Where to Buy a Christmas Tree in Chester County

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While visiting friends over Thanksgiving, I learned of a new outdoor activity that I would like to adopt as a family tradition this year – Christmas Tree Tailgating! Now, no judgment to those that have given up on vacuuming the pine needles, washing off sap and trying to water without puncturing your skin. My mom gave up the fight long ago and we typically only complain for the start of the holiday now. If you are like my mom and only venture into storage for your tree and tree-scented candle, you might want to stop reading now. For those of you who can’t wait to bundle up and stroll through each isle of douglas fir and blue spruce while reciting lines from The Christmas Story, then this is for you.


 According to Christmas Tree Tailgating protocol, the following are essential to a day of fun and, of course, successful acquisition of the tree:

  1. Invite all of your family and friends
  2. Layer your clothing
  3. Pack a cooler full of sandwiches, Christmas cookies and drinks (beer is always a friendly addition in our cooler)
  4. Accessories may include sporting equipment (footballs, soccer balls, whiffle balls), portable tv’s, pumpkin chunkin devices to dispose of previous holiday décor, grill, chairs, etc.

Once you have successfully completed steps one through four, sit back, relax and have a great day with friends and family; culminating of course, with the careful selection of your Christmas tree.

 Below are a few Christmas tree vendors I have spotted around town. Please let us know where you have purchased your tree this year and if you had a good experience. To view the list, click “Read More”.


 J&J Lawn and Landscaping, Inc.

jandjfertilizing.com/

710 Old Fern Hill Road, West Chester, PA

610-436-4979


Tricolor Tree Farm

tricolortree.com/cutYourOwn.htm

1480 Hall Road, West Chester, PA

1 Mile off Rt. 322 on Hall Rd, between West Chester & Downingtown,
across from Highland Orchards, entrance on Hall Rd

610-269-1034


Wiggins Trees

wigginschristmastrees.com

1301 West Chester Pike
West Chester, Pa
All pre-cut Christmas Tress $19 and up
610.344.7822
Open 9am – 9pm Daily

1257 Westtown Thornton Rd
West Chester, Pa
Westtown Thornton u cut $45
Open 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday


 The Christmas Tree Shop

955 East Lancaster Ave

Downingtown, PA 19335

610-518-9340


Clark’s Christmas Tree Farm

clarkschristmastrees.com

235 Pusey Mill Rd

Cochranville, PA

610-358-4933

There are Discount Cards at the Shop-Rite’s exit for $5 & $10 off


Temporary Christmas Tree Vendors:

  • The Commons of Thornbury Shopping Center, Intersection of 202 and 926
  • Intersection of Gay and Adams, across from Borough Hall (The have sign that says “We have rope” )
  • Market Street, between Walnut and Matlack, on the right hand side, before the Note

From a group of emails I was sent the following in great detail:

Adams Christmas Trees – ORGANIC, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, trees baled, saws provided,
260 Hopewell Road, Elverson, PA 19520. Phone: 610-506-5656. Email: irvadams@ptd.net. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in December. Open: Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm. Payment: Cash, Check. All trees organically grown. Lots of tall trees available, up to 20′ Stand Strait Tree Drilling Available
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce.

Buck Run Evergreen Farms – Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, garlands, trees baled, free tree trimmings,
1479 Hall Road, West Chester, PA 19380. Phone: 570-449-4534. Email: mike@buckrunevergreens.com. Open: from Thanksgiving until the weekend before Christmas on Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 8 pm, Sunday 9 am to 5 pm, closed Monday to Thursday. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx.
Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Noble Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir).
Living, rooted tree varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir.

Clarks Christmas Tree Farm – Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, trees baled, saws provided, gift shop, porta-potties
235 Pusey Mill Road, Cochranville, PA 19330. Phone: 610-358-4933. Fax: 610-497-0110. Email: billclark2001@hotmail.com. Open: after thanksgiving, Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 until dark, Friday 12:00 until dark; Call for weekday hours. Directions: Please go to web site for directions. clarkschristmastrees.com. Click here for a map and directions. Payment:
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Douglas Fir.
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.
Living, rooted tree varieties: Douglas Fir.

Coventree Farm – Choose and cut Christmas trees, Precut trees Christmas trees, saws are provided, Trees baled or wrapped, wreaths & greens, Tractor/Horse & Wagon rides, Public restrooms available, tree drilling for tree stands, shaking & baling available
661 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown, PA 19465. Phone: 610-495-6710. Email: coventree@aol.com. Open: 9 to 4:30 Saturday and Sunday.  
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose & Cut your own: Douglas Fir 6′
Pre-Cut Varieties: Douglas Fir 6 to 8′, Fraser Fir 6 to 8′.

