Looking for some of the best Christmas tree farms in Maryland? I live in Maryland and can let you in on some favorites!
The Christmas holiday season is just around the corner, and what better way to welcome it than by visiting a Christmas tree farm with your family? With the endless array of these farms in Maryland, it’s easy to find a perfect tree and create lasting memories with your loved ones.
Maryland is home to a number of great Christmas tree farms, and each one offers its own unique experience. From tree-cutting to hot chocolate sipping, exploring these farms are the perfect way to add a little bit of magic to your Christmas season.
Here we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas tree farms in Maryland to visit with your family.
Christmas Farms in Maryland
If you’re looking for a quick list of my favorite Christmas Farms in Maryland and DC, here you go:
- Davidson Christmas Tree Farm, Upperco, MD
- Payne Christmas Trees and Holiday Market, Elkridge, MD
- Dreamland Christmas Tree Farm, Middletown, MD
Now your Christmas Farms exploration is almost planned without breaking the bank!
But don’t stop here…
Want more ideas? Well, you are in for a treat, my friend, because this article is absolutely PACKED with my favorite Christmas Farms in MD plus all sorts of insider tips!
Best Christmas Tree Farms in Maryland
1. Linden Hill Christmas Tree Farm, Marlboro, MD
It is a family-owned and operated farm in Marlboro, Maryland. They offer cut-your-own Christmas trees, as well as pre-cut trees and wreaths.
Linden hill has great quality, very reasonably priced trees that come in a vast variety. They usually allow you to pick and tag your trees and then grab a saw to cut it down. The staffs help to blow out the tree, net it, and tie it down on the car, all included in the price of the tree.
2. Mayne’s Tree Farm, Buckeystown, MD
Mayne’s Tree Farm is a family-owned and operated farm in Buckeystown, Maryland. They offer cut-your-own Christmas trees, as well as pre-cut trees and wreaths. The farm is open from the Friday after Thanksgiving.
One negative is that you have to pay for the trees on the way out which causes the parking lot to be insane causing a long wait to leave.
They offer rides & saws for you to pick and cut their own trees. There is also a selection of pre-cut trees too. The customer service is really great, they will shake, bind, & offer a hand to your vehicle.
The tree selection is great too plus they have a snack bar and a gift shop.
Pro tip: Go early to avoid the check out line.
3. Woodlake Tree Farm
Woodlake Tree Farm is a family-owned and operated farm in Oakland, Maryland, just a short drive from Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Resort.
They open the day after Thanksgiving and remain open daily until they are sold out.
They offer cut-your-own Christmas trees, as well as pre-cut trees, garlands and wreaths.
4. Cawley Family Farm
Cawley farm is located in Denton, MD and provides a wide array of live and pre-cut trees from which to choose such as Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, and White Pine, some of which are pre-cut only or cut your own. They even create wreaths daily.
5. Prettyboy Run Farms
Another Christmas tree farm located in Parkton, MD, Prettyboy Run farms provides amazing Christmas trees for families. One thing I love is the tractor rides which take you out to get the trees and also see the animals. It is very popular with kids.
It is not a very large farm but is a great spot for families. Some selections they have available are Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, White Pine and White Cedar.
The farm also provides tractor rides, Wreaths, Garland, & Holly
6. A Snowballs Chance Tree Farm
Located in Randallstown, not far from Baltimore, this Christmas tree farm is a family owned and operated choose & cut tree farm.
Some choices of trees they have are White Pines & Blue Spruce and Fraser Firs (8′-9′). I believe they usually only open for one weekend early in December so be on the lookout.
7. Gaver Farm, Mount Airy, MD
Gaver farm is located in Mount Airy and is very popular for fall season festivities as a great place to go pumpkin picking in Maryland.
The farm is open for Christmas from November 24 – December 23, 2023 from 9 am – 5 pm daily.
You can choose from over 60 acres of cut your own Christmas trees plus they offer Shaking, tree drilling and Baling for free and the use of their saws.
