Tis the season to deck the halls and rock around the Christmas tree!
Whether you like the smell of a fresh Christmas tree, or the convenience of a faux tree, there’s no denying that people pine for one of the merriest holiday staples in homes across Virginia.
We’ve scoped out eight sites across Virginia where you can actually find and cut your own Christmas tree! Of course, there’s always the option to pick out a tree that’s been pre-cut, but what’s the fun in that?
Sadly, as of publication time, two of the tree farms are closed for the season, because of tree shortages, as well as trees being too young to harvest just yet. Finding the perfect tree takes a little bit of time! Even though they’re closed, there’s always time to mark them on your list to visit next year.
Blevins’ Christmas Tree Farm – Damascus
This family-owned farm in Southwest Virginia (SWVA) features Fraser Fir trees, ranging from the modest size of five feet, to giant, regal trees at 12 feet. They also feature wreaths that are made on-site in all sorts of shapes and sizes. You can even get a nice candy cane-shaped wreath to adorn your door! If you’ve found a log house with a red tin roof in Washington County, you’ve found this tree farm.
Slaughters’ Tree Farm – Floyd
This tree farm has two locations in SWVA where folks can cut and choose the perfect tree. They’re open on weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you never know who will stop by the farm! You might even run into Santa himself, making it an extra special trip with your family.
Nester’s Tree Farm – Hillsville
Nester’s might be a small farm, but they’re run by folks with a lot of heart. They make finding the perfect tree a very easy task, no matter what.
Every Soul Acres – Keezletown
Located a little north of Harrisonburg, six types of trees are grown on the farm, and they also offer pre-cut Fraser Fir trees for sale. New tree seedlings are planted every year, and the farm itself is a “full-service farm” that provides hand saws and assistance with everything tree-related.
Valley Star Farm – Luray
Valley Star Farm, located in the Shenandoah Valley, features trees that are at least 6-7 feet tall, with some taller exceptions. There are over 20 acres devoted to trees on the farm that’s been in their family since the ‘50s.
Elysium Tree Farm – Rapidan
Elysium has been around since 1982, when the Christmas trees were first planted by the Satterfield family. In 2021, with the Satterfield family’s guidance, the farm gained new owners, who are now in their second season of running the tree farm. The Barfield family is still in the process of growing and planting new trees, but they also offer many pre-cut trees ready to be adorned.
Middleburg Tree Farm – Round Hill
Middleburg Tree Farm is the oldest, largest Christmas tree farm in Loudoun County. If you’re looking for a spot to spend a day tree hunting, you can bring your whole family to enjoy the views (and the experience!) and even pack your own lunch.
Belmont Tree Farm – Spotsylvania
Belmont Tree Farm has been family owned and operated since 1981. Trees are sold by the foot here, and they offer cut-your-own and pre-cut trees for your family.