It’s time to deck the halls and trim the tree! If you love the experience of cutting your own live tree, Chattanooga has many Christmas tree farms for your family to explore.
How will you decorate your tree this year?
As you get ready to set up your tree this year, will you be considering a real tree to hang your memories on? If so, keep a few things in mind as you head out:
- Measure. Be sure to keep in mind that a tree in an open field is bigger than it looks! Its size will be greater the minute it comes through your door. Do yourself a favor and don’t “eyeball” the tree or your space. Take a pocket measuring tape and be sure to have dimensions.
- Make it an experience. Load up the car with blankets and mugs, and make a day of your tree hunt. Many of the tree farms have activities, hot chocolate and even Santa! Allow plenty of time to enjoy the adventure. Be sure to snap pictures so you have them year after year!
- Be prepared. Call ahead for availability, hours and to see what you may need to bring with you. Ask about credit cards or whether they take cash only. Do you need tools to cut the tree or do they offer pre-cut trees? Ask if they have rooted trees for replanting. Knowing ahead of time what to expect will help you be prepared and make the day fun.
A note: If you can’t get in touch with a farm, consider your next choice. They typically shut down when the trees are gone, or they may not be open every year as their crop replenishes. Be sure to confirm availability before making the trip.
As you head out to make your own Christmas tree adventure traditions, here are some local farms that have offered wonderful selections year after year.
2023 Chattanooga Christmas Tree Farms
Cove Christmas Tree Farm – After a year off, this popular spot is back to selling trees this year! They open their gates on November 24th.
654 Kensington Rd
Chickamauga, GA 30707
Raulston Acres Christmas Tree Farm – Opening on November 18th, this farm is a popular spot for North Georgia residents. It has a beautiful gift shop on site where you can get some Christmas presents! They are having pictures with Santa on Friday, November 17th from 5:30 – 7:30. Bring your own camera and just pay for the sitting fee.
2572 Georgia 95
Rock Springs, GA 30739
Kittle Christmas Tree Farm – This farm in Ringgold has a variety of Christmas trees for you to choose from. Their season typically opens the week before Thanksgiving, so check their Facebook page for an opening day.
985 Salem Valley Road
Ringgold, GA 30736
Weaver Tree Farms – While you can’t cut your own tree here, they offer a wide variety of pre-cut Christmas trees for your family to enjoy. Their location in Red Bank is also very convenient for downtown Chattanoogans. They are opening for the season on November 24th.
308 Signal Mountain Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Christmas Carroll Tree Farm – Located in Lafayette, GA, with two locations to serve you, this farm has many tree styles to offer. One location opens on 11/18 and the other opens on Black Friday.
7206 Highway 95
LaFayette, GA 30728
Santa Land Christmas Tree Farm – Also located in Lafayette, GA, this farm opens its gates on Thanksgiving Day.
2574 Concord Road
LaFayette, GA 30728
Campbell’s Christmas Tree Farm – This farm is located in Harrison, TN. They open on November 24th.
7503 Walnut Hills Drive
Harrison, Tennessee 37341
Tom Sawyer Tree Farm – This is another location where you can’t cut your own tree, but they have beautiful Frasier Firs straight from their fields in North Carolina for you to take home and enjoy. They open for the season on November 17th.
600 Manufacturers Rd.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
Wheeler Tree Farm – Located in Tunnel Hill, this Christmas tree farm has gorgeous trees for you and your family to cut. Opening day is November 18th.
Other Christmas Tree Farms in East Tennessee and North Georgia:
Bluebird Christmas Tree Farm
985 Brushy Valley Road
Heiskell, TN 37754
(865) 599-3522 or (865) 457-5682
Little Mountain Tree Farm
3186 Griffith Road
Pikeville, TN 37367
Camps Christmas Forest
415 Kile Rd
Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874
Entrance at the corner of Kile Rd & Church Rd