Gaver farm has a wide variety of tree types and their prices vary based on type, and height of the tree.
You can read about our fun experience at Gaver farms this year!
8. Greenway farms
Greenway farms has two locations in Maryland, one in Woodbine farm and one in Cooksville farm. They provide saws and twine at no extra charge plus free shaking and baling of trees you cut.
9. Waller’s Tree Farm, Freeland, MD
Waller’s has lots of live trees to cut with so many sizes to choose from. The customer service is one thing I love about this farm. They help with literally everything! If you are struggling with cutting your tree, they are always ready to help out.
10. White Marsh Orchard and Christmas Tree Farm
The christmas tree season at White Marsh Orchard begins late November, with options including Douglas fir, Canaan fir, blue spruce, and Norway spruce.
They also offer Christmas decorations for sale such as wreaths etc.
11. Hale tree farms
Located in White Hall, Hale tree farms is not a huge farm but still has a nice selection of trees plus it’s hard to beat their prices. The Staff is always very friendly and helpful.
They are ready to help with shaking the tree to clear debris and loose needles before bailing the tree. If you need help, they can even load the tree into your vehicle!
Check their calendar before heading out as they are usually open only on weekends.
12. Feezers farm, LLC, Marriottsville, MD
This family-owned farm is open from thanksgiving to Christmas. They have excellent tree selection and amazing customer service. The farm also sells wreaths, poinsettias, and other Christmas decorations to choose from.
Some tree varieties they have are Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Fraser Fir and White Pine. They even provide a bow-saw for you to use at no charge.
13. Wolfes Pine Valley Farms
It is located in Sykesville, MD and is a family-owned and operated farm that has been growing Christmas trees for over 30 years. They offer a variety of tree species to choose from, as well as a variety of activities for the whole family, such as hayrides, petting zoos, and bonfires.
The trees vary in prices based on tree height and type.
Some tree selections include: Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir (white fir), Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir and Nordmann Fir
The Christmas barn has fresh wreaths to hang on the door plus other decorations. Visitors can also grab some snacks, hot chocolate or hot cider while inside.
The farm is beautiful, the staff are very friendly and they have a great tree selection.
14. Friendship trees
Friendship Trees is a cut your own Christmas tree farm with a variety of trees such as Fir, Pine, and Spruce Christmas trees. They also have pre-cut options of Fraser Firs from North Carolina if you would rather grab instead of cutting.
They have a Christmas shop that sells Ornaments, Wreaths, Kissing Balls, gifts and a lot more.
One unique thing about this location is that unlike many other farms, all the trees you cut are a set price regardless of height. They also have really great trees that have already been cut down, usually more expensive than the ones you cut though. They tie up the tree for you and attach it to your car.
15. Otterdale View Christmas Tree Farm, Union Bridge, MD
This farm sells hundreds of trees in various varieties and the sizes go up to 7 feet which tends to be smaller than several other Christmas tree farms. So if you are looking for a larger tree, this might not be the best place.
This year they are open from November 24th through December 10th, 2023.
All their trees are usually priced at $75. One other downside is they only have the “choose and cut” trees so you have to cut down your own as opposed to buying pre-cut ones.
The tree varieties typically available to cut are Canaan Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine, and Norway Spruce. They also have Blue Spruce and Concolor Fir but with limited availability.
16. Davidson Christmas Tree Farm, Upperco, MD
Now this has got to be our favorite Christmas tree farm in maryland! The staff is always kind and helpful.
There are over 60 acres of trees to choose from and is probably one of the biggest Christmas tree farms ever. They even have some trees as tall as 18 feet although most homes won’t need this but perfect for some businesses and outdoor displays.
They provide hand saws, carts to drag your tree back, shaking, netting, and ropes to attach the tree to your car roof.
I recommend going as early as possible and also during the week when it is less crowded.
In the barn located on the farm you can get lots of snacks such as chips, homemade cookies and some handmade ornaments, wreaths and lots of other Christmas decorations. The farm even offers hot apple cider.
