REAL Christmas trees… Yes, I am on of those people. Absolutely no fake will do. In my opinion, it’s the ultimate Christmas tradition. However, I am sad to say that our family has never gone to a tree farm and cut our own tree! I am definitely putting this at the top of our Christmas to-do list and hopefully, we can make it a yearly family tradition.
There are quite a few tree farm options for us in the Columbus area. Some might be a bit of a trek but with all the fun activities offered for the family, I say plan to turn it into a day trip! What a magical Christmas memory this could be. Letting the kids pick out a gorgeous tree (or even a cute, wimpy, Charlie Brown-esque tree), go on a hayride, maybe pet some animals or meet Santa! With the right planning, this could be a day your family will never forget.
P.S. Prior to arriving at your selected tree farm, make sure to double check the hours, what services they offer to help you get the tree home, and what payment methods they accept.
Christmas Tree Farms in Columbus
Address: 9481 Kilbourne Rd, Sunbury, OH
Hours: Nov 24th-26th: 9-5
Dec 1st -3rd: 9-5
Amenities: Enjoy a wagon ride out to the tree fields, bring back your cut tree to the heated barn for hot cocoa, relax and let Dale Tree Farm shake and net your tree! All necessary supplies are provided to take home your family memory. Cash or check only!
Address: 4971 Cackler Rd, Delaware, OH
Hours: Opens November 18th and will be open Fridays – Saturdays from 9-5 until Dec 17th.
Amenities: Trees cleaned by a mechanical shaker, tree disposal bag, saws and sleds provided. Looking for the perfect holiday family portrait? HB Photography has a Christmas Tree Farm Mini Session on November 12th at Cackler Farms!
Address: 2030 Timbuk Road, Granville OH
Hours: November 24th – December 18th
Amenities: See Mr. and Mrs. Claus! (Check the farms’ website for Santa Claus hours) and check out the adorable café
Address: 1099 Reynoldsburg New Albany Rd N., Blacklick, OH 43004
Hours: November 15th – November 27th 10a.m – 7 p.m weekdays
Post-Thanksgiving Sundays – Thurs: 10-8; Fri/Sat: 10-9
(Cutting field closes at 5 pm each day to cut your own tree, but there are also plenty of pre-cut trees!)
Amenities: On weekends bring the entire family for hayrides, a visit to Santa’s workshop, petting zoo, hot cocoa, and spiced cider! The farm will also trim the bottom branches of your tree for you, shake, wrap, and secure to your car.
Address: 4968 US Rte 68 North, Yellow Spring, OH
Hours: November 24th – December 17th
Amenities: They supply a saw and sled, and will shake, wrap, and tie onto the car. Head to the gift shop for complimentary hot cocoa and popcorn!
Address: 2573 Loudon St., Granville OH 43023
Hours: Nov. 21 & 22 Noon till 5pm, Starting Nov. 24th: Every Fri., Sat., Sun., 9-5pm, Closing Dec. 23rd at 5pm
Amenities: Hayrides, tree sleds for customer use, free shaking and bundling of trees, hot drinks in tree barn.
Address: 3600 Wilson Road, Sunbury, Ohio
Hours: 2016 dates are still posted on the website, so check back.
Amenities: Everything you need to cut down your own tree or pre-cut fir trees are available.
Address: 6520 Bale Kenyon Rd., Lewis Center, OH 43035
Hours: Beginning November 19th they will be open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Amenities: Saws available to borrow, trees cleaned by a mechanical shaker, fire pit, cookies and wildlife.
Address: 21590 Northwest Pkwy, Marysville, OH 43040
Hours: Check their Facebook page for details.