Top 3 Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Around Chicago

IIMG_5272f you have ever watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, then you may be leery of cutting your own tree. Or, you might think it is the most macho act ever and savor the idea of slaying one of these fierce woodland warriors to place like a severed-head trophy in a place of honor in your home. Whatever your reasons, it is not too late to go out into the danger-filled woods of a local Christmas Tree farm and cut down your own tree. Here are the top three Chicago Christmas tree farms around the Chicago area:


Richardson Adventure Farm, Spring Grove IL

At the Richardson Adventure Farm, you can journey out into the wilds of their 75 acres and choose your perfect tree from the over 50,000 they have available. They will give you a hayride out to the field, provide a handsaw and shake and bale the tree for you. They also offer indoor restrooms and a heated sales barn, along with free hot chocolate and coffee. All cut your own trees are $65 and they have some “special” trees for as low as $29.  For more information:


Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm, Harvard IL

Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm also offers free horse drawn wagon rides and free hot cocoa and coffee, in addition to the use of handsaws and shaking and bailing. In addition to this, you can also visit with Santa, a small petting zoo and it is pet friendly. If you have ever cut down a Christmas tree and thought “Man, having fido with us would have made this moment PERFECT,” then this is the farm for you. They have 9 varities of trees, and tree costs range from $6-9 a foot. For more information:


Pioneer Tree Farm, McHenry IL

If you are looking for a more old-fashion and less gimmicky tree slaying experience, this might be the farm for you. All the trees here are organically grown without the use of pesticides and pruned by hand. In addition to this, 10% of all tree sales are donated to the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County. Like the other farms, they also offer free wagon rides to the fields, free baling and shaking and hot coffee and cocoa in their warming house. They have handsaws you can use, or you can bring your own. You can also bring your dog, but they ask that you keep it out of the warming house. Trees are a flat rate of $50, and they only accept cash or checks. These factors combine to make this the #1 choice for cutting your own Christmas Tree in the Chicago area. For more information:

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