It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! So pile your kids into the family station wagon, sing Deck the Halls at the top of your lungs, and head into the country to a Lake County Christmas Tree Farm to cut down a mighty spruce or pine. Just don’t forget the saw!*
If the adventure of cutting down your own family Christmas tree Clark W. Griswold-style appeals to you, there are plenty of farms in Lake County and the surrounding area where you can cut your own. There are also farms where they cut them for you. Usually, you can find a farm that offers both — but to be safe, make sure you call ahead before you go.
* most places below have saws and rope; call ahead to confirm
Christmas Tree Farms in Lake County
As with all our listings, we do our best to ensure accuracy but please check listings before heading out for your adventure to confirm that they still have trees available and check conditions. Most farms take credit cards but have cash or a checkbook handy. Prices vary per type of tree and locations so call ahead to get pricing (most places price per foot).
Gengel Tree Farm
38614 N. Fairfield Rd., Lake Villa | (847) 356-5661
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 27, 28 & 29th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. then, weekends through December 20th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. They will also be open Fridays December 4th, 11th & 18th from 12- 4:00 pm.
They have cut your own Scotch & White pine Christmas trees at $60 any size. They also have fresh cut Frasers, Balsams & Canaan Fir trees, as well as Balsam wreaths in 4 sizes, swags arches & Kissing balls.
13236 W. Townline Rd., Waukegan | (847) 662-5733
Open beginning November 27, they offer only pre-cut trees from Wisconsin as well as wreaths, boughs, and roping. Call ahead for dates and times.
Sullivan Family Tree Farm
24774 W. Petite Lake Rd., Lake Villa | (847) 989-3092
This beautiful 150-year-old farm has both pre-cut and u-cut trees. Due to the pandemic and the uncertainty of whether businesses would be shut down, they will not be selling Pre-Cut trees, wreaths, and roping. The gift barn will be closed a there will not be beverages and snacks. They still offer a great family experience of walking on the farm and finding your tree to cut down yourself in a safe, socially distant manner.
Christmas Tree Farms in Southern Wisconsin
Sugar Creek Farm
N6447 Church Rd., Burlington, WI | (262) 767-1177
Open daily from November 29 until Christmas, this cut your own tree farm doesn’t offer the bells and whistles of the others but has a large selection of trees to choose from as well weekday hours to serve those who work on weekends. Cash or check only.
Valley View Farms
W798 Valley View Rd., Burlington, WI | (262) 210-7235
Open daily from November 16 through Christmas Eve, this farm offers both pre-cut trees as well as cut your own. Hours for cutting your own are only until dusk, but the pre-cut lot will be open until 8:00 p.m. You will find wreaths for sale here, too.
Find a Christmas Tree Farm Near You:
Find more information on the McHenry County Tree Farms (teal on the map) at Little McHenry County.
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