The tree varieties include Fraser fir, Concolor fir, White pine, Blue spruce, Norway spruce, Balsam fir, Canaan fir, and Douglas fir.
17. Holiday memories farm
They are a family-owned and operated Christmas Tree Farm in West River, Maryland. They have Cut Your Own Christmas Trees, Sunflowers fields, Pick-Your-Own Blueberries, Free Range Farm Eggs, Chicks and more.
18. Sewell’s Farm, Taneytown, MD
Sewell’s is another great farm in Maryland and is open from the weekend before Thanksgiving through December 23rd. The farm has varieties such as Frasier fir, Canaan fir, Douglas fir, Concolor fir, Blue spruce, and White pine.
You can get pre-cut trees or cut down their own. Unlike some other Christmas tree farms, they do not allow dogs although provide a dog walking area.
They also sell wreaths and other Christmas decorations.
19. Triadelphia Lake View Farm, Glenelg, MD
This Christmas tree farm offers Douglas Fir, White Pine, Blue Spruce, Cannan Fir, Balsam Fir and Fraser Fir.
One highlight for us is getting to take pictures with Santa on days he shows up. He is not there everyday so be sure to call to make sure.
There is also a stand where you can purchase snacks and drinks.
The farm offers tree shaking, tree bailing and tree drilling at no extra cost.
20. Pine Valley Christmas Trees
One thing about Pine Valley Farms is their customer service. It’s not all the time a farm has exactly what customers want but they are able to do their part by not only giving names of farms but also calling them to help you get what you want.
Pine Valley is one of the best places to get the freshest Christmas tree in this area.
There is a barn on the farm that sells wreaths, christmas decorations, snacks and drinks and also some free hot chocolate or hot cider.
Some tree varieties include Douglas fir, Fraser Firs as well as Blue Spruce and they can go as high as 12 feet.
21. Blue Heron Christmas Tree Farm
Like most Christmas tree farms in MD, Blue Heron also offers free wagon, saw, tree drilling, bagging and shaking.
For varieties, they have the Douglas Fir, White pine and Fraser firs which are pre-cut. Some of the trees are usually between 6 to 10 feet tall.
22. Hilltop tree farm
Hilltop tree farm is a choose and cut farm located in Conowingo, MD. One thing is sometimes they run out of trees fast, so it’s also best to call or check the website for updates on closures.
Some varieties they have include Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, and White Pine, and a small number of Concolor Fir.
The trees are usually priced at the same fee of $75 which is great unless you plan to get a bigger tree around 8.5 to 10 feet tall.
The staff here is exceptionally friendly and always ready to help drill, shake and bag your trees.
23. Clemsonville christmas tree farm
They are located in Union Bridge Maryland and are a family owned farm. It’s best to call ahead to make sure they still have trees as sometimes they may experience shortages especially closer to Christmas time.
Their customer service is exceptional and it’s always a great view to see a decoration of Santa sleeping in the nicely decorated barn.
24. Frostee tree farm
Not a very popular Christmas tree farm in White Marsh, but they have the usual varieties of trees, White Pine, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce and Norway Spruce plus limited supply of bagged trees.
25. Good spirits christmas tree farm
Their Christmas tree sales start the day after Thanksgiving and will continue till they sell out of trees. The varieties available include Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Frasier Fir, Norway Spruce and White Pine.
The farm also has woodland hiking trails and a shed with hot chocolate and apple cider to keep you warm.
26. Deer creek valley tree farm
This is a nice small family business that really takes pride in pruning and shaping the trees so customers have the perfect Christmas tree to take home.
They have several varieties like White Pine, Douglas Fir, and Canaan Fir, plus wreaths, and even trees like White pines up to 16 feet tall for businesses or outdoor displays.
They are a choose and cut tree farm.
