Where (and how) to Chop Down Your Own Christmas Tree!

Since the Ziegler Christmas Tree Farm in Elgin closed in 2015, those who love the tradition of cutting down their own Christmas Tree may wonder, where to go? Here are some ideas! Always contact the farm ahead of time to double check inventory before you drive out. It is also a good idea to confirm in advance if tree shaking, baling, bagging or netting is offered so you know what to expect. Please scroll down for a video on how to pick and cut the perfect tree from Craftsman.

Richardson Farm

9407 Richardson Rd Spring Grove, IL 60081

On weekends enjoy free wagon rides out to trees. Freshly made donuts and hot chocolate. You can borrow a saw here at Richardson Farm in Spring Grove.


Bengston Christmas Tree Farm

10919 W. Wilmington Rd. Peotone, IL 60468

Free use of a saw here, and they will lug the tree out of the field for you. This farm has live reindeer!


Abbey Farms

2855 Hart Road, Aurora IL, 60502

Christmas tree farm with saw rental, hot chocolate, bakery and tractor rides on select days.


Camelot Christmas Tree Farm

16380 S. Somonauk Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws are provided. Walking trail around a 20-acre lake through the woods, free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies.


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