Dan’s Tree Farm – Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas decorations, trees tied, drilling, trees baled, free tree trimmings,
595 Pikeland Ave, Spring City, PA 19465. Phone: (610) 948-3042. Email: cganovsky@yahoo.com. Directions: Off of 724 in Spring City, look for our signs. Click here for a map and directions. Open: During the Christmas season we are open 7 days a week, 9am to 7pm. Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, only. We are a family owned and operated tree farm that has been in business for over 50 years. We provide beautiful trees at amazing prices (35$ and up), come visit us at the farm! Please note: Our selection of cut your own trees is limited this year due to high demand. We also offer free tree drilling for your “stand-straight” tree stand.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, White Pine, White Spruce.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, White Pine, White Spruce.
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir and Fraser FirLiving, rooted tree varieties: Norway Spruce, White Spruce.

Farmer’s Daughter Farm Market – Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, face painting, birthday parties, school tours
3190 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475. Phone: 610-495-4555. Fax: 610-495-1488. Email: Farmersdaughterfarmmarket@verizon.net. Directions: available on website And for a map to our farm, Click here. Our products are usually available in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: 7 days a week 10-6pm Extended hours seasonally March thru December Open Thur.- Sunday 10-5pm January and February. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Homegrown sweet corn-what we are famous for!

Heylmun’s Pine Hill Farm – Choose and cut Christmas trees, Precut trees Christmas trees, saws are provided, Trees shaken and baled, Wreaths and greens, and Restrooms available,  Children’s play area
1174 Sheep Hill Road, Pottstown, PA 19465. Phone: 610-323-8045 or 800-322-7022. Email: pinhilsal@yahoo.com. Directions: From Phila – West on Rte. 422 out of King of Prussia – South on Rte.100 S. to 724 West (about 1 mile) to left on Sheep Hill Road 3/4 mile to farm. Open: Dawn to Dusk.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose & Cut your own: 6 to 11′ Scotch Pine, 6 to 9′ White Pine, 5 to 8′ Colorado Spruce, 6 to 8′ Norway Spruce
Pre-Cut: 6 to 8′ Canaan Fir

Marsh Creek Tree Farm – Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, garlands, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides, free hot chocolate, porta-potties
301 Marsh Road, Elverson, PA 19520. Phone: 610-996-8733. Fax: 610-469-3838. Email: john@marshcreektree.com. Open: Friday, from 12 pm to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm, November 26 to December 23. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Route 23 & Route 100, travel Route 23 West to Route 345, make a left, travel to Route 401, make a left, Marsh Road is the second right, follow the signs the farm is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, White Pine.
Living, rooted tree varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, White Pine.

Old Stone Farm – Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides,
688 Strickersville Road, Landenberg, PA 19350. Phone: 484-798-8413. Directions: From Newark, Delaware: Take 273 West 6 miles, At traffic light in Fair Hill MD, turn right onto Route 213, Go 2 miles north into PA., Turn right onto Strickersville Road First farm on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Updates: Click here for updates. Open: Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday noon to 4 pm. Open for Christmas trees from the day after Thanksgiving to December 20. Payment: Cash, Check.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Eastern White Pine, Fraser Fir.
PreCut varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce.

Schmidts’ Tree Farm – Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, live reindeer, Christmas decorations, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter wagon rides,
1741 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg, PA 19350. Phone: 610-274-8560. Email: info@schmidtschristmastreefarm.com. Directions: 5 miles north of Newark DE on Route 896, then north 1 and a half miles on Flint Hill Road (between PA Routes 841 and 896 on Flint Hill Rd). And for a map to our farm, click here. Open: Monday to Friday 12 pm to 5 pm, Saturday to Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Come see our three reindeer, Fraser, Nordmann, and Spruce. They love the attention our customers provide.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.
PreCut varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.
Living, rooted tree varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, White Pine.

Tricolor Tree Farm – Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides,
1480 Hall Road, West Chester, PA 19380. Phone: 610-269-1034. Alternate Phone: 610-269-9016. Fax: 610-269-1044. Email: sales@tricolortree.com. Open: Friday , Saturday , Sunday 9:00 to 4:30 til Dark. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open from day after Thanksgiving to December 23. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 30, 2009)
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Eastern White Pine, Norway Spruce.
PreCut varieties: Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.
Living, rooted tree varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern White Pine, Norway Spruce, White Pine, White Spruce, and other varieties (call!).

