Chicago Area Christmas Tree Guide 2013

#Chicago Christmas Tree Guide - Toddling Around Chicagoland

All of the farms listed below offer pick-your-own trees. As always, it’s best to call ahead to ensure the farm will be open and trees are available. Please note that many farms accept only cash or checks.

Bengston Tree Farm10919 W. Wilmington, Peotone, 708-258-9610

  • Opens November 29. Open daily from 9:00 am-4:30 pm.
  • Hot chocolate, donuts, wreaths, and warming barn available.
  • Saws available for use with deposit. Free tree retrieval service. Shaking and wrapping available.
  • $7/foot up to 10′, $10/foot for 11′ and taller

Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm7719 Ryan Road, Harvard, 630-279-0216

  • Open November 29 through December 22. Open Friday-Sunday, from 9:30 am-4:30 pm.
  • Complimentary coffee and hot cocoa and horse-drawn wagon rides. Visit with farm animals and Santa makes appearances.
  • Free shaking and bailing. Saws available for use.
  • Pet-friendly.
  • $6.00 – $8.75/foot
  • Open November 29 through December 22. Open the Friday after Thanksgiving and every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
  • Christmas gift shop available at Thayer location.
  • All trees $50.

Camelot Christmas Tree Farm16380 Somonauk Road, DeKalb, 815-756-6599

  • Open November 29 through December 22. Open Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
  • Cookies, coffee, and hot cocoa available.
  • Cash & checks only. Free shaking and baling.
  • All trees $50.

Cupola House Tree Farm4030 N. 3000W Road, Bourbonnais, 815-932-NOEL

  • Open November 23 through December 24. Open daily from 8:30 am-dusk.
  • Wreaths, hay rides, and wood fire available. Free hot apple cider.
  • Free shaking and bailing.
  • Pines for $4.25/foot, Fir or spruce for $6.50/foot. Pre-cut trees $48-$112.

Honeybee Acres Christmas Tree Farm41W072 Bowes Road, Elgin, 847-464-9627

  • Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from November 29 through December 15 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
  • Reindeer Cafe serves breakfast and lunch from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
  • Pets allowed.
  • Cash, checks, & credits cards accepted; American Express & debit cards are not accepted. Saws, tree carts, photos, shaking, and baling available.
  • Pine trees $29, fir & spruce $49.

Ide Christmas Tree Farm1500 83rd Street, Downers Grove, 630-743-4032

  • Open November 29-December 22. Open (weather permitting) Friday after Thanksgiving and Saturday-Sunday 8:30 am-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
  • Credit cards NOT accepted. Port-a-pottys available. Saws available for use.
  • $65/tree.

Kuiper’s Family Farm1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park, 815-827-5200

  • Christmas Tree Farm opens November 23. Open daily 10:00 am-5:00 pm.
  • Free apple cider donut for everyone in the party when you buy a tree. Farmhouse Kitchen, Barn Store, and Orchard Shop & Bakery available. Free shaking and baling.
  • Cash only at the Farmhouse Kitchen. Credit cards accepted at the Barn Store and Orchard Shop & Bakery.
  • Trees priced up to $84.

Larson’s Family Farm4404 Somonauk Road, Sandwich, 815-786-2249

  • Opens November 29 from 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Open 2:00 pm-4:30 pm Tuesday-Friday and 9:00 am-4:30 pm Saturday-Sunday through December 22.
  • Barn Store available. Free use of saws, shaking, and baling.
  • Cash & checks only.
  • All trees $37.

Lee’s Trees45W002 Lees Road, Lily Lake, 630-365-2116

  • Opens November 29 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Open Saturday-Sunday 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Fridays 1:00 pm-5:00 pm through December 22 or sold out.
  • Christmas decorations available. Free use of saws, shaking, and baling. Free hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn, and cookies.
  • Tree prices vary, but average is $65.

Marmion Abbey850 Butterfield Road, Aurora, 630-966-7775

  • Open November 23-December 23. Open 9:00 am-7:00 pm daily, and 9:00 am-2:00 pm on Thanksgiving.
  • Free sled when snow is on the ground; free cocoa and donuts. Seasonal store and warming station available. Free shaking and baling.
  • $45/tree.

Nature’s Best Christmas Trees13001 Il Route 76, Poplar Grove, 815-765-2960

  • Open November 15-December 22. Open Friday-Sunday 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday-Thursday 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Open until 1:00 pm on Thanksgiving, but call in advance.
  • Wreaths available. Free use of saws, shaking, and bailing.
  • Pets welcome.
  • Accepts credit cards, cash & local checks.
  • $8-$10/foot.

Pine Apple Acres41W651 Powers Road, Huntley, 847-669-3251

  • Open November 29 through December 22. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Tree cutting by appointment only after December 22.
  • Cash & checks only. Saws available for use.

Pioneer Tree Farm4614 Pioneer Road, McHenry, 815-385-8512

  • Open November 29 & 30, and December 1, 7, 8, 14, & 15 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
  • No pesticides used on trees.
  • Free wagon rides, use of saws, shaking, and bailing. Hot cocoa, coffee, and holiday items available for purchase.
  • 10% of tree purchases donated to the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County.
  • All trees $45.

Richardson Christmas Trees9407 Richardson Road, Spring Grove, 815-675-9729

  • Open November 29-December 23. Open daily 9:00 am-6:00 pm.
  • Free wagon rides (weekends only), coffee, & hot cocoa, shaking and bailing. Concessions and Christmas decorations available.
  • Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.
  • $29-$59/tree.

Spring Bluff Nursery41W130 Norris Road, Sugar Grove, 630-466-4278

  • Open November 29 & 30, December 7, 8, 14, & 15 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

Tammen Christmas Tree Farm37131 Essex Road, Wilmington, 800-892-5989

  • Opens November 29. Open daily from 8:00 am-4:30 pm.
  • Credit cards and debit cards accepted.
  • All trees $50. $3 charge for shaking, $4 charge for bailing.

Ziegler’s Christmas Tree Farm42W109 McDonald Road, Elgin, 847-464-5776

  • Open November 29 & 30 and December 1, 7, & 8th. Open 9:00 am-4:00 pm. (Call after December 8 for availability.)
  • Cider, hot cocoa, and other refreshments available for purchase. Free use of saws, shaking, and bailing. Pets welcome.
  • Cash or checks only.
  • Pines are $39, spruce $54, and fir $69.

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