Beyond the gifts under the tree, part of what makes Christmas special are the family traditions involving the tree. Sure, you could bring up an artificial tree from the basement, but you can also visit a Christmas tree farm, smell the holiday scents of pine and balsam, maybe take a wagon ride to the distant corners of an orderly pine forest and choose exactly the right tree to serve as the centerpiece of your holiday decor. Fact is, we harvest more Christmas trees in McHenry County than anywhere else in the state. Choose the perfect tree from a local tree farm, and make your family's Christmas a memorable one!

Here are a few of our suggestions: 

Richardson Christmas Tree Farm

9407 Richardson Road
Spring Grove, IL 

Inhale deeply here - this farm grows more than 80,000 fragrant trees. There are free wagon rides to and from the fields on weekends and a whole crew to shake and bale your tree. Inside the large heated barn, you'll find free hot chocolate and real restrooms!
Open the day after Thanksgiving through December 23rd, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Conifera Tree Farm

5810 Schultz Road
Harvard, IL 60033

Some things are just better done the old-fashioned way, and growing trees is one of them. At Conifera Tree Farm their main goal is to simply grow and produce beautiful Christmas trees and produce exceptional wreaths. They offer choose and cut trees as well as pre-cut trees, wreaths and garland. With 10 acres of trees, they can focus on quality rather than quantity. 
Open November 21, 26, 27, 28 December 3, 4, 10, 11, 18 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while supplies last.

Need a few more ideas?

Ben's Christmas Tree Farm
Harvard, IL 630-279-0216

Bill's Evergreen Tree Farm
McHenry, IL 847-525-9809

Cal and Shans Landscape
Woodstock, IL  815-509-1026

Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm
Woodstock, IL  815-337-2682

Holly Jolly Tree Farm
McHenry, IL   815-385-9627

M & M Christmas Tree Farm
Huntley, IL    847-275-8720

Moehling Christmas Tree Farm
Woodstock, IL  815-355-1738

Oney's Tree Farm
Woodstock, IL  815-338-4108

Pioneer Tree Farm
McHenry, IL   815-385-8512

Triple K Pines
Union, IL   815-832-7535