There’s something nostalgic about cutting down your Christmas tree: the smell of pine needles, the adventure of hunting down the perfect tree with your family, chopping it, and then hauling it back to the house for an old-fashioned Christmas.
There are plenty of Christmas tree farms in and around the Indianapolis area where you can experience the magic of cutting down your own Christmas tree. So grab your family, your gloves, and your saw (or use one of theirs if you must) and head to one of these central Indiana Christmas tree farms for a tree-chopping good time. Related Article: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Indianapolis
Where to go to cut down your own Christmas Tree near Indianapolis:
Dull’s Tree Farm
Address: 1765 W Blubaugh Ave, Thorntown
2022 Dates/Hours: Opens Nov. 25, opening day hours are 9 am-6 pm. After that the hours are Monday – Friday: 3-6; Saturday: 9-6; Sunday: 1-6
Pricing: Dull’s Christmas Tree Prices
Just outside Lebanon, Dull’s Tree Farm has offered holiday adventures for many years. From pumpkin picking to a holiday festival, Dull’s is prepared to offer pre-cut trees for purchase, giant, homemade wreaths for the front door, and a visit with Santa on certain weekends. You can also put on your boots, stomp through the snow, and cut down the perfect tree (Scotch Pine, White Pine, and Canaan Fir) for your home.
All Christmas trees will be discounted by 10% after Dec. 1.
Address: 1115 E 1000 N, Fortville
2022 Dates/Hours: Opening day is Nov. 19, at 10 am. Farm hours are Sunday – Friday: Noon-7 pm
Pricing: 2022 Christmas Season Pricing
Piney Acres is a family-owned and operated 73-acre farm in central Indiana, offering ten different pine varieties. Grab a guide map from the farm store and a saw from the barn, hop on a hayride and head out to the zone of your choice to find your perfect Christmas tree. After you finish, a hay wagon will bring you and your tree back to the cozy barn and farm store, also on site: pre-cut trees, hot cocoa, visits with Santa, and more.
Tag a Tree
If you can’t wait until Nov. 19 to pick out your tree, you can visit Piney Acres now and pick out your tree for a $30 deposit. You will then tag the tree you want and come back for it when it is ready.
Watts Christmas Tree Farm
Address: 9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville
2022 Dates: Opening day is Nov. 25.
Maybe you’re not committed 100% to the tree-chopping experience. No problem! Watts Christmas Tree Farm brings its trees to Traders Point Creamery, where you get a unique tree experience. David Watts brings his trees in from farms in North Carolina and Michigan; visitors can select their tree, then visit with the animals on the Traders Point Creamery farm, dine at the restaurant, take a hike around the farm, and more. The annual Christmas on the Farm event will be 4–9 pm on Dec. 3.
Sambol’s Tree Farm
Address:7783 N. State Road 9, Fortville
2022 Dates/Hours: Opening day is Nov. 25, 2022. Opening day requires appointments. Guests can book appointments beginning Nov. 11.
Pricing: Christmas Tree Pricing
Sambol’s Tree Farm is a full-service Christmas tree farm offering both “Choose and Cut” trees growing in our field and Pre-cut trees.
The full-service experience means no need to bring anything with you! They supply hand saws, sleds, and kneeling pads. Their crew will drill, shake, and net your tree AND will tie it onto your car! All of this is included in the price.
An appointment is required on opening day to spread out the number of people on the farm at any one time. This will allow them to provide the best customer experience. The appointment scheduler will be active on their website at 9:00 am on Nov. 11, 2022.
Open early for pre-cuts
If you can’t wait until Nov. 26 to get your tree, Sambol’s offers pre-cut Christmas Trees Nov. 19-20.
Clearview Family Christmas Tree Farm
Address: 8451 W 100 S, Arlington
2022 Dates/Hours: Opening day is set for Nov. 25, 2022
More info: clearviewfamilytreefarm.com/
At Clearview Family Christmas Tree Farm, you can take a hay ride out to the tree field, then choose and cut your own tree. The staff will share information about the different species available, ranging from the traditional Scotch Pine to the Fraser Fir. Clearview opens Thanksgiving weekend and will celebrate their annual Artisans Festival on Nov. 25, 2022. There will be craft vendors, a petting zoo and plenty of food trucks. The Community Choir will return, Gangsta Jazz with Gary Lasaire, Catrina Campbell, The Waldens, Joel Delashmidt and Encomium Ensemble will be on hand to accompany your day with a variety of music.
Lost Forty Tree Farm
Address: 4499 N 400 E, Greenfield
2022 Dates/Hours: Opening day is Thanksgiving day, Nov. 24, 10 am – 5 pm. Lost Forty Tree Farm will open Nov. 25-27 from 9 am-5 pm, and select hours into the first weekend of December. Find a complete list of hours at lostfortytreefarm.com/questions.
More info: lostfortytreefarm.com/
Visitors are welcome to walk the grounds and choose from a wide variety of u-cut Christmas trees including Canaan Fir, Eastern White Pine, White Spruce, Norway Spruce, and Colorado Spruce. Trees are limited this year, so Lost Forty Tree Farm has advised arriving early if you want a big one!
Evans Whispering Pines
Address: 1538 North 400 West, Danville
2022 Dates/Hours: Opening weekend is Nov. 25-27, 9 am-6 pm. After that Sun-Fri: 1–6 pm.
More Info: evanswhisperingpines.com/
Evan Whispering Pines offers Scotch Pine, White Pine, and Norway Spruce for cutting. Pre-cut selections include Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, and Concolor Fir.
Hilgert Christmas Tree Farm
Address: 7729 N Frontage Rd, Fairland
2022 Dates/Hours: Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 3-4; 8 am-5:30 pm
Pricing: $40 Tree (includes tax); $20 Wreath. Cash or Check.
More Info: hilgertmicrofarm.com/
This 16-acre tree farm is self-service with tools to loan during your visit including a shaker, hand saw and twine. Please call ahead if you need assistance. Mostly Scotch Pine (4-6 ft) trees on site, with a few White Pines. Cash or check only.
Jay’s Tree Farm
Address: 755 E. Joppa Rd, Mooresville
2022 Dates/Hours: Nov. 25 – Dec. 19; Nov. 25: 9 am – 5:30 pm; Monday – Friday: 3 pm – 5:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9 am – 5:30 pm;
Pricing: Each tree is priced individually, most averaging around $13/ft
More Info: jaystreefarm.com/
Operating for the past 20 years, Jay’s Tree Farm offers families a choice of Scotch Pine, White Pine, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, and Fraser Fir. You can choose and cut your own tree or select a pre-cut tree. Staff at Jay’s will shake, wrap and load your tree onto the car. They also offer large wreaths, a free cup of apple cider or hot cocoa, and cookies for purchase. While your tree is being processed, you can sit around the bonfire and warm up.
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