Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Bundling up, hopping in the car, driving down to a farm, and cutting down your own Christmas tree is a classic Christmas experience. This family-friendly activity is often a first-come-first-served business, so we’ve compiled all of the best Tree Farms around Columbia, in order to help you find that perfect tree. Make sure to call before you go! These are family businesses, and will not always have an attendant on site!

Hollow Creek Christmas Tree Farm

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Concolor Fir

This year Hollow Creek Christmas Tree Farm will highlight the freshly cut Concolor Fir out of Virginia. Hollow Creek is the Midlands’ only source for this amazing Christmas tree! Concolor fir is rare, and has attributes that make it one of the world’s most desirable Christmas trees: citrusy aroma, superior needle retention, soft, plush, blue-green foliage, and sturdy limbs (good for medium-weight ornaments). Families have been enjoying the tradition of free weekend hayrides, hot chocolate and great Christmas trees at Hollow Creek for over 35 years! Large variety of trees includes the popular Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire & Virginia Pine, plus fresh-cut Fraser Firs. More here!

228 Windmill Rd| 803.892.3662

Open Wed. before Thanksgiving, closed Dec. 17 | Monday -Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pmSunday1:00 pm-5:30 pm


Bear Creek Christmas Tree Farm

Leyland Cypress
Leyland Cypress

Bear Creek was founded by Charles Wessinger and opened for business in 1981. At Bear Creek you will find Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, poinsettias, and Christmas cactus! Their Christmas trees include Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Virginia Pines, Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Deodar, White Pines, and Frasier Firs from NC. Come on out for a hot cup of cocoa and cut down your own Christmas tree! Visit their Facebook page for more info.

564 Amicks Ferry Road | (803) 345-5607.

Opens the Friday after Thanksgiving. Hours: Monday – Friday, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.   Saturday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Shine and Lee’s Christmas Trees

Carolina-SapphireGet your home ready for Christmas with Shine and Lee’s! Visit the farm to choose and cut your own tree, or select from pre-cut NC Fraser Firs. But don’t stop there! With apple cider, hot chocolate, candy canes, coloring books, photo-ops and Special Days throughout the season, your trip to the farm will be an amazing family experience. Find something special with Shine and Lee’s live decorations and great gifts, like handmade wreaths and garlands, custom bows, door swags, window decorations, mailbox toppers, and centerpieces, made from fresh cuttings so you can choose your greenery! Call ahead to request items or order online for pick up. More Here!

20670 US HWY 76, Newberry, SC 29108 | 803.276.0161

Open the day before Thanksgiving, Thursday – Saturday, 9:00 am till dark, Sunday 1:00 pm till dark. Hours from November 27 – December 17, Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm till Dark, Saturday, 9:00 am till dark, Sunday, 1:00 pm till dark. 

Old Congaree Run Tree Farm

White Pine

Old Congaree has a wide variety of trees as well as custom made wreaths! They are a family-run choose and cut Christmas Tree farm. This tree farm grows the Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, White Pine, and Clemson Greenspire. Come enjoy hot chocolate/hot cider while on a hayride around the property! Visit their Facebook page to learn more!

219 Old Congaree Run Eastover, SC 29044 | (803) 260-7307.

Open from November 24 – December 19. Hours are Friday and Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm

Virginia Pine
Virginia Pine

Take a hayride at Turkey Creek to find your perfect tree! Turkey Creek offers choose & cut tree varieties like Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Virginia Pine, and White Pine, as well as fresh pre-cut Fraser Firs from NC and fresh wreaths. Saws are available if you wish to cut your own tree, and tree drilling, shaking and baling, and assistance with loading is available. While you visit enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate or apple cider while the kids take a ride on their tractor-drawn train! For more info, visit the website.

211 Wade Morgan Road | 803-637-3930

Open Friday after Thanksgiving. Hours are Friday-Saturday from 10am – dark & Sunday 1pm – dark.

Browns Christmas Tree Farm

Image may contain: tree, plant, sky, outdoor and natureChristmas trees – you choose and they cut! If you want to cut you can do it with a handsaw, but they will cut it for you if you’d like! They have White Pine, Virginia Pine, Cedar, and Leyland Cypress trees that range from five feet to thirty feet. Trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided and more. More Here!

432 Pat Road, Lexington | 803-622-0686.

Open for the season on Thanksgiving day from 12pm till dark! Hours: Monday – Friday (12pm to dark), Saturday – Sunday (9am – dark).  

Pa Pa John’s Christmas Tree Farm

Pa Pa John’s offers a variety of beautiful trees to choose from ranging from 5-15ft, on approximately 40 acres of farmland. Catch a ride with the staff to pick out your Christmas tree; Choose & Cut varieties include Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, and Leyland Cypress, and pre-cut Fraser Firs to choose from. They also have five varieties of fresh wreaths available, which are hand-made on the farm. Services also include tree stands, saws for cutting your trees (or staff will cut the tree for you), shaking and bailing and then tying the tree to your vehicle for easy transport. Want to know more? Visit their website.

6980 Flat Creek Road | 803-475-9247

Open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sundays from 1-5pm. 

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