Christmas tree farms in Ontario
Cherished memories are made when you find the perfect tree with loved ones and decorate it together. The tree becomes the heart of your home for the holidays, under which gifts are collected and opened.
Whether you want to cut down your own Christmas tree or choose a pre-cut tree, the scent and freshness of a real tree adds so much to the festive cheer of the season.
Plan a road trip to one of these Ontario Christmas tree farms to select the perfect tree for your home.
Located 45 minutes from London, Sloan Village is a popular family attraction with two Christmas Villages where you can find and cut your own tree. Firs, spruce and pine trees are grown in both villages.
Families can also enjoy hours of fun activities in the villages. There are over 500 campfires in both villages, so bring your own food to cook over the campfire.
When: Opens November 17, 2023.
Details: Admission includes a variety of activities at both villages. Saws are supplied.
Village One Farm: 29876 Zone Road 7, Bothwell
Village Two: 14933 Longwoods Road, Bothwell
Choose a pre-cut tree or cut your own tree down at Synder Family Farm.
Stop by the big red barn to purchase fresh food, baked goods and gifts. Santa will be at the farm for a chance to snap photos with him and his elves. And check out the winter campfire experiences.
When: Christmas tree season starts November 25, 2023.
Details: No appointment is necessary to visit, however the campfire requires pre-registration.
Location: 936685 Blenheim Road, Bright
York, Durham and Headwaters
Take a tractor ride to the Christmas tree grove to choose from a variety of sizes of spruce trees.
After you’ve secured your tree, visit the Christmas Store to buy gifts, ornaments and other unique products made by local artisans.
Enjoy the beautiful rural landscape on a horse drawn carriage ride and celebrate around the bonfire with a cup of hot chocolate.
When: Tree farm opens on November 18, 2023, Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Details: Admission is free if you are purchasing a tree. Enjoy free parking and tree wrapping and leashed dogs are allowed. Pre-cut fresh fir trees are also available.
Location: 307509 Hockley Road, Mono
Jingle Bills Christmas Tree Farm is located 15 minutes drive north of Hamilton and just a few minutes south of Guelph.
Choose from beautiful White pine or White spruce trees.
Enjoy the free cocoa, warm apple cider and cookies at Jingle Deb’s Treats Tent. Kids are invited to bring their letters for Santa and will have fun at Farm Hopper Barnyard.
When: Tree farm opens on November 25, 2023.
Details: An advanced tree cutting appointment is required, bring your own saw.
Location: 7373 Concession 1, Puslinch
Choose from a variety of fir trees in different sizes that are carefully groomed to maintain the iconic Christmas tree shape. Larger trees make a statement centerpiece in family homes while smaller ones are designed for condos and apartments.
Once you’ve selected your perfect tree, stock up on pies and preserves at the store and purchase a gift basket.
When: Tree farm opens December 2023.
Details: Saws are provided.
Location: 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon
Located just east of Oshawa, Prestonvale Tree Farms sell Fraser and Balsam firs, spruce and pine trees that you can cut down yourself or purchase pre-cut.
When: Open select days in November and every day in December through to Christmas eve.
Details: Free shaking to remove loose needles and baling with a bag or net is available. Saws are provided, although you’re welcome to bring your own, including a battery operated Sawzall. Note, cash only and dogs on leash are permitted.
Location: 1421 Prestonvale Road, Courtice
Hamilton, Halton and Brant
Merry Farms is a popular Christmas tree farm offering cut-your-own and pre-cut trees. Enjoy delicious snacks and hot drinks around the bonfire and visit the Christmas Store for a variety of charming gifts and ornaments.
When: Opens November 19, 2023
Details: Reservations are required. Saws are provided and shaking and baling service is offered. Although credit is accepted, internet is unreliable, so it’s strongly recommended to bring cash. Friendly, leashed dogs are allowed.
Location: 1974 Concession Road 2 West, Lynden
Select fresh-cut Fraser Fir or Balsam Fir Christmas trees at Springridge Farm. The 19th-century barn is beautifully decorated for the season. Stop by the barn to buy Christmas tree trimmings, gifts, stocking stuffers and fine foods. Springridge Farm's famous pies, tarts and delicious desserts are all made from scratch. They are available at the barn market.