West Chester Railroad – get your Christmas tree train rides
Adams St. and Nields Street, West Chester, PA. Phone: 610.430.2233.Open: Sunday Dec 4 & 11, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Railway is hosting its first Christmas Tree train this holiday season! For the first time, we have partnered with Wiggins Tree Farm in West Chester, PA. The train will board at the intersection of Adams St. and Nields St. There is a gravel parking lot at the intersection. Read More. The train will depart Market St station in West Chester, PA promptly at 8:00 AM. Once on board, passengers will enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts. The train will arrive at Wiggins at approx 8:30 AM where passengers will disembark at the tree farm to go pick and cut your own Christmas tree down. Wiggins Tree Farm will be able to assist you in cutting and transporting your tree back to the train to be placed on our flat car. At 10:00 AM the whistle will sound and passengers will then board the train and be brought back to West Chester where you will be assisted in off loading your Christmas trees. Don’t miss this new spin on a classic holiday tradition! Seating is very limited so please order soon! All trees are purchased separately and have the special price of $40 for all Tree Train ticket holders. Please note: Santa will NOT be on board this train. He is only on board our “Santa’s Express” trains. See below. (ADDED: December 14, 2011)

West Chester Railroad – Santa Express train rides
230 E. Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382. Phone: 610.430.2233. Open: November 25, 26, 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 11AM, 1PM, 3PM. All aboard Santa’s Express! Join Santa for a 90 minute journey on our heated decorated train through the Chester Creek Valley. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be greeting everyone at Market Street Station and then going along for the ride to Glen Mills. Once at Glen Mills passengers can disembark and explore the historic station. There are plenty of photo opportunities on Santa’s lap inside the station. Remember your cameras! Upon return to West Chester, all passengers receive treats from Santa! Passengers also enjoy the live music of Greg Wright and friends singing all of your favorite Christmas songs. They take requests so don’t be shy! Please note: Advance reservations highly recommended. Walk up sales may not be available due to high popularity. (ADDED: December 14, 2011)

Westlake Tree Farms – Uses integrated pest management practices, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter wagon rides, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
2421 North Hill Camp Road, Pottstown, PA 19465. Phone: 800-564-TREE . Alternate Phone: 610-469-6913. Fax: 610-469-0579. Email: westlaketreefarms@gmail.com. Open: Thursdays to Sundays beginning November 26, through December 19, 2010, from 9 am to 5 pm, closed Thanksgiving Day. Directions: From the intersection of Routes 100 and 23, travel West for 3 and a half miles, turn right onto Saint Peters Road and follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Transport your tree in style on one of our Tree Limo tree carts!.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.

Wiggins Christmas Trees – Christmas Trees – you choose and cut, train rides (see West Chester Railroad, above), Holly, Wreaths, Stands, Pine Roping, Balled Trees – individually priced
1257 Westtown Thornton Rd, West Chester, PA. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm from Thanksgiving through Christmas. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. 2011 prices: U-Cut: $45 for 2′ – 10′ Douglas Fir. Customer is responsible for cutting the tree down and dragging it out of the field (carts are available on a limited basis). Wiggins will supply saw, hole in the bottom of the tree (if needed), baling and string for you to secure your tree on your vehicle. Customer can not use a chain saw.

Wiggins Christmas Trees – precut Christmas Trees, living rooted trees, Holly, Wreaths, Stands, Pine Roping, Balled Trees – individually priced
1301 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA. Phone: 610.344.7822. Open: Daily 9am-9pm. Table top trees starting at $19.95 in 2011. Wiggins Precut lot is a full service operation. Customer just needs to select a tree(s). Choose from thousands of trees. Trees are cut as needed on a weekly basis. Individually priced at reasonable prices. 6′-10′ Douglas Fir – cut from our farms. 6′-10′ Fraser Fir – grown in Pennsylvania. Balled Trees – individually priced. Wiggins Will Move tree from lot, Make the first cut on the bottom of the tree, Drill the hole for the stand if requested, Bale the tree, Secure the tree on the customer’s vehicle.

Windridge Farm – Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa appearances, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals
1049 Bartlett Lane, Chester Springs, PA 19425. Phone: 610-469-9299. Email: adarahfarm@aol.com. Directions: At Ludwig’s Corner Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) and Route 401 (Conestoga Road), Take Route 100 N80 yards, turn right on Birchrun Road to first intersection. Bartlett Lane straight. Follow Bartlett Lane to Windridge Farm on left. And for a map to our farm, click here. Open: Monday to Friday 2pm to 5 pm, Saturday, Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. Open for Christmas trees the Friday after Thanksgiving to Dec 22. Payment: Cash, Check.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Canaan Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir), White Pine.
PreCut varieties: Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir.


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