27. Jarrettsville Nurseries christmas tree farm
The varieties of trees available here include Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir and White pine. Jarrettsvillel even offers free wagon rides to the fields. They also have other Christmas decorations, Train Garden displays, visits with Santa, refreshments like Pit Beef, Pit Turkey, Burgers, Fries, and more!
If you’re lucky, you may get to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus for photos and candy canes.
28. Mountains Edge Tree Farm
The family and staff at this tree farm are so friendly and always willing to help. The trees are also great quality and affordable.
Pretty much any tree for $60 and they will provide a saw and free rope. You can use the carts, saws and gloves they have available. For trees, they have Firs such as Concolor, Silver & Turkish and Spruces like Norway & Blue. Like most places, they also offer free Tree Baling, Tree Drilling, Tree Shaking.
Be sure to stop by at their barn for some cookies, hot cider, and hot chocolate,
29. Jones family farm
This is a nice farm that sells fresh picked, locally grown fruits and vegetables. They have two locations, one in Edgewood, MD and one on Prospect road.
The farm has trees that are 5 to 12 feet in height, and over 30 acres, with about 15,000 Christmas trees! For businesses or outdoor displays, they have larger trees upwards of 25-30 feet!
You can choose from a variety of trees like White Pine, Fraser Fir, Concolor, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, and timeless Cedar trees.
You do not have to hurl the trees all the way as they have wagons for bringing the trees up out of the fields. They also sell snacks, beverages, freshly made wreaths, decorations, potted red and purple winterberries, holly bushes, and more.
30. Martin tree farm
Another family-owned tree farm in Maryland. One highlight for us is always the large playground for kids to play in. The farm also sells swags, tree stands and refreshments. You can select from White Pine, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir and Concolor Fir varieties.
31. Dreamland Christmas Tree Farm, Middletown, MD
Now this Christmas tree farm really goes all out! They offer both pre-cut and cut your own trees plus a huge indoor Christmas shop with ornaments, stands, wreaths and more. The Tree farm also has a cafe area with hot cocoa, apple cider, or freshly baked cookies!
If you are coming with your kids, they have a playground set specially for the kids to play in. It might be cold weather, but your kids always love to play.
The varieties offered here include Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and Canaan Fir for cut your own and for Precut, they have Balsam fir, Concord fir, and Fraser Fir. There is a map to see where the different kinds of trees are located.
One thing I loved about the farm when I first heard of them is the fact that they started as a way to honor Christ who is the reason for the season of Christmas. As a Christian, this is very important to us as Christ is our foundation.
It is hands down one of our favorite Christmas tree farms in Maryland, it’s such a whimsical and amazing place to visit.
32. Showvaker’s Christmas Tree Farm, Manchester, MD
They offer the following variety of trees: Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine and White Pine and prices vary depending on the type of tree and height.
Showvaker’s also has trees as tall as 18 feet perfect for outdoor displays.
While shopping for the perfect tree, you can enjoy the animals at the petting zoo or grab some free hot chocolate or fresh hot cider.
33. P and J Tree Farm
This farm is located in Delmar, MD and opens from around Thanksgiving weekend to December 23rd pr a few days before Christmas. Their prices are also quite reasonable and customer service is great.
34. Pusey’s Tree Plantation
This is another beautiful place to go with the family when searching for a Christmas tree. Their staff are always ready to do what they can to help you find the right tree.
35. 3 Blessings Tree Farm
This is a family oriented tree farm in Maryland. Some tree varieties this farm provides are Canaan, Nordmann, and Douglas fir. They also sell Christmas decorations, garland roping, large pine cones, and custom wreathing.
36. Hickory hill farm
This year the farm will open for Christmas trees the weekend before thanksgiving. They will also only offer pre-cut trees this year, wreaths, roping, and arrangements. The varieties include Fraser fir, and Balsam/Fraser cross. Some years you can cut their own but it depends on the availability of choose and cut trees.
37. Simmons’ Christmas Trees
They have two locations and have varieties like White Pine, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and Canaan Fir which are available up to heights of 15 feet.
