If you’re still getting your Christmas tree from the store, you’re missing out on one of the best parts of Christmas. Before the era of the artificial tree, families enjoyed a yearly tradition of going to a real Christmas tree farm to pick out the perfect tree. Luckily, there are still plenty of Christmas tree farms in Alabama keeping this tradition alive. Good thing, too—there’s nothing quite like the thick, piney smell of an authentic Christmas tree. No artificial tree could ever compare! Find the perfect tree for the season at one of these 10 best Christmas tree farms in Alabama.
If you’re looking for an authentic Christmas tree farm experience (emphasis on the “farm” part), you need to check out Thornhill Farm. Their tree field features acres of Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, White Pine, and Fraser Fir trees to give your home the right Christmas vibe. Just hop aboard the custom-built train that will take you to the heart of the Christmas tree forest and pick out one (or more!) to take home with you.
No, there aren’t any actual beavers helping to take down your tree. But with such a friendly, warm experience here, you won’t even notice! This choose and cut Christmas tree farm gives you the old-fashioned experience your ancestors enjoyed while ensuring you only get a high-quality, healthy tree. The farm also offers food, hot chocolate, and free hayrides to complete your experience.
This fun choose and cut Christmas tree farm has been providing its guests with excellent trees for several decades. Even Santa Claus himself knows the farm well, and has been known to make appearances here. This sprawling farm often has thousands of trees available, so you’re sure to find one that’s worthy of a place in your home.
This Christmas tree farm isn’t just a place to pick out a tree—think of it more like a destination for holiday fun. The living tree farm features activities like a bounce house, a manger scene, train rides, camel and pony rides, and a chance to tell ol’ Saint Nick that you deserve a spot on his Nice list. If you just can’t get enough Christmas spirit, soon you’ll be able to book a stay in one of their on-site cabins!
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Who says a Christmas tree has to be green? For those looking to add a little color to their holiday flair, Christmas in Dixie features some of the most beautiful colored trees you’ll ever see. Of course, you can also opt for a traditional green one, too. The entire place is a picture-perfect scene, and you’ll want to get plenty of holiday pictures while you’re there. Santa is also known to be on site, so make sure you’re extra nice!
Visitors get a true Christmas tree farm experience at Pine Hill Farms. They grow several varieties right there at the farm, in addition to bringing in fresh cut trees. Aside from their trees, they feature fun farm activities, like the live blacksmithing demonstrations, tractor rides, a reindeer barn, and more all free of charge. Don't forget to grab a complimentary cup of hot cocoa, coffee, or "the best apple cider you've ever had",
With over 200 acres of farmland, this Christmas tree farm offers plenty of beautiful trees to delight their guests. This long-standing Alabama tradition has been outfitting homes with quality Christmas trees since the 1980s, and is one of the only Christmas tree farms still in operation from that time. Here you can find your ideal Leyland cypress or Virginia pine that are grown right on the farm, or choose from their selection of Fraser firs imported from North Carolina. Before you leave, make sure you swing by the Tree Toppers gift shop to stock up on beautiful decorations for your new tree.
This charming family business provides a well-rounded holiday experience that is sure to become your next family tradition. Start by picking out your perfect tree, then enjoy old fashioned hot cider, mule and wagon rides, a gift shop, and a visit with Santa Claus. They also offer garland and wreaths made from the trimmings of their own trees.
Don’t let the name sway you—you won’t find any lumps of “cole” here! What you can expect is a healthy variety of Virginia pines, Carolina sapphires, and Leyland and Murray cypress trees, along with free hot chocolate and coffee and a hayride. Bonus points—they take credit cards, too!
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Anyone can sell “fresh” cut Christmas trees, but it doesn’t get any fresher than a tree from Stinson’s. This choose-and-cut tree farm means you get a fresh cut every time. It’s a small farm, but one that never fails to delight.