Cut Your Own Christmas Trees Near Charlotte for Holidays 2021

Yes Virginia there is a Christmas Tree Shortage this year, so don’t delay. Several of our fave Fraser Fir tree farms in the mountains are closed while they wait for new growth to re-supply. And those that are open may only be open til early December / while supplies last.

While there are lots of local lots to pick your fraser fir, we love a Choose-and-Cut tree farm trip to any of these nearby Christmas tree farms. Make an annual tradition of it! What else do you have to do the day after Thanksgiving other than eat, clean, and shop?

CHOOSE-AND-CUT Tree Farms (sorted by distance)

Grace Tree Farm

Open Friday 11/26
Denver, NC (26 miles)

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

2021 Hours of Operation Christmas Tree Season (while trees available)

  • Opening Day Friday November 26th: 8:30-5:30​
  • Saturdays: 8:30-5:30
  • Sundays: 10-5:30
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays (other than opening day): 1-5:30
  • Thursdays CLOSED

Cedar Lake Tree Farm

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

Christmas trees and greenery, Wreaths, roping, swags, Farm animals, haystacks and hay tunnels. Plus Santa

Types of trees offered: Choose & Cut $50 any tree, Virginia Pine, Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress. Pre-cut Fraser Firs and Turkish Fir

Dates of operation: Open while tree supplies last

  • 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, plus ball and burlap trees.

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, Christmas Mint Cypress, Carolina Sapphire Cypress, Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia (Southern Scotch) Pine, White Pine. Pre-Cut Fraser Fir.

Dates of operation: Opens Friday, November 26. 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: 

Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm

  • BLUE ICE ( Silver Cast Great Fragrance)
  • Precut Premium FRASER FIR/ 7FT – 8FT $70
  • Fresh Fraser Fir Wreaths
  • Fresh White Pine Garland
  • Field Trees up to 8.5FT $8.50/FT

Hours & Days of operation while supplies last:

Nov 27 SAT 8:30 am – 5:00pm
Nov 28 SUN 12:00 pm – 5:00pm
Dec 04 SAT 8:30 am – 5:00pm
Dec 05 SUN 12:00 pm – 5:00pm
Dec 11 SAT 8:30 am – 5:00pm
Dec 12 SUN 12:00 pm – 5:00pm
*Closed earlier if Fraser Firs sold out*

Helms Tree Farm

Now Open
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 Friday after Thanksgiving
Albermarle, NC (41 miles from Charlotte)

Types of trees offered: 

Field grown trees: Virginia Pine, Green Giant, Murray x Leland cypress, White Pine, Carolina Saphire.

Also precut Fraser Fir and Blue Spruce trees from the mountains along with hand made wreaths. Tree prices includes shaking & cleaning, drilling hole for spike stand, net wrapping and assisting with loading on your car.

Hours and Days of operation:  

  • Thursdays 3 to 5 Friday.
  • 3 till 5 Saturday
  • 9 to 5 Sundays 1 till 5
  • Other days by appointment

Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree Farm

Now Open
Laurel Springs, NC (107 miles from Charlotte)

Trees range from 4 feet to 13 feet. An average tree of 6 to 7 feet tall is approximately $70.

Hours and Days of operation: 9 am to Dark on WEEKENDS. Otherwise, by appointment only.

November 26 / 27 / 28
December 4 / 5
December 11 / 12

Cartner Christmas Tree Farm
Now Open through Dec 5
Newland, NC (114 miles from Charlotte)

Choose and Cut Fraser Firs 2021: Nov. 25-28 and Dec. 4-5 during the hours of 9-5

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


  • Friday Nov. 26th  9am-5pm (Santa)
  • Saturday Nov. 27th  9am-5pm (Santa)
  • Sunday Nov. 28th 9am-5pm (Santa)
  • Tuesday Nov. 30th  9am-5pm
  • Wednesday Dec. 1st  9am-5pm
  • Thursday Dec. 2nd  9am-5pm
  • Friday Dec. 3rd  9am-5pm
  • Saturday Dec. 4th  9am-5pm
  • Sunday Dec. 5th  9am-5pm

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

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees Open weekend before Thanksgiving through Christmas OR until they sell out, CALL BEFORE YOU GO 828-400-2933 or check their Facebook page for updates.

Monday—Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Favorite Local Spots to Buy

  • Kings Drive Charlotte – the Farmers Market converts from pumpkins to trees. When: M-S (9:00 am – 9:00 pm)
Charlotte Christmas Trees & Greenery

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.

  • St. Gabriel Catholic Church – 3016 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28211
  • Holiday Evergreens @ Harris YMCA & Ballantyne Village
  • 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.
  • Snowflake Village: 12201 S Tryon St.  Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm Sunday 12pm – 6pm Snowflake Village is a 501c non*profit  retail Christmas tree lot selling NC trees, garland and wreaths along with other seasonal merchandise to raise funds to donate to support local charities like Steel Creek Athletic Association, ALS Foundation and others.


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