When: Trees are sold beginning November 17, 2023
Location: 7256 Bell School Line, Milton
Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington
Located an hour from the GTA, Elliott Tree Farm sells fresh cut fir trees and cut-your-own spruce and pine Christmas trees.
The 1850 Heritage Gift Barn on the property sells beautiful ornaments, handmade wreaths and bows and delicious small batch maple syrup. In fact, the farm is home to the Maple Syrup Museum of Ontario, which was moved from St. Jacobs.
When: Opens daily, from November 18 through December 23, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Details: No reservation required, entrance and parking are free and leashed dogs are welcome.
A wide assortment of trees is available for purchase at Benjamin Tree Farm, from table toppers to cathedral trees. If you want to cut down a tree, options include White pine, White spruce and Balsam fir trees. Pre-cut selections include Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir.
Check out the gift shop for great presents, while complimentary hot apple cider and cookies will make your visit even more festive.
When: Tree farm opens November 2023.
Detail: No registration is required and friendly dogs are welcome.
Location: 770 Benjamin Road, Waterloo
Sparkling evening lighting provides a festive ambiance as you choose from an assortment of trees and enjoy roasting marshmallows around the campfire.
Purchase ornaments at the store and sign up for craft workshops to learn how to make your own decorations.
When: Opens November 18, 2023.
Details: No appointment necessary, parking is free and friendly, leashed dogs are allowed.
Location: 7811 Wellington 22, Guelph
Bruce, Grey and Simcoe
In addition to selecting the perfect tree at Drysdale’s, enjoy live music performances, train rides, horse drawn wagon rides and special visits from Santa Claus. And make sure to visit the Evergreen store to stock up on holiday essentials.
When: Holiday festivities take place on weekends between November 18 and December 1, 2023, cut-your-own and pre-cut trees are available every day.
Details: Free admission and parking, and leashed dogs are welcome.
Location: 6635 Simcoe County Rd 56, Egbert
Kawarthas and Northumberland
The picturesque farming landscape makes a beautiful backdrop when you’re selecting the perfect tree to cut down.
You’re also invited to visit the animals on the farm. Shop online for unique gifts such as Birch Reindeer Home-Grown Creature and pick up orders when you visit the farm.
When: Opens November 25, 2023.
Details: You-cut and pre-cut trees are available, bring your own saw, since limited amounts of saws are available. No advance booking required to cut a tree and dogs are allowed.
Location: 3141 Williamson Road, Cobourg
Ottawa and Countryside
Families eagerly anticipate a visit to Thomas Tree Farm each year. Make time to enjoy the farm activities after you’re selected your tree. The wagon rides and play area are popular with the kids.
Check out the stunning holiday wreaths for sale or purchase an undecorated wreath to add your personal touch. Hot chocolate and homemade cookies around the bonfire add to cozy atmosphere.
When: Tree farm opens in November 2023.
Details: Cut your own trees or buy pre-cut trees, free tree shaking and baling is available.
Location: 6421 McCordick Road, North Gower
Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley
At Ottawa Valley’s Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm you have the option to cut your own tree or buy a pre-cut Fraser, Balsam, Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine or White Spruce tree.
The farm features a large play area to keep energetic kids busy and lots of beautiful spots to take pictures. Browse a wide selection of gifts, including unique wreaths, planters and centerpieces in the store. And see what foodtruck favourites are on the menu at JayDog.
Meet Santa on November 25 and 26, December 2, 3, 9 and 10 between noon to 2:00 p.m.
When: Christmas tree sales start on November 18, 2023, open seven days a week.
Details: Handsaws are provided, no admission fee and dogs are permitted outside.
Location: 951 8th Concession South, Pakenham
Tips for visiting a Christmas tree farm
Some things to keep in mind for visiting a tree farm are:
- Dress warmly with comfortable footwear and clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
- Bring work gloves for when you’re handling the tree.
- Consider bringing your own hand saw in case there are limited saws available at the farm. Note, electric or powered chainsaws are generally not permitted.
- Other tools to bring include twine, a tarp to help transport big trees and to line your car, and ropes and cords to secure your tree on your vehicle.
- Some tree farms welcome well-behaved, leashed dogs. Always check in advance before you bring your four-legged friend.
Last updated: November 22, 2023