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Best Christmas Tree Cutting Experiences In The Charlotte Area

November 15, 2013 7:00 AM

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To locate some of the most enjoyable tree farms for a true Christmas experience, one must make at trip into Charlotte’s suburbs and North Carolina countryside to find the Christmas wonderlands that are revealed by the families that own them. All of the families work hard in growing their trees along with providing fun activities and other novelties to enjoy that will lighten the mood of any Christmas grouch that may come. While all of these farms offer Christmas tree self-choosing and cutting, each farm has its own unique events to highlight your winter wonderland experiences.

Helms Christmas Tree Farm
6345 Christmas Tree Lane
Vale, NC 28168
(704) 276-1835

Located in Vale, NC, a farmland suburb of Charlotte roughly 45 minutes outside of the city, lies Helms Christmas Tree farm, a huge tree farm with over 5,000 Christmas trees. Accommodating to a family in search of Christmas spirit, Helms Christmas Tree Farm offers a petting zoo, marshmallow roasting and, according to the website, on December 8 and 9 Santa will be present at 1 p.m. In addition, Helms offers six different types of trees that families can choose from.

Stowe Dairy Farms
169 Stowe Dairy Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 228-9826

Stowe Dairy Farms is a full-service farm that has grass-fed cows and free-range chickens and eggs. Starting on the day after Thanksgiving, the Stowes offer an array of fun Christmas family activities throughout the entire Christmas season. Located in Gastonia, NC, roughly 40 minutes outside of Charlotte, Stowe Dairy Farm is a convenient and economically friendly option for a family outing. On its Christmas season opening day, it will feature music, woodcarving and glass blowing in addition to Santa Clause sitting and photography. At the end of the day, cut down your own special Christmas tree from one of the many different varieties including Leyland, Carolina Sapphire and White Pine.

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Boyce Farms
2813 Mount Vernon Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 848-8264

If your family is looking to just choose and cut a Christmas tree and hold off on the festivities until returning home, Boyce Farms offers the simplicity of just trees, wreaths and stands for sale. Your family will still be able to venture upon its land and enjoy the nostalgia of picking your own tree. You can even watch your wreath being made. Although over two hours from Charlotte, this farm is a great spot for the holiday season.

Spillman’s Christmas Tree Farm
1576 Will Coltrane Road
Sophia, NC 27350
(336) 495-1090

Located about an hour outside of Charlotte, NC in Sophia, a lush farmland that has immense country beauty, lies the Spillman family farm that accommodates all levels of income with the prices of its trees. Spillman’s Christmas Tree Farm offers a tractor or hay ride to the patch of trees and you and your family can choose between a Fraser, White Pine or Cedar to add to your Christmas-decorated living room.

The Christmas Tree Patch
1747 Henley Road
Lee County, NC 27330
(919) 770-0214

Started by John Hall in 1986, The Christmas Tree Patch was created to prove choose-and-cut trees can be grown in Lee County. Twenty-seven years later, The Christmas Tree Patch has grown into one of North Carolina’s most known choose-and-cut tree farms. Offering five different types of evergreens, The Christmas Tree Patch can provide a tree for any liking. Although not a large producer, the tree farm claims to have high-quality trees. Make the two-hour drive and enjoy this holiday activity with loved ones.

Greene Tree Farm
6989 Junaluska Road
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 773-1451

Located in North Carolina’s beautiful mountains, the Greene family operates a multi-type tree farm and petting zoo. Starting November 22, the tree farm is open during the week and on the weekends for choose-and-cut services. In addition, your family can enjoy a hay ride as well. This farm has a gift shop where you can purchase Christmas decorations, ropes and stands along with homemade breads. On the weekends, free refreshments will be available.

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