Chicago Area Christmas Tree Farms – 2016

Chicago Area Christmas Tree Farms 2016 #Christmas #tree #cutyourown

Last year we had a real Christmas tree for the first time. I was not excited about the idea; John convinced me to try it and I’m a convert! I loved it. It was so much better than an artificial tree.

This year I’m really looking forward to the whole experience – choosing our own tree, cutting it, and sipping some hot cocoa before we bring it home to decorate.


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, 877-640-2911

  • Opens November 25, 2016. Open daily from 9:00 am-4:30 pm until December 22, 2016.
  • Hot chocolate and warming stove available.
  • Saws available for use with deposit. Free tree retrieval service. Shaking and wrapping available for $3 each.
  • $8/foot up to 10′, $10/foot for 11′ and taller
  • Cash or checks only; ATM available

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

  • Open November 25. Open Noon-4:00 pm Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • Complimentary coffee and hot cocoa and wagon rides. Visit with farm animals and Santa makes appearances.
  • Free shaking and bailing. Saws available for use.
  • Pet-friendly.
  • Ben’s uses organic farming practices and trees are pesticide free.
  • $6.00 – $9.00/foot. Cash or checks only.
  • Open November 25 through December 18. Open Monday-Friday, Noon-4:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Open 9:00 am-4:00 pm on Friday, November 27.
  • Cookies, coffee, and hot cocoa available.
  • Cash & checks only. Free shaking and baling.
  • All trees $60.

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

  • Open November 19 through December 23. Open 8:30 am-dusk.
  • Wreaths, hay rides, and wood fire available. Free hot apple cider.
  • Free shaking and bailing.
  • Pines for $5.25/foot, Fir or spruce for $6.50/foot. Pre-cut trees $48-$125.

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

  • Cut your own trees not available for 2016.

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

  • Opens November 25, 2016 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 18, 2016.
  • Barn Store available. Free use of saws, shaking, and baling.
  • Cash & checks only.
  • All trees $38.

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

  • Open now through December 23, 2016. Open 10:00 am-7:00 pm daily.
  • Free sled when snow is on the ground; free cocoa and donuts. Seasonal store and warming station available. Free shaking and baling. Saw rental refundable $10.
  • Santa stops by for visits.
  • $45/tree. Premium trees are $60.
  • Leashed pets are welcome.

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

  • Open November 25-December 11, 2016. Open Friday-Sunday 8:00 am-dark (5:00-ish), Monday-Thursday 2:30 pm-dark (5:00-ish).
  • Wreaths available. Free use of saws, shaking, and bailing.
  • Pets welcome.
  • Accepts credit cards, cash & local checks.
  • Approximately $8-$10 a foot

Oney’s Tree Farm, 16608 Route 14, Woodstock, IL 60098, 815-338-4108

  • Open November 25, 2016 through December 11, 2016. Open 9:00 am-4:00 pm daily.
  • Gift shop and bakery items. Free shaking and netting.
  • Free horse-drawn wagon rides, visits from Mrs. Claus on weekends. Pony rides and lunch available on weekends too.
  • Firs & Spruces 5′ – 9′ $65, Pines 5′ – 9′ $55, Evergreen’s (10’+) $10 per foot

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

  • Open by appointment only.
  • Free baling and shaking. Saws available to borrow.
  • Trees are $70 each.
  • Cash only.

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