The Holiday season is all about making family memories and enjoying the magic of Christmas. One Christmas tradition that many families have is “cut your own Christmas trees” at a nearby Christmas Tree Farm. Families in the Greater Toronto Area love to spend the day as a family at a local Christmas tree lot, and enjoy the experience of cutting down the tree themselves, take beautiful photos with snow and Christmas trees, and enjoy the festive magic of trudging through the snow to find the perfect tree to be the star of your home during the holidays.
Harvest your own Christmas tree at one of the following local tree farms, and use this guide to help you plan your perfect family adventure. Many tree lots give the option of cut your own Christmas tree or to buy a precut fresh Christmas tree.
Nothing says Christmas more than a Real tree from the scent to the texture and natural beauty, as there is something about the smell, ornaments and twinkly lights that bring out the magic of Christmas. Christmas trees are a major agricultural crop in Ontario and its important to support Local Christmas Tree Farms in Ontario.
This guide will outline activities at local trees farms, location of Christmas tree lots, and the price of real Christmas trees, as well as some tips on how to care for Fresh Christmas Trees.
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Where can I get a cut your own Christmas Tree in the Greater Toronto Area or buy a precut Real Christmas tree?
Here are Local Farms to cut down your own Christmas tree near Toronto:
- Jingle Bills Christmas Tree Farm – Puslinch
- Ontario Tree Farms – Vaughan
- Erin Hills Acres – Erin
- Clembrook Christmas Tree – Milton
- Evergreen Tree Farm – Guelph
- Fandago Tree Farm – Orangeville
- Hockley Valley Farm – Mono
- Elliot Tree Farm – Erin
Where can I purchase a Pre-cut Fresh Christmas Tree Near Me?
- Christmas Tree Farms Direct – Mississauga
- Downeys Farmers Market – Caledon
Reasons to Choose a REAL Christmas Tree:
- Real Christmas trees have a beautiful scent that fills your home with the scent of a natural forest
- Christmas trees create a warm, comfortable festive environment
- Choosing a Real Christmas tree from a local Christmas tree lot as a family creates an experience and tradition to share with loved ones
- Real Christmas trees actually help the environment as Christmas trees give of oxygen for 10 years before they are allowed to be chopped
- Support local Christmas tree farms and local Ontario agriculture farms like Downey’s who sell precut Christmas trees
Things to Consider when selecting a Real Christmas Tree
- Determine the location for your Christmas tree before your visit a tree farm, as this will allow you to identify the perfect height and width for your space
- Freshness is important to determine that your tree will last until Christmas or even New Years – the needles of the tree should stay attached to the tree and not fall off easily
- The tree should have a fresh scent and have very green pine needles
- Keep your tree cool outside until you plan to decorate, as bring it inside to early can affect how long the tree stays fresh
- Trees are very thirsty and according to Tree Farmers of Ontario they drink up to four litres of water daily in order to stay fresh so ensure your tree stand has lots of room for water.
How long will Real Christmas Trees last?
If you follow all of the steps above most cut your own Christmas trees will last about three weeks inside decorated. The best time to cut down your own Christmas tree is anytime in December as with proper care they should still be vibrant and fresh on Christmas day.
What Kinds of Christmas Trees are sold at Ontario tree farms?
- Fraser Fir
- Balsam Fir
- White Pine
- Scotch Pine
Map of Tree Farms in the Greater Toronto Area:
Cut your Own Christmas Tree Locations
Jingle Bills Christmas Tree Farm – Puslinch
Address: 7373 Concession 1 Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0
Activities and Important Information: Tree cutting reservations must be made online – BOOK NOW! Only Credit or Debit Payments allowed due to Covid-19. Swing by Jingle Deb’s Treat Tent for complimentary hot chocolate, warm apple cider, and cookies. Stop by the Elves Marketplace for a variety of treats and treasures, and use Santa’s Mailbox to let the big guy know how good you’ve been!
Opening Day: November 28th
Ontario Tree Farms – Vaughan
Address: 12285 Albion Vaughan Road Kleinburg, ON
Activities and Important Information: Choose and Cut farm allows you to select the tree…we cut it, bale it, and tie it on your vehicle.
Opening Day: Christmas trees are sold on weekends only in December.
