Christmas Tree Farms Near Charlotte

  • 01 of 08

    Where to Choose and Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Near Charlotte, NC

    North Carolina Christmas Tree Farms
    ••• Image courtesy of the NC Christmas Tree association

    For some people, pulling the Christmas tree out of the attic is a Thanksgiving tradition. But for a lot of families, it's just not Christmas without a real tree. There are plenty of options to get a real tree, as it seems like a lot pops up on almost every corner or parking lot. But if you're looking for something a little special, check out one of the area's "choose and cut your own" lots.

    There aren't any "cut your own" farms actually in  the limits of Charlotte, (in fact, there actually aren't even any in Mecklenburg County that I could find) but that doesn't mean they're not close by.

    Listed here are the closest ones to Charlotte. For each destination, the distance and time is listed from center city Charlotte. Of course, this will vary depending on what side of Charlotte you're on! But most of them aren't more than an hour away.

    Sometimes hours do change, and sometimes farms aren't open for the year and I haven't found out...MORE yet, so it's always a good idea to call ahead and verify hours, and even directions. Some of these places are a good bit away from anywhere, and your GPS might not be the most reliable option. If anything here needs updating, e-mail aobeaty@gmail.com

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  • 02 of 08

    Gaston County

    Christmas Trees at Stowe Dairy Farm
    ••• Christmas Trees at Stowe Dairy Farm. Image courtesy of Stowe Dairy Farm

    Stowe Dairy Farms
    169 Stowe Dairy Road, Gastonia
    704-228-9826
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.
    Distance from center city Charlotte: 30 miles/45 minutes

    Stowe Dairy Farms will have Leyland cypress, red cedar, Carolina sapphire and white pine trees available for cutting. Fraser firs from the western N.C. mountains and mixed green wreaths will also be available. Choose and cut trees are about $25 to $30, Fraser firs are about $40 to $60. The farm will also offers other activities and products from the area. Visit their website for more information.

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  • 03 of 08

    York County, SC

    Penland Christmas Tree Farm
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    Penland Christmas Tree Farm
    6457 Campbell Road, York, SC
    803-366-7605
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, 1 to 5:30 p.m Sunday
    Distance from center city Charlotte: 30 miles/40 minutes

    Penland has Virginia and white pine, Carolina sapphire, red cedar and Leyland cypress, Christmas mint cypress, plus pre-cut Fraser firs. They'll also have hayrides, wreaths, a gift shop and hot chocolate.

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  • 04 of 08

    Catawba County

    Helms Christmas Tree Farm
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    Santa’s Forest
    4071 Herter Road, Lincolnton
    828-428-3774
    Hours: 9 a.m. to dark Saturday, Noon to dark Sunday to Friday
    Distance from center city Charlotte: 50 miles/50 minutes

    Santa’s Forest will have Leyland cypress, Carolina sapphire and Fraser firs. They also have a zip line, farm animals, hayrides and nature trails. For 2015, all trees were only $40, and they did have several trees over 12 feet tall!

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  • 05 of 08

    Stanly County

    Penland Christmas Tree Farm
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    Grovestone Christmas Tree Farm

    48051 Clodfelter Road, Albemarle
    704-983-1685
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundayuntil Dec. 24.
    Distance from center city Charlotte: 45 miles/one hour

    Virginia pines and Leyland cypress trees, ranging from about $25 to $25.

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  • 06 of 08

    Lancaster County, SC

    Penland Christmas Tree Farm
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    Pa-Pa John’s Christmas Tree Farm
    6980 Flat Creek Road, Kershaw, SC
    803-475-9247
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
    Distance from center city Charlotte: 55 miles/1 hour and 10 minutes

    Pa-Pa John's (no, not the pizza guy) will offer Virginia pine, white pine, Carolina sapphire, Leyland cypress, Eastern Red Cedar and Blue Ice, plus pre-cut Fraser Fir.

    E-mail Papajohnschristmastreefarm@yahoo.com ​for more information.

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  • 07 of 08

    Lincoln County

    North Carolina Christmas Tree Farms
    ••• Image courtesy of the NC Christmas Tree association

    Helms Tree Farm
    6345 Christmas Tree Lane, Vale
    704-276-1835
    Hours: 9 a.m. to dark, Thanksgiving through Dec. 20
    Distance from center city Charlotte: 45 miles/one hour

    Helms Tree Farm will have white pine, red cedar, Leyland cypress, Carolina sapphire, and white and Colorado blue spruce trees available, in addition to pre-cut Fraser fir. The farm will also have covered-wagon rides, wreaths and a shop.

    Cedar Lake Tree Farm
    5829 N.C. 27, Iron Station
    704-201-8922
    Hours: Nov. 23 to Dec. 20, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

    Virginia pine and Leyland cypress available for cutting, but they'll also have pre-cut Fraser firs.

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  • 08 of 08

    Chester County, SC

    North Carolina Christmas Tree Farms
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    Taylor’s Christmas Tree Farm
    1129 Windy Rd, Gilbert, SC 29054 and 1406 Priceville Road, Gilbert SC 29054
    803-581-3507
    Nov. 22 to Dec. 24
    Hours: 3 p.m. to dark on weekdays, 10 a.m. to dark on Saturday, 1 p.m. to dark on Sunday
    Distance from center city Charlotte: 40 miles/50 minutes

    Taylor's Farm has two farms that offer Virginia and white pines, Leyland cypress, Clemson green spire, Carolina sapphire, plus pre-cut Fraser firs. They'll also offer wreaths and other greenery.