Families across metro Atlanta are getting ready for the holiday season – and many will be out looking for the perfect holiday tree.
There are a lot of options across the region to cut down a tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, or even buy a living tree you can plant.
Most Christmas tree farms open Friday after Thanksgiving and are open until Christmas Eve. Santa visits, hayrides and special events are normally scheduled on weekends throughout the holiday season.
It’s always a good idea to call tree farms or check out their individual Facebook and social media pages to confirm availability.
The farm specializes in fresh Fraser Fir Christmas trees and opens the day after Thanksgiving.
Location: 960 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306.
Hunters' Christmas Tree Farm opens the day after Thanksgiving and has been a holiday tradition for nearly 30 years. Leyland and Murray cypress trees are available to cut. Fresh cut Fraser firs and a variety of wreaths, garlands and tree stands are also available (along with free hot chocolate and cookies!)
Santa visits and pony rides are available on the weekend.
Location: 14680 Wood Rd, Milton, GA 30004
Fresh Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands are available throughout the season. Families can also roam the Enchanted Christmas Tree Forest to select their own tree.
Location: 15639 Birmingham Hwy, Milton, Georgia
There are 9 locations in metro Atlanta including Midtown and Buckhead. The family-owned business has been selling Christmas trees for 69 years. Several locations are in Fulton County. For a full list, click here.
The Tradition company started in 2006 after Atlanta native Matt Bowman opened his first Christmas tree lot in Little 5 Points. Since then, the business has grown into 7 locations, including Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, Oakhurst, Brookhaven, Stone Mountain and Little 5 Points.
For a full list and contact information, click here.
Randy's features over 250 trees for families to pick and choose. The farm also features a "saw tent" to trim down the tree, along with a netting machine. Workers can also help load the tree on top of cars for free.
Location: 1460 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
This farm features living, rooted trees, along with Christmas trees that are balled and burlapped in a wire basket.
Location: 3554 Smithtown Road, Suwanee, GA 30024
Thompson's is open now, until Sunday, Dec. 16 or until the company is sold out of trees. The farm sells Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and other holiday fare.
There is also free cider and hot chocolate for visitors, along with a petting zoo and Santa visits.
Location: 1829 Prospect Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770 513-2552
Mike's Trees is a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm that grows Virginia Pine, Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress and more. All trees are $33 for any size.
Location: 3847 Hwy 20, Loganville, GA 30252
This family-owned choose and cut tree farm has been serving metro Atlanta for 37 years. It features a large selection of Murray Cypress and Carolina Sapphire trees and staff will shake and bail your tree free of charge. They also offer fresh-cut Fraser Firs from North Carolina.
Location: 2280 Macland Rd., Marietta, GA 30064
This farm has been in operation since 1980, with three varieties of trees to cut down. There are also pre-cut Fraser Firs from a family farm in North Carolina. Fresh wreaths are also available and you can pre-order a decorated wreath on the farm's Facebook page.
Hot cocoa and cider is available, along with a fire pit for roasting marshmallows. There is also a petting zoo.
Location: 628 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Powder Springs, Georgia 30127
Red Land has been selling Christmas trees since 1976. Helpers are on standby to help families chop down their own trees and shake out debris and loose foliage. They can net trees for transport and load them on top of cars; the farm also offers free wagon rides, a traditional hot fire pit and music.
Location: 86 Red Land Bend Road Temple, GA 30179
The "choose and cut" tree farm grows its own trees and has Fraser Firs shipped in from a farm in North Carolina. There are free hayrides and hot cocoa and other snacks. The farm also sells tree stands, wreaths and other holiday items.
Location: 1520 Mandeville Rd., Carrollton, GA 30117
Pettit Farms spans 80 acres and offers hayrides, a special Christmas Light Show and a live Nativity scene. The farm sells fresh cut trees and is wheelchair accessible.
Location: 337 Cassville Road, Cartersville, GA 30120
This farm features you-choose or you-cut Christmas trees, wreaths and more. Bow saws or provided or staff can cut trees as well.
Location: 139 Young Road, Cartersville, GA 30120
Ridgeway's offers Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress and Fraser Fir. It also sells several types of tree stands and other items.
Location: 2964 High Falls Rd. Jackson, GA 30233
This is a choose-and-cut operation. Staff provides a bow saw and measuring rod. Customers can also have staff cut it down. The farm provides netting and security for travel. Tree stands, bags and watering devices are also available.
Location: 567 Fourpoints Rd., Jackson, GA 30233
A variety of trees are available to cut down. Families enjoy sitting on the porch with a warm funnel cake and apple cider. Pre-cut trees are also available, along with wreaths, ornaments and others gifts.
No dogs are allowed.
Location: 786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, GA 30188
Deerwoods offers you-cut Virginia Pine, Silver Smoke, Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire and more.
Location: 1109 Henry Scott Rd, Ball Ground, Georgia
This is the final season for Christmas tree sales at Uncle Bob's. The farm features a hayride, nature trails and a petting zoo, among other events. Trees are sold on off-days by appointment only.
Location: 3781 E. Happy Valley Circle, Newnan, GA 30263
Trees here are not cut until the day customers are ready to take them home. The farm specializes in Leyland Cypress but offers many other varieties, including precut Fraser Fir.
Each tree is mechanically shaken to remove dead needles. The farm is pesticide-free.
Location: 3850 Highway 81 West, Hampton, GA 30228
Rex sells a variety of trees across 10 acres of farmland. Wreaths and mistletoe are also available.
Location: 950 Wilkerson Rd, Rex, GA 30273
Southern Belle is a 330-acre working farm. Kids can visit with Santa and enjoy homemade cakes, cookies and sweets. There is also a festive hayride and petting zoo.
Location: 1658 Turner Church Road McDonough, Georgia 30252
The third-generation family farm features many different options to choose and cut down a Christmas tree. The Sugarhaus is a gift shop that features handcrafted holiday gifts. Visits with Santa are available on the first three weekends in December.
Location: 3933 Highway 155, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Families are invited to pack a lunch and explore the farm while picking out a Christmas tree. There is a Craft Barn as well that sells handcrafted gifts and holiday items.
Location: 145 Twin Oaks Drive, Hampton, GA 30228
A variety of trees are pre-cut and families can also explore the farm to cut their own. Complimentary hot cider and candy canes are available, along with hayrides and a petting zoo. Yule Forest also delivers.
Only service animals are allowed.
Location: 3565 Hwy. 155 N. Stockbridge, GA 30281