The staff is extremely pleasant and helpful plus the prices are very fair. Simmons’ also has free hayrides, hot chocolate and especially model trains which the kids always love.
33. Payne Christmas Trees and Holiday Market, Elkridge, MD
This is one of our favorite Christmas tree farms in MD. They have pre-cut trees although no cut your own trees. Santa typically visits on some weekends; I believe the first day for Santa this year is the 29th of November. The tree varieties Fraser fir, Douglas fir, Scotch pine, and White pine trees are typically available.
While here, you can also grab a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider and roast marshmallows.
They have a market that sells a variety of decorations and gifts.
Map of Christmas tree farms in Maryland
Christmas events and activities in Maryland and DC
How to pick the Best Christmas Tree
Selecting the best real Christmas tree involves a few key considerations to ensure you get a fresh, healthy tree that suits your preferences. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you pick the perfect real Christmas tree:
- Determine Your Space: Measure the height and width of the space where you intend to place the tree. This will help you choose a tree that fits perfectly without overcrowding or being too small.
- Choose a Variety: Decide on the type of tree you prefer based on factors such as fragrance, needle retention, and appearance. Common options include Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Blue Spruce, and Norway Spruce, as mentioned in the previous response.
- Check for Freshness: A fresh tree is essential for a beautiful and safe holiday display. Look for these signs of freshness:
- Needles should be pliable and firmly attached to branches. Avoid trees with brittle or dry needles.
- Shake the tree gently or run your hand along a branch. If many needles fall off, it may not be very fresh.
- Examine the cut end of the trunk. It should be sticky with resin, a sign of a healthy tree. If it’s dry or looks discolored, the tree may not be fresh.
- Inspect the Tree: Examine the tree from all angles to ensure it has a symmetrical shape and that branches are evenly distributed. Make sure there are no bare spots or irregularities.
What type of real Christmas Tree do you need?
The type of real Christmas tree you need can vary depending on your personal preferences and what is available in your region.
Different types of real Christmas trees have distinct characteristics, including fragrance, needle retention, and appearance. Here are some common types of real Christmas trees:
- Fraser Fir: Known for its excellent needle retention and pleasant fragrance, the Fraser Fir is a popular choice. It has sturdy branches that can hold ornaments well and a classic Christmas tree shape.
- Balsam Fir: Balsam Firs have a strong evergreen scent and dark green needles. They are known for their attractive, symmetrical shape and good needle retention.
- Douglas Fir: Douglas Firs have soft, dark green needles and a sweet fragrance. They are often chosen for their full, bushy appearance and ability to hold ornaments.
- Scotch Pine: Scotch Pines have a classic Christmas tree look with dense branches and long-lasting needles. They may require more watering than some other varieties.
- White Pine: White Pines have soft, flexible needles and a lighter green color. They have a mild fragrance and a graceful, open appearance.
- Blue Spruce: Blue Spruces have a unique bluish tint to their needles and a strong, aromatic fragrance. They are known for their sturdy branches but may have sharp needles.
- Norway Spruce: Norway Spruces have a traditional Christmas tree shape with dense, dark green needles. They have a pleasant fragrance but may drop needles more quickly than other varieties.
Final thoughts on Christmas Tree Farms in Maryland
As the holiday season approaches, consider making a trip to a Christmas tree farm in Maryland, where you can start or continue a cherished family tradition. These farms offer more than just a variety of trees; they provide a full family experience.
Whether you’re looking for a Frasier fir, white pine or Douglas fir, there is something special about roaming amongst rows and rows of trees on an evergreen farm.
Children and adults alike will be delighted to explore the Christmas shops, filled with unique and festive decorations that will bring the spirit of the season into your home. But most importantly, a visit to a Christmas tree farm is an opportunity for family bonding, a day of creating memories that will be treasured long after the tree has come down.
So this year, make the holiday season truly special with a trip to a Maryland Christmas tree farm.