Elliot Tree Farm – Erin
Address: 9467 Erin East Garafraxa Townline, Hillsburgh, ON N0B 1Z0
Price: Cut Your Own Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Pine range from $79-159 depending on height. Charlie Brown Tree is $29. Our 6 to 8 ft. Petit Fraser Fir: $79 (Great for condos!) We offer Ontario’s best freshly cut Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Concolor Fir and White Spruce trees from $89 to $159 depending on height.
Activities and Important Information: Choose from Ontario’s best fresh cut Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir and Concolor Fir in our Christmas Tree Garden as well as cut your own Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and White Pine Christmas trees from 6 to 14 feet. Delivery & curbside pickup options available. Visit the heritage barn for amazing gifts and decor this holiday season. Trail Passes are available for those who would like to experience the farm, hike the trails & take photos. Come hungry as they have food trucks that serve breakfast and lunch on weekends and even have a hot chocolate bar.
Opening Day: Open daily Nov. 13 – Dec. 23, 9AM until Dusk
Erin Hills Acres – Erin
Address: 5837 3 Line, Hillsburgh, ON N0B 1Z0
Activities and Important Information: During the Christmas season you will find greenery such as wreaths, boughs and garland as well as locally made, hand crafted goods and decor items in the Shoppe. On days open to the public you will find drinks and treats. They offer cut your own christmas trees and Christmas wreaths and garland making demos. The farm offers various Christmas activities that will help make your holiday celebration all the merrier: Christmas Baking, Arts & Crafts, Local Food Trucks and Winter Wagon Rides.
Opening Day: TBA in December
Clembrook Christmas Tree – Milton
Address: 4231 Derry Rd W, Milton, ON L9T 2Y1
Activities and Important Information:
Opening Day: Late Nov
Evergreen Tree Farm – Guelph
Address: 7811 Wellington Rd#22 Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
Activities and Important Information: We have Balsam Fir, White Spruce, White pine and Blue spruce. We bring in fresh cut Fraser Fir. Bring the family to enjoy a truly unforgettable day in the country and choose and cut your own christmas tree or purchase from a selection of fresh cut trees. Enjoy browsing through the gift shop. Enjoy an outdoor firepit with hot apple cider or roast marshmellows.
Opening Day: Open weekends from Mid December to Christmas Eve.
Fandago Tree Farm – Orangeville
Address: 954208 7th Line EHS Mono
Activities and Important Information: We have Spruce, Fraser and Balsam firs of various sizes ready to cut. . Enjoy a free hot chocolate by the fire!
Opening Day: Open for cut-your-own events weekends starting the last weekend in November through until Christmas Eve.
Hockley Valley Farm – Mono
Address: 307509 Hockley Rd, Mono, ON L9W 6M9
Price: Spruce trees range $65-$150, and Premium firs are $70-$300 depending on height.
Activities and Important Information: Fresh cut premium firs and cut your own spruce. Offering hot chocolate, food trucks and a warm bonfire to warm up and enjoy a treat from the Christmas Store. Also available are horse drawn sleigh rides. Hockley Valley Farm has many rustic trails, a beautifully restored bank barn, and fields of Christmas trees. Horse drawn wagon rides on weekends 10am-4pm for guests who purchase a Christmas Tree! CASH ONLY
Opening Day: Last weekend of November
Precut Christmas Tree Lots:
These lots offer frsh precut trees, not cut your own.
Christmas Tree Farms Direct – Mississauga
Address: 5635 McAdam Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1N9
Activities and Important Information: They provide the freshest, most supple and perfect trees all grown within Canada, and only cut down once ready to harvest. No activities at this location, however they do offer delievery and instalation of Christmas trees.
Opening Day: TBA
Downeys Farmers Market – Caledon
Address: 13682 HEART LAKE RD CALEDON, ON L7C 2J5
Activities and Important Information: Enjoy Christmas Trees, gift baskets, Garlands, Holiday Decorations, fresh free range turkeys, and great bakery foods, right from the farm all season long in the Farmers Market! They have a large selection of Fraser Fir, but also offer Balsam Fir, White Pine, and Scotch Pine in varying heights and fullness.
Opening Day: Open weekends in November and Daily in December, 2021 Opening date is TBA, most likely around Nov 20th.