2020 Guide to Christmas Tree Farms in the Columbia SC Area

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! Even though not ever farm will require a mask, always bring one just in case!

Hollow Creek Christmas Tree Farm

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Concolor Fir

Choose one of Hollow Creek’s beautiful cut Concolor Firs, the Midlands’ only source for this one-of-a-kind 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 great Christmas trees at Hollow Creek for over 35 years! Their large variety of trees also includes the popular Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Blue Ice, Cedar, Deodar Cedar, Thuja Green Giant, Carolina Sapphire & Virginia Pine, plus fresh-cut Fraser Firs. Special this year, the farm will be featuring limited inventory of their new and EXCLUSIVE Christmas Tree, “Jingles Cypress.” More here!

*Saws will be regularly sanitized, sanitizing stations will be on site, payment stations will be outside, and restrooms will be regularly cleaned.*

228 Windmill Rd, Gilbert, SC 29054 | 803-892-3662

Open the Sunday before Thanksgiving at 1pm, closing on Dec. 19 | Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm, Sunday: 1 -5:30pm


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 cacti! Their Christmas trees include Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pines, Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Deodar, White Pines, and Frasier Firs. Come on out, enjoy the fresh air, and cut down your own Christmas tree! Visit Bear Creek’s Facebook page for more info.

*Sanitization stations will be placed throughout the property & hand saws will be sanitized between each use.*

564 Amicks Ferry Road Chapin, SC 29036 | 803-345-5607.

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


Shine and Lee’s Christmas Trees

Carolina-Sapphire

Get your home ready for Christmas with Shine and Lee’s! Visit the farm to choose and cut your own tree (Leyland, Cypress, Caroline Sapphire, and Cedar), or select from pre-cut Fraser Firs. But don’t stop there! Pre-packaged apple cider, hot chocolate, coloring books, and more will be available for guests and their little ones throughout the season, making your trip to the farm an unforgettable and safe 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!

*Checks, credit cards (guests will swipe their own), and exact cash money will are all acceptable at the farm! Masks and sanitize stations will be offered. For those looking to cut their own trees, hand saws will be sanitized after each use. The Christmas shed will be outdoors this year to permit social distancing. Lastly, visitors will need to secure their own tree on their vehicle. *

20670 US HWY 76, Newberry, SC 29108 | 803-276-0161

Open starting the Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27), Friday – Saturday 9am till dark, Sunday 1pm till dark. Hours from then on Monday – Thursday Closed, but can call to order
Friday & Sunday 1:30pm till dark, Saturday, 9am till dark


Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm

Virginia Pine
Virginia Pine

Take an adventurous hayride with loved ones at Turkey Creek to find your perfect tree! Turkey Creek offers choose & cut tree varieties like Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, and White Pine, as well as fresh pre-cut Fraser Firs from NC and fresh wreaths. Saws (sanitized between each use) will be provided if you wish to cut your own tree, along with tree drilling, shaking and baling, and assistance with loading. For more info, visit their Facebook .

*Due to the large acreage, social distancing will be easy to maintain and masks will not be required for visitors who are not in close proximity to others. Hayride occupants will also be reduced.*

211 Wade Morgan Road McCormick, SC 29835 | 803-637-3930

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


Wickers Christmas Tree Farm

Fraser Fir (Photo Courtesy of Wickers Christmas Tree Farm)

For almost a decade, Wickers Christmas Tree Farm has provided luscious Christmas trees for visitors every year! This family-owned and operated farm takes great pride in upholding such a special holiday tradition for families of SC. Wickers cuts, shakes, and bales all trees at no additional charge, along with helping guests load trees in or on their vehicles. Cut or pick your own tree from their rows of Fraser Fir, Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, and Leyland Cypress trees to take home and personalize! Hand saws are available upon request, and will be sanitized between uses. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and the caboose will operate with only one family riding at a time.

940 Mud Creek Rd Newberry, SC, US 29108 | 803-924-0362

Open for season the Friday after Thanksgiving at 9:30am – till dark
Regular Season: Monday – Friday 1:30pm – until dark
Saturday: 9:30am – until dark
Sunday: 1:30pm – until dark

Cedar Ridge Tree Farm

Embark on the timeless tradition of tree hunting and spend a spirited day on Cedar Ridge Tree Farm! Take pictures with Santa, drink delicious hot coco, and find the perfect pre-cut Frazier Fir Christmas Trees for this year’s holiday season! Explore their fabulous Christmas House gift shop where you can buy handmade local crafts, fresh-made wreaths, hand-made bows, and tree accessories. Check out Cedar Ridge’s Facebook for details in real-time!

2300 Priceville Rd Gilbert, SC, US 29054

Open for this season November 21, Hours: Thursday-Saturday 9am – 5pm & Sun 1 – 5pm


Price’s Christmas Tree Farm

Photo Courtesy of Price’s Christmas Tree Farm (FACEBOOK)

Dreaming about that fresh, Christmas tree scent? At Price’s Christmas Tree Farm FRESH is guaranteed, and there is no other smell like that beloved piney oder waffling through your home. Choose from their freshly cut Fraser Firs grown in the mountains of Virginia and NC, or pick and cut your own Leyland Cypress, Cedar, or Carolina Sapphire tree! Also enjoy handmade wreaths, 12” and 16”, offered with a variety of gorgeous bows to spruce up your outdoor decorations. Make sure to purchase a bundle of firewood to create that cozy evening fire once the temperature drops! Get real-time updates on their Facebook!

*Christmas Cabin will still be open, but on a limited capacity basis.*

228 Maple Rd Lexington, SC, US 29073 | 803-356-4005

Open for the season on November 21 (Closed Thanksgiving day)! Hours: Monday – Thursday 3 – 6:30pm, Friday – Saturday 9am to 6:30pm, Sunday 12 – 6pm 

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