Charlotte Christmas Trees. 13 Cut Your Own Options plus Local Favorites To Buy

When do you get your tree? Are you a Thanksgiving weekend IN followed by OUT on Christmas night type? Or don’t put up until the week before and out on Kings Day? I was always fascinated by the families who decorated their tree ON Christmas Eve as part of the ritual. And then went to Midnight Mass. I mean, that’s a wildly long night for the parents.

Whenever you put the tree up, picking the right one is always a major thing. We think this season will bring ever more interest in both choose & cut trees and really blowing out the tree size & decor, so plan ahead and get out early in the season. We’re all spending so much time at home that a Tree In Every Room doesn’t sound remotely excessive to us.

Day Trip CHOOSE-AND-CUTS

Grace Tree Farm

Open Friday 11/27 at 8:30 AM
Denver, NC (26 miles)

Types of trees offered: White Pine, Leland cypress, Carolina Sapphires, Green Giant Arborvitae, Frasier Fir (pre-cut)

Dates of operation: Open thru 12/19 except Thursdays as follows:

  • Friday 11/27/2020 8:30 AM-Dark​
  • Saturdays (11/28, 12/5, 12/12, & 12/19) 8:30 AM-Dark
  • Sundays (11/29 & 12/6) 10AM-Dark    Sunday (12/13) 1PM-Dark
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays (other than opening day) 1 PM-Dark
  • Thursdays CLOSED

Cedar Lake Tree Farm

Now Open, no Santa.
Iron Station, NC (26.6 miles from Charlotte)

Types of trees offered: Virginia Pine Trees for choose and cut, fraser firs also available

Dates of operation: Open through December 20:

  • Monday-Saturday: 9am- 8pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Lutz Christmas Tree Farm

Opens Thanksgiving Day
Clover, SC (30.1 miles)

Types of trees offered: Leyland cypress, carolina sapphire, blue ice cypress.

Dates of operation: Opens Thanksgiving day at 10 am. Season hours are Friday-Sunday 10-5 and Monday-Thursday 3-5

Penland Christmas Tree Farm

Opens Friday, 11/27
York, SC (36.6 miles)

Types of trees offered: Blue Ice Cypress, Carolina Sapphire Cypress, Cryptomeria, Deodar Cedar, Emerald Green Arborvitae, Leyland Cypress, Loblolly Pine, Nellie R. Stevens Holly, Red Cedar Virginia, Pine White Pine.

Dates of operation: Opens Friday, November 27. Additional hours are Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Pinetop Farm

Now Open
Salisbury, NC (42.7 miles from Charlotte)

Types of trees offered: White Pine, Scotch Pine, Blue Ice, Leyland Cypress, Fraser Fir (pre-cut).

Dates of operation: Open thru December 19 only on Saturdays (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sundays (noon – 5 p.m.)

Helms Tree Farm

Now Open, no Santa.
Vale, NC (48.3 miles from Charlotte)

Types of trees offered: Carolina Saphire, White Pine, Leyland Cypress, Red Cedar, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir (pre-cut).

Dates of operation:  Open WEDS thru SUNDAYS various hours see here.

Good to Know: Helms’ Christmas Tree Farm, which has been in operation since 1972, practices regenerative planting that replaces each tree cut with a new one the following year.

Almond Christmas Tree Farm

Opens Thanksgiving Day. Appointments
Albermarle, NC (41 miles from Charlotte)

Types of trees offered: Leyland Cypress, White Pine, Virginia Pine, Carolina Sapphire and Blue Ice grown on site

Dates of operation:  Open THURS thru SUNDAYS various hours see here.

Longer Drives

Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree Farm
Laurel Springs, NC (107 miles from Charlotte)

Cartner Christmas Tree Farm
PRE-ORDER ONLY IN 2020
Newland, NC (114 miles from Charlotte)

Nesbitt Christmas Tree Farm
Clyde, NC (141 miles)

Frosty Mountain Christmas Trees
Marshall (144 miles from Charlotte)

Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm
Waynesville, NC (146 miles from Charlotte)

Smoky Mountain Christmas Tree Farm
Waynesville, NC (146 miles from Charlotte)

Favorite Local Spots to Buy

Online

Charlotte Christmas Trees – Online ordering and free delivery

Midtown

Kings Drive Charlotte – the Farmers Market converts from pumpkins to trees.
The Simpson Family also has a SouthPark lot next to the new Starbucks at 4805 Sharon Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210
When: M-S (9:00 am – 9:00 pm)

Charlotte Christmas Trees & Greenery

East Charlotte

Connell Family Christmas Trees – 3600 Central Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205
Sun.-Th (9:00 am – 10:00 pm) F-Sat. (9:00 am – 11:00 pm)

This tree farm is based in Alleghany county. This family has been in the Christmas tree business in the Charlotte area for over 30 years.

Hometown Heros: Several lots – see below (All lots open M-F 5 p.m. – until; Sat. 9 a.m. – until; Sun. 1 p.m. – until)

You can give back to those in need this year by making a purchase at one of the four tree lots run by Hometown Heros — a non-profit dedicated to supporting the families of children with cancer. Trees start at $60 and wreaths start at $15. Lots also have tree stands available for purchase.

South Charlotte – Stay Tuned for updates on Hours etc.

St. Gabriel Catholic Church – 3016 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211

Holiday Evergreens @ Harris YMCA & Ballantyne Village

Adam Faulk Tanksley Foundation Lot – New Christmas Tree Lot location located at 8500 Rea Road. (Directly across from Crane Road on Rea Road). All proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research.

Hunter Farm: 13624 Providence Rd., Weddington CHRISTMAS TREE LOT (No reservations required) Monday -Sunday 9am – 9pm
Fresh cut NC fraser firs, hand made wreaths, and garland. Trimming and netting included.

Steele Creek

Snowflake Village: 12201 S Tryon St.
NOW OPEN.

  • Opened Nov 21st
  • Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Snowflake Village is a 501c non*profit  retail Christmas tree lot. We sell NC trees, garland and wreaths along with other seasonal merchandise. Our mission is to create lasting holiday memories for you and your family while giving back to the community.   The Snowflake Village  raises proceeds to support local charities like Steel Creek Athletic Association, ALS Foundation and others.

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