5 places to cut down your own Christmas tree in NoVA

There’s something about picking just the right one—so why not cut it down yourself? Find trees from Fredericksburg to Loudoun County.

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They’ve been growing all year long. No, not just your kids. The perfect Christmas trees! Whether they’re fraser firs, white pines or blue spruces, here’s where you can throw on some gloves, grab a nearby saw and cut down your perfect Christmas tree for the season. 

Snead’s Farm
If this is your family’s first time cutting down your own tree, take a trip out to Fredericksburg to visit Snead’s Farm. Not only will you get to choose up to an 8-foot-tall tree, you’ll also get the fresh blue spruces straight from the stem. Kids can enjoy the mountain slides, hay barn swings and other popular farm activities too. // Snead’s Farm: 18294 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg; Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22; $5 entry fee, $95 per tree

Country Loving Christmas Tree Farm
This Loudoun County tree farm is the place to get your NoVA trees when you’re looking to pick the one that catches your eye, and have it cut on the spot. The Christmas tree farm has been in business since 1999, and have planted more than 1,000 trees every March. Available trees include white pines, Scotch pines, Norway spruce and red cedar. You’re destined to find the tree for your family’s favorite ornaments. Plus, leashed four-legged friends are welcome too! // Country Loving Christmas Tree Farm: 40856 Red Hill Road, Leesburg; Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 15 (after by appointment), 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; tree prices vary

Milltown Creek Tree Farms
Located in northwestern Loudoun County, Milltown Creek Tree Farms offers Christmas trees as beautiful as its scenic views. Load the kids into a complementary wagon, catch the life-size cartoon caricatures for photo ops and enjoy cups of hot cider. The catch? You will get your own saw and pick out the tree you all want most, strap it to the roof of the car and head home. Assistance is offered, but be sure to wear field-friendly clothes and make some outdoor memories. // Milltown Creek Tree Farms: 38758 Householder Road, Lovettsville; Monday to Friday, noon-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; tree prices vary

Snickers Gap Tree Farm
This family-owned Christmas tree farm is located near Bluemont, and nestled into the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you’re looking for some fresh air and the chance to cut down your own pine or spruce, this is the place. Show up at the farm and you’ll be given a map, a saw to cut the trunk and a piece of rope to help you pull it back to the sales barn. Once it’s brought back, the team will shake the tree and bale it tight for easy transportation home. // Snickers Gap Tree Farm: 34350 Williams Gap Road, Round Hill; Monday to Friday, noon-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; tree prices vary

Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm
Looking for a tree from Caroline County? You going to want to hurry! Whispering Pines is saying goodbye to the last group of trees it has for sale for the 2019 holiday season. Come pick and cut your own pine (or grab a fraser fir too, but they’re not pick-your-own!) through the season’s sellout, and bring the bright-green beauties into your home. Plus, leashed pups are welcome too. // Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm: 17451 Richmond Turnpike, Milford; Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; tree prices vary

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