favorite unique Christmas tree farms across the South to help you make the most of your special holiday tradition.
Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm
Ridgeville, South Carolina
No visit to Lebanon Christmas Tree Farm is complete without a train ride around the farm. You can also participate in a scavenger hunt or a hayride, and in Santa’s Kidz Workshop, kids can write letters to Santa and complete a craft (there’s also a to-go option for those who’d rather paint at home). Plus, an on-site photographer is available for families who want to capture the magical memories on film.
235 Needle Ln, Ridgeville, South Carolina 29472 lebanonchristmastree.com
Mt. Zion Nursery
Fairmont, West Virginia
Now in its fourth generation, Mt. Zion Nursery is the oldest running Christmas Tree farm in West Virginia. Founder Robert Martin planted his first Christmas trees back in the 1940s with the help of his son, and the vintage farm has been running ever since. Start your own family Christmas tradition with the help of Mt. Zion Nursery’s tree selection.
815 Mount Zion Road, Fairmont, WV 26554 mtzionnursery.com
Steele’s Christmas Tree Farm
It all started with 1,000 pine seedlings back in 1979. Now, more than 40 years later, Steele’s Christmas Tree Farm offers award-winning trees and exemplifies holiday spirit—they’ll even flock trees for Southerners craving a White Christmas. From its inception the farm has been a family affair, and on the farm’s website you can find a catalogue of the family’s history—the birth of children and grandchildren, all interwoven with the Christmas tree farm’s operations.
56459 Dollar Road, Angie, LA, 70426 steeleschristmastreefarm.com
Wolfe’s Pine Valley Farms
Wolfe’s Pine Valley Farms has been family-owned since its establishment in 1977, with son Holden Wolfe taking over operations to continue his parents’ tradition and legacy. Shop around for the perfect tree—there are over 20,000 to choose from—then take a break and visit the Christmas barn, where you can marvel at the fresh wreaths and drink some hot chocolate or hot cider to warm you up.
1150 Fannie Dorsey Road, Sykesville, MD 21784 wolfespinevalleyfarms.com
Spring Creek Growers
Take a hayride to the Christmas tree fields at Spring Creek Growers. The kids can play in farm games (think cornhole and rubber duck races) while the parents choose the tree. Once you’ve secured the perfect pick, head to the farmhouse bakery for s’mores making kits and hot cocoa or cider. And fresh out-of-the-oven cookies. Browse the gift shop for ornaments, tree skirts, Christmas décor, and so much more.