You’re looking for a place to get the perfect Christmas Tree in Charlotte, NC? It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? And we need that perfect centerpiece for our holiday to start it off all those fa-la-la-la-las. At Kidding Around, we know farms. Kidding Around Charlotte readers loved our Apple Farm Guide, but now it’s time to find those trees. So, here we go with the biggest guide to Christmas Trees in Charlotte, NC, new for 2023.
Yep, it’s Christmas Tree time, and we have gathered up all the best places in Charlotte, near Charlotte, and even in the mountains. We did it all to help you find your family’s 2023 Christmas Tree. Whether you’re looking to pick one up nearby at a local Christmas tree lot, or you’re craving a day trip adventure to a Christmas Tree farm up in the mountains, this local Charlotte, NC Christmas Tree Farm Guide has what you’re looking for.
Tips for Christmas Tree Farms
We asked parents for their best Christmas Tree Farms tips, and they delivered. These tips include things to look for when finding the perfect tree, things to remember to keep the kids entertained, and lots more.
- Go at the right time in the season: “We always go to North Carolina so we can get a Fraser Fir and cut it ourselves. It’s best to go early enough so the trees aren’t as picked through, but late enough so it still looks good by the time Christmas comes around. We have found that going the week after Thanksgiving is perfect.” Also, remember that farm hours are always subject to change. This can be due to availability, weather and lots of other things. So, always confirm the farm is open before you head out!
- Tie Down That Tree: You’ll need to tie down your tree to your car and if you have a long drive you’ll want to make sure you bring very secure straps, beyond what is offered with the trees at the farm. “I recommend your own straps if you are going far. My Honda Pilot actually fit our 7-foot tree in the car last year!”
- Don’t Stress, have fun!: Keep that family tradition fun. Pick out your best ugly Christmas sweater and pile into the car with some Christmas music, and hot coffee and cocoa. Make finding the perfect tree a game, maybe play a little hide and seek at the farm if it is safe to do so.
- Prep before you go: “Before we go we already have our tree stand out and ready so we can get the fresh tree in water ASAP.” Also, keep the water filled all season long.
- Find a healthy tree: “When searching for the perfect tree we make sure all sides look good, no dry needles, and look at the trunk! Bend down and make sure the trunk isn’t crooked or your tree will be too. The trees are usually on hills so you can’t tell always if the tree is leaning.”
- Being Frugal: “If you’re crafty, ask if they have any excess tree clippings that you can have. Some places will give them away for free and they are perfect for making your own garland, wreaths, or just to lay around with your decor.”
Find Your Perfect Tree Experience: Christmas Trees in Charlotte, NC
Community Christmas Tree Lots Near Charlotte, NC
In addition to farms, and locations with cut-your-own and pre-cut trees, local churches and community groups also host annual Christmas tree sales generally benefiting the community or missions work.
Here are a few who regularly host Christma tree lot sales in Charlotte, NC:
St. Ann Catholic Church
3635 Park Road, Charlotte
St. Ann Catholic Church offers an annual Christmas Tree sale, plus wreaths and other things. Proceeds from the sale go to local charities. Look for them to open after Thanksgiving.
Three locations: Foxcroft Shopping Center at 7800 Fairview Road, Arboretum at 8000 Providence Road, and Antioch Church Road at 3612 Matthews-Weddington Road
Hillbilly Market offers precut trees at its 3 Charlotte locations. They have a wide variety of sizes of Frasier Firs.
St. Gabriel Catholic Church Christmas Tree Sale
Run by the men’s club at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, the tree sale includes both North Carolina Christmas Trees and fresh wreaths. You’ll find the sale in the church’s lower parking lot. They open November 24th, 2023. They’ll be open weekends 9 am to 8 pm and weekdays from 5 pm to 8 pm until trees sell out.
Great Christmas Tree Farms & Shops for the Full Experience
All the country stores and Christmas Tree Farms close to Charlotte and worthy of day trips are right here on this list. Too many options? Remember to use the buttons in the orange box at the top of this guide to sort these listings and find the perfect tree experience for your family!
Circle C Tree Farms
Off of Highway 421, Boone, NC
This Boone, NC tree farm is only open for a couple of weekends in November each year. They offer choose and cut your own trees. They’ll cut and bale your tree for you, if you’d like. AND, Circle C Tree Farm offers pre-cut trees at a discount.
Precut prices start at $20 for small trees. Here is the Circle C Tree Farm 2023 Pricing
In 2023 they’ll be open November 11th and 12th, plus November 17th through the 26th.
