Christmas Tree

The Philly procrastinator’s guide to chopping down a Christmas tree

Here are 11 places near Philadelphia where you can find your own Christmas tree and chop it down yourself.

The Christmas tree can be your house’s symbol for the holiday. That’s how it worked for the Griswolds — at least until a squirrel sent everything crashing down — and how it can work for you if you drive out to the countryside and find the perfect tree to chop down.

And now that Thanksgiving has come and gone most Christmas tree farms have opened for business or increased their hours. So it’s tree time. Here are 11 places near Philadelphia where you can find your own Christmas tree and chop it down yourself.

AGA Farms, 1333 Elephant Road, Perkasie, Pa.

  • How to get there: Take I-76 W, to 476 N, to highway 113 N
  • Travel time from Center City: A little over an hour
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: Scope out the old Vargo Dragway on the property. It is not recommended you drag race on it, though.  

Beck Tree Farms, 48 Beck Tree Road, Hamburg, Pa.

  • How to get there: Take I-76 W to 422 W to 662 N
  • Travel time from Center City: 90 minutes
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: See their farm animals!

Boswell’s Christmas Tree Farm, 1093 N. Grange Avenue, Collegeville, Pa.

  • How to get there: Take I-76 W to 363 N
  • Travel time from Center City: 45 minutes
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: You could get a tree and then catch a movie and meal/drink at the Collegeville Movie Tavern.

Clark’s Christmas Tree Farm, 351 Pusey Mill, Cochranville, Pa.

  • How to get there: Take I-95 S to 322 W to Highway 1 S
  • Travel time from Center City: 1 hour
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: They have a new Christmas Shop that opened for the season on Friday.

CT Farm, 175 S. Church Street, Parkesburg, Pa.

  • How to get there: Take I-76 W to 30 W
  • Travel time from Center City: 1 hour
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: It’s near Beale Manor, a Victorian style mansion.

Dan’s Tree Farm, 595 Pikeland Avenue, Spring City, Pa.

  • How to get there: Take I-76 W to 422 W
  • Travel time from Center City: 45 minutes to an hour
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: Creole-Cajun restaurant French Quarter Bistro is just down the road.

Indian Acres Tree Farm, 111 Tuckerton Road, Medford, N.J.

  • How to get there: Take I-676 E to 70 E
  • Travel time from Center City: 35 minutes
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: Eat Sal’s Pizza while going for a wagon ride and sitting around a bonfire.

Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, Pa.

  • How to get there: Take I-95 S to 352 N
  • Travel time from Center City: 30 to 45 minutes
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: You can also go apple-picking here. Plus carolers, hot chocolate and a bonfire. It’s cozy AF.

Tuckamony Farm, 6320 Upper York Road, New Hope, Pa.

  • How to get there: Take I-95 N to Taylorsville Road to 263 N
  • Travel time from Center City: 1 hour
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: They also have fresh holly for purchase from their orchard.

Varner Farms, 746 S. Trappe Road, Collegeville, Pa.

  • How to get there: Take I-76 W to 422 W
  • Travel time from Center City: 45 minutes
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: Go for a wagon ride in a wagon pulled by two Belgian draft horses.

Yeager’s Tree Farm, 1109 Western Road, Phoenixville, Pa.

  • How to get there: Take I-76 W to 422 W to 23 W
  • Travel time from Center City: 45 minutes to an hour
  • Bonus non-tree-related activity: Get a picture taken with their Christmas decorated barn in the background.
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