Grace Tree Farm
1292 Beth Haven Church Road, Denver, NC
Grace Tree Farm is a choose-and-cut tree farm. They open the day after Thanksgiving and require reservations to visit those first two weekends of the season, after that reservations are not required. You can make your reservation at the Grace Tree Farm website.
Opening November 24th, 2023
White Pine, Leyland cypress, Carolina Sapphires, & Giant Arborvitae
Opening Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2023
Offers: choose and cut Christmas trees
Opening weekend (Thursday – Sunday): 10 am – 5:30 pm
Open weekdays 3-5:30 pm, weekends 10 am – 5 pm
C and J Christmas Tree Farm
C and J Christmas Tree Farm offers trees ranging from tabletop size to 11.5 ft. This year they’ll have Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting, concessions for sale, and more.
2023 Opening weekend will be November 11th and 12th, 2023, and they expect to open weekends through December 10th, plus Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week.
You’ll find this farm about 5 minutes from downtown Boone, NC.
Open 9 am – 5 pm November 16 – November 19, 2023 | November 22 – November 26, 2023 | November 28-30th, 2023 | December 1st-3rd, 2023
You select the tree and they cut, bale, and tie it. You also have the option to cut yourself. Cut Fraser Firs, live Fraser Firs (for planting), and wreaths are available.
Santa visits on November 18th and 19th, 24th, 25th and 26th.
Mrs Ruth's Country Market & Christmas Trees
2206 Charlotte Highway , Mooresville, NC
In the spring and summer, Mrs. Ruth’s offers locally grown produce, jams, jellies, honey and more.
At Christmas time, Mrs. Ruth’s sells pre-cut Christmas trees, plus beautiful bow decorations for the top of your tree. Trees will be available starting November 15th, 2023.
Opening day November 24th, 2023
Offers: Choose and cut Christmas trees, wreaths, and other decorations.
There are 6 varieties of choose and cut trees to choose from.
Precut Fraser Fir trees are available if desired.
Opening day: 9 am – 3 pm
Thursday & Friday from 3 pm – 5 pm
Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday from 1 pm – 5 pm
Appointments can be made outside of these times
Open until supplies last
Opens for the season on November 18th, 2023
Offers: Choose and cut Christmas trees (Fraser Fir)
They also have smaller precut trees, decor, and wreaths for sale.
You will find a $5 off a $50 purchase coupon on their Facebook page
Hours: Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday from 9 am – 5 pm
Opens Friday, November 24th, 2023 for the winter season
Offers: Choose and cut your own Christmas tree.
Seven varieties of choose and cut trees, including Fraser Fir
Wreaths and bows
Free hay rides
Free hot chocolate
Prices: $60 for trees under 6 feet
All Fraser Fir trees start at $85 and up
Trees are available in a variety of heights
Cash or Check accepted (ATM on site)
Hours: Monday – Saturday from 9 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday from 1 pm – 5:30 pm
Cedar Lake Tree Farm
5829 East Highway 28, Iron Station, NC
Cedar Lake Tree Farm offers a full farm experience with family activities, a general store, wreaths to purchase and cut-your-own trees. They open for the season November 18th, 2023.
Will Santa visit Cedar Lake Tree Farm?
Santa will be at the farm on November 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, and 26th, and December 3rd, 9th, and 10th, 2023.
Watch this lovely video about Cedar Lake Christmas Tree Farm.
Opens this season Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Offers: Fresh cut NC Fraser Fir Christmas trees
Fresh wreaths, garlands, and tree stands are available for purchase.
Prices start at $39 for a 4′-5′ tree
Sizes range for trees are from tabletop to approximately 12′ tall
Helms Christmas Tree Farm
6345 Christmas Tree Lane, Vale, NC
Helms Christmas Tree Farm offers u-pick blueberries in June, and of course, Christmas Trees for the holidays. They also have fresh wreaths, garland, Santa visits and more.
2023 Opening date is TBA, but look for them to to open mid-end November, 2023.
Open from Saturday November 18, 2023 – Sunday, December 17, 2023
Fresh-cut Fraser Fir Christmas trees
Hot chocolate & beverages
Barn with animals to visit
Letters to Santa mailbox
The tree lot is open 7 days a week 9 am – 9 pm
Wagon rides and holiday store hours are available Tuesday – Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm
Where will you head for your Christmas Tree in Charlotte, NC this year?
Do you need more ideas? You’ll find lots more Christmas Tree Farms nearby on our Kidding Around Greenville Christmas Tree Farm list. It has options in South Carolina’s Upstate and the Western North